Babcock’s Devonport site welcomes more than 250 new recruits

Babcock's Apprentices

Babcock International Group has welcomed more than 250 new apprentices and graduates to its Devonport facility.

The international defence company’s new early careers employees 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 include welders, fabricators and pipe workers, as well as electrical fitters, mechanical fitters and computer numerical control (CNC) machinists. The graduates are involved in a wide range of business areas such as specialist engineering (mechanical, electrical, process and civil), naval architecture and project management.

This new cohort of joiners will benefit from the recently launched Babcock Skills Academy. A hybrid teaching model that combines cutting-edge digital resources and hands-on training to enhance Babcock’s workforce capabilities.

Paul Watson, Babcock’s Managing Director for Devonport, said: “A very warm welcome to our new starters, we are delighted to welcome so many talented recruits to our site.

“The calibre of our candidates was extremely high again this year and it is fantastic to be offering so many apprentices and graduates the opportunity to unlock their potential with us.”

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