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Apprenticeship Job

Apprentice Development Manager

Expiring soon


Babcock International

Up to £32245 per annum

Plymouth, Devon


Permanent | Full Time




Intermediate (level 2)

Apprentice Development Manager


Devonport, Plymouth

About the role

Here at Babcock International we're looking to recruit an Apprentice Development Manager to join the team working within the Base Services division at Devonport Royal Dockyard. As an Apprentice Development Manager you'll review and assess the competence of apprentices and adult trainees against the approved apprenticeship framework / standard.

Using your substantial knowledge and experience of Marine Engineering environments and required practices and standards you'll be reviewing and assessing Apprentices on-the-job and knowledge competence. You'll monitor progress towards targets, arrange suitable work placements, liaise with colleges and awarding organisations and deal with Apprentice attendance and disciplinary management. You'll also be involved with the recruitment and selection of future apprentices.

What do I need to do the role?

You'll need to have completed a recognised Mechanical and/or Electrical trade based apprenticeship in Marine Engineering and possess a relevant Assessor qualification. An NVQ L3 in Advice & Guidance would be highly desirable.

We would also like you have some or all of the following:

* Substantial experience gained within a Marine Engineering environment

* Previous experience of mentoring apprentices and NVQ assessment

* Working knowledge of MS applications, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

* Highly organised with the ability to work on own initiative

Lastly, you'll need to be able to deploy good communication and influencing skills together with the ability to work in a professional and confident manner.

What else do I need to know?

The successful candidate must hold, or be able to achieve the appropriate Security Clearance level for this position.

About Babcock International and Devonport

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.

You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.

We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job. Once you've completed this you'll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.

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 will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

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.

Closing date: Tuesday 18 June 2019