Work for the world you want to live in.
Wouldn’t you want to live in a world where people, populations and the planet thrive? Where technology protects rather than threatens. Where societies feel safe and secure. Where cities and continents feel part of one global community.
We’re an international aerospace, defence and security company, with sites all-round the UK, that do loads of exciting and important things to make the world safer and more secure. We defend nations, save lives and protect communities around the globe.
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 desirable places 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.
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.
Our 24-month apprenticeship programme will enable you to develop a range of highly transferable administration tasks and skills including:
- Collating and preparing reports
- Administer travel requests both UK and International
- Facilitate meetings to include agenda preparation, typing and distribution of minutes and sourcing a venue
- Diary management up to Director level
- Provide all general administrative support within a department as required
At the end of your apprenticeship potential career opportunities include Personal Assistant, Document Controller, Project Administrator and Secretarial roles.
For those of you who are looking to take your career further our well established administration apprenticeship could take you anywhere in the business; some of our apprentices are now in high flying positions such as Business Change Manager, Supply Chain Development Manager and Communications Business Partner.
During your first year you will complete three placements lasting four months each in various areas of the business to gain real life work experience whilst completing your qualification. Your second year will see you embark on a 12-month placement to expand your skills and define your career path.
Qualification you’ll get
Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner
What you’ll need
- GCSE grade C or equivalent in maths and English
- The ability to gain SC clearance
What you’ll get
Generous benefits including
- Very competitive starting salary
- Fully funded qualifications up to degree level may be available
- Personal development training and opportunities
- Pension scheme with employee contributions matched up to 8% of salary
- 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
- Flexible working (by local arrangement)
- Discounted shopping and half-price cinema tickets
- Cycle to work scheme
Work for the world you want to live in. Work to leave a positive legacy that is felt for generations. Work as one team, one Babcock and create a safe a secure world, together.
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.
Additional job details
- Plymouth · Devonport Royal Dockyard
- Contract, dates and working times
- Fixed term
How to apply
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. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at the interview.
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Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 27 March 2023
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Closing date: 27 March 2023