Apprentice Mechanical Technician (Mechanical and Electrical)

Job Description

Job Title: Apprentice Mechanical Technician (Mechanical and Electrical) (Level 3)

Location: Stephenson House | 8 Stephenson Place | Blantyre | Glasgow | South Lanarkshire | G72 0LH

Salary: £13,721

Role Type: Full time

Work for the world you want to live in.

Babcock is an international defense company operating in our focus countries of the UK, Australasia, Canada, France and South Africa, with exports to additional markets with potential to become focus countries. Our Purpose, to create a safe and secure world, together, defines our strategy.

We have 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.

For more than a century, Babcock International Group, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering and training support 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.

Babcock as part of the SB Rail Joint Venture have an ongoing contract with Network Rail for the maintenance of Scotland's track and are looking to recruit suitable individuals to be based out of our Rutherglen Workshop as Apprentice On Track Engineering Technicians.

You will gain academic qualifications and professional experience. You will work closely with our experienced workshop and project staff and learn about maintaining our fleet of On Track Machines and delivering successful projects whilst operating to high safety standards.

You will attend training courses and gain competence through a detailed personal development programme which will deliver underpinning knowledge and understanding in the job role to allow you to meet the requirements of the appropriate industry recognised certification schemes.

What you need:

Educated to grade C or above in GCSE/National 5 (or equivalent) in a minimum of 5 subjects which must include Maths, Science and English, you will be enthusiastic, motivated with good communications skills and able demonstrate clear potential to continuously grow and develop your skills and career at Babcock.

You will be required to work as part of a team, working both day and later in your training night shifts, including weekends, indoors and outdoors, at all times and in all weathers.

You will also work on or near railway lines and have the ability to work on your own initiative. Comprehensive on the job training will be given in track safety and the other skills necessary in carrying out this role.

You will be required to pass a medical with our Occupational Health provider, to ensure you meet the standard for working in a safety critical role. During your apprenticeship you will earn a competitive apprentice wage and gain hands-on technical experience in the work place.

What you'll get:
Generous benefits including:

o Competitive starting salary

o Fully funded vocational driving licences

o Matched Pension up to 4.5%

o Employee assistance programme.

o Share options.

o Babcock rewards - Shopping vouchers.

o Access to subsidised Gym

o Buy and sell options of annual leave.

o 25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays.

o Onsite catering outlets.

o Free Parking

Babcock International

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.

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

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