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Communications Technician


Wareham, Bournemouth, GB, BH20 6JA

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:              Communications Technician - Armoured Fighting Vehicles
Location:              Wareham, Dorset
Compensation:    £25,833.96 + Benefits
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                SF54597


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 Communications Technician - Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV) at our MOD Bovington site.


The role
As a Communications Technician, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Carrying out Level 1 inspection; testing and repair of all communications equipment used in a range of AFV's, including the Ajax and the new Aries.


Day to day, you’ll focus on the communications systems of AFV’s and ensure they are up to standard for the client:


  • Inspect and test communications equipment, compile job cards and inspection reports accurately detailing L1 and L2 work requirement
  • Carry out Level 1 repairs of communications equipment in accordance with authorised procedures and to the highest possible standard
  • Identify and order spare parts; correctly prepare equipment for Level 2 repair
  • Respond to communications breakdowns during working hours and, when rostered, out of hours
  • Drive, control, operate and maintain vehicles for which qualified


This role is full time, 38 hours per week, based onsite at MOD Bovington in Dorset.

Essential experience of the Communications Technician:

  • IT literate with a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications
  • Knowledge of Communications Equipment
  • Bowman Tactical Communications System trained to Advanced Signaller standard – preferred but not essential, as full training will be provided.


Qualifications for the Communications Technician:

We value difference and don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.


The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance 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 most 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 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:    04/12/2023

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