Coach Builder

Posting Date: 12 January 2020

Location: Walsall, West Midlands, GB, WS2 8LD

Company: Babcock

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Coach Builder



Salary Up to £27,539.20 Depending on experience


About the role

Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a Coach Builder to join the team.

The purpose of this role is to conduct coach building and the conversion of new and used vehicles.  Complexity will vary from basic lining to full vehicle conversion.  Duties include but are not limited to the stripping and fitting of all types of commercial vehicles.


What do I need to do the role?

You’ll need to be educated to G.C.S.E standard or equivalent  


Would also like you to have experience in all or some of these areas:


  • Experience of Vehicle conversions
  • Experience of general wood and metal work
  • General mechanical knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to act as a credible representative of the company to external parties.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team to achieve desired results.
  • Highly skilled with various types of tooling


Lastly experience of working in an automotive / engineering environment is desirable.


 What else do I need to know?


  • All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.
  • This role may be considered for flexible working.


About Babcock International


For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.


We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.


Armed Forces Covenant


We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please click here.


Application Guidance


If you are currently employed by Babcock, please let your line manager know that you’re applying for this vacancy.  You should also let them know if you are attending an interview or assessment for a role.


Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.


We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. 


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


Closing date: 31/10/2019


Job Reference: 26617

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