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Head of Apprenticeship Services


Remote Worker, GB Cardiff, GB, CF3 6YA London, GB, W1U 1QX Portsmouth, GB, PO12 3BY Glasgow, GB, G51 4BZ Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ Warrington, GB, WA4 6HL Manchester, GB, M17 1WD Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:         Head of Apprenticeship Services 
Location:         Fully Remote
Role Type:       Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:            SF51378


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Head of Apprenticeship Services.


The role


As a Head of Apprenticeship Services, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Providing strategic guidance and direction to the business on apprenticeship matters.  


Day to day, you’ll ensure the business is fully compliant with all associated funding rules, has the required systems in place to manage apprenticeship provision, and timely data is provided to ensure apprenticeship performance is tracked, monitored and acted upon.


  • Overall responsibility for the leadership of the Apprenticeship Service functions 
  • Provide strategic oversight on behalf of the business unit on the apprenticeship market, including market dynamics, funding changes and developments in the quality framework 
  • Ensure funding claims are processed in line with agreed processes, are accurate and comply with the relevant funding rules 
  • Ensure legacy data across all UK funding bodies (from historic contracts) is maintained and ready for inspection if required


Essential experience of the Head of Apprenticeship Services,


  • A detailed understanding of the government funded training environment (specifically apprenticeships) and associated rules 
  • Leadership and management experience 
  • An understanding of the processes, systems and data required to manage an apprenticeship provision 


This is a fully remote role 


Qualifications for the Head of Apprenticeship Services,


•    Industry related qualifications such as Degree, HND, or NVQs or equivalent are desirable 

The successful candidate must be able to achieve BPSS security clearance level for this role.


Our Benefits


  • 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
  • For the full extensive Benefits package please visit our Careers pages


Babcock International 


For over 130 years Babcock International have 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. 
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. 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: 24/07/23

Job Segment: Apprentice, CSR, Entry Level, Management

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