Babcock’s Devonport site welcomes more than 200 new recruits


Babcock International has welcomed more than 200 new apprentices and graduates to the defence company’s Devonport operations.

The 141 apprentices and 80 graduates will support a variety of projects and business areas, from life extension programmes on frigates and submarines, to advanced manufacturing and technology innovation projects carried out on site.

The apprentice roles are varied, from welders, fabricators and pipe workers, to electrical fitters, mechanical fitters and computer numerical control (CNC) machinists, while the graduates are involved in a wide range of roles within the business including: mechanical, electrical, process and civil engineers, naval architects and project managers.

Paul Watson, Babcock’s Managing Director for Devonport operations, said: “We are delighted to welcome so many new apprentices and graduates. There are many opportunities for them to learn, grow and develop as they start their career journey across many different trades and disciplines.

“There is so much investment and development across the site so it’s a great time to join us as we continue playing our part in creating a safe and secure world.”

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