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Skilled Trades Person - Gun Fitter/Armourer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Tewkesbury

Job Title:                     Armament Specialist/Gun Fitter

Location:                    Ashchuch

Compensation:          £27,547

Role Type:                  Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                       42737


The difference is you


At Babcock, we’re creating a safe and secure world, together – and you can play your part. As an Armament Specialist, you’ll make sure the UK army’s vehicles are always in peak condition and ready to roll out. Join us and you’ll be part of an international aerospace, defence and security company that’s united by its purpose. Help us achieve a meaningful goal. It all starts with you.


Defence Equipment

Defence Equipment is committed to the continual development of its employees and to support this you may be required to undertake activity within your competence or accredited skillset across a variety of roles within your operational function or discipline consistent with your pay band. Additionally, training will be provided where required to broaden your personal competence and skills profile to maximise opportunities for your flexibility, personal development and deployability to provide experience across a range of roles and services we provide to our customers. 


The Role

The difference our new Armament Specialist will make.

As an Armament Specialist, you’ll have a vital role to play in keeping the army’s vehicles primed to deploy. Your main task will be to inspect, service and repair the weaponry and associate systems on both tracked and wheeled armoured vehicles to high standards. This will include weapon mounts and sighting systems, your work will be on most military vehicles currently in use by British forces and, will involve examination of ordnance (Ex of O) where applicable and completion of the appropriate documentation You will also maintain hydraulic and pneumatic systems – training can be provided if required.


Essential Experience

  • Knowledge of heavy weapons service and repair including Rarden will be an advantage
  • A minimum of Class 2 Armourer status
  • Qualified to RQF Level 3 standard in an Engineering related discipline (C&G, ONC, NVQ L3, Ex-Military (Class 1 or Class 2 REME Armourer or RN / RAF equivalent)
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Teamwork ethic
  • Sense of initiative


What we offer

Generous benefits including:
•    25 days’ annual leave increasing to 26 after 5 years’ service plus the ability to buy or sell holiday
•    Open to flexible working and alternative work patterns (12 noon finish every Friday)
•    Opportunities for enhanced overtime
•    Matched contribution pension scheme up to 6% with life assurance
•    Tailored personal training and development programme
•    Wellbeing centre supporting physical, mental and financial well-being 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Feel trusted to deliver


Babcock International

For over 130 years, we 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. 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.



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