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Apprenticeship Coach - West Midlands


Remote Worker, GB

Onsite or Hybrid:  Field based

Job Title:               Apprenticeship Coach - Vehicle Mechanic
Location:               West Midlands + Fully Remote + Regional Travel
Compensation:     £36,400 + Benefits
Role Type:            Full Time / 12 Months Fixed Term Contract
Role ID:                SF57822


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as an Apprenticeship Coach within our Land Training division


The role
As an Apprenticeship Coach, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. A modern high tech Army needs highly trained men and women to keep equipment working. The role of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) is to do just that; maintain, repair and manufacture equipment to keep battle winning aircraft, tanks and weapons in fighting order. This includes the fleet management of over 50,000 vehicles, ranging from quad bikes and generators to main battle tanks.


Day-to-day, you’ll visit Vehicle Mechanic learners within their workplace using your vocational experience and knowledge to deliver learning, coach, assess and support them to achieve their apprenticeship.


  • Support, motivate and coach all learners through their apprenticeship programme, ensuring all components of the apprenticeship programme are completed in a timely manner whilst meeting awarding organisation, ESFA and Ofsted requirements 
  • Monitor and review learners inline with the customers expectations 
  • Ensure all required documentation is completed to the correct standard and within agreed timelines 
  • Provide portfolio building advice and guidance to learners based on the requirements of their programme 
  • Effectively record, plan and track individual learner progress in accordance with agreed paperwork and reporting processes


This role is full time, 35 hours per week, offered on a 12-Month Fixed-Term Contract, and is fully remote. There is a requirement to travel to locations including, Market Drayton, Stafford, Bedworth, Oakham, ,Nottingham, Coventry and Hereford four days per week. 


Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met. We are happy to consider flexible, blended working, including part-time, condensed hours, and job sharing. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview. 


Essential experience of the Apprenticeship Coach

  • Considerable experience in the vehicle mechanic field
  • Good understanding of work-based learning programmes
  • Previous experience in the defence sector, ideally within the army arena (desired not essential)     


Qualifications for the Apprenticeship Coach

  • Relevant industry related qualification (Vehicle Mechanic minimum of Level 3)
  • Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (desirable) 
  • Award / Certificate in Education & Training (or equivalent) 
  • Maths and English – GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) 

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain SC security clearance for this role as well as Enhanced DBS and Child Barring Service (EDBSCBL).


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer 

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock  has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 25/07/24




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