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Rosyth, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, GB, KY11 2YD

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:             Welder
Location:             Rosyth, Fife
Compensation:    £36,231 + Overtime + Benefits + Relocation Expenses
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF54142


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 Welder. We currently have multiple opportunities for Welder to join our team in Rosyth, where you'll play a key part in helping to build the new ‘Inspiration’ class, Type 31 frigate due to be delivered by the end of 2028.


The role
As a Welder, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. If you can bring technical skills and a safe working attitude, then we can provide you with one of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.


Day-to-day, you’ll be part of a friendly, supportive team, working alongside other experienced professionals like yourself who are engaged in safely carrying out welding and welding related activities in a production environment supporting the Type 31 unit build - from piece part creation through to panel manufacture and whole ship build.


Key Tasks and Activities will include:


  • Carrying out welding tasks in accordance with the essential variables and complete visual inspection of finished welds to contract acceptance standards and project requirements
  • Maintaining welding plant functionality and carry out daily machine checks, ensuring that any fault is reported immediately
  • Safely setting up and removing any pre-heating equipment
  • Use of digital and thermal temperature recording devices
  • The Welder role covers but not limited to; GSFCAW process, SAW process, Grinding, Pre-Heating, Basic Visual Inspection and Control of welding consumables. 


This role is full time, 36-hours per week, Monday to Thursday, with plenty of opportunities to boost your earnings potential with flexible overtime and the opportunity to work shifts.


Essential experience of the Welder

  • Indentured Welder
  • An understanding of weld defects and causes
  • Perform set up procedures for all welding equipment and accessories to be used on projects
  • Experience with one or more of the following Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), MIG or TIG


Qualifications for the Welder

  • WPS Adherence
  • Indentured Welder


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Standard (BPSS) security clearance for this role.


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
  • Relocation expenses (subject to eligibility)


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.



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