Trainee Slingers

Plymouth, Devon, UK
18 Apr 2019
08 May 2019
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type
Trainee Slingers
Starting Salary Year 1 £10,950 - up to Year 3 £19,995
About the role
Babcock Devonport has a number of opportunities for individuals to join the lifting and slinging teams on the Devonport site as part of a recently reinvigorated Nationally Recognised Training program.

The roles are full time trainee positions and will see the development of personnel from a position of no lifting experience through to an NVQ Level 2 Slinger Signaller in the marine environment. In addition there is potential for high performing individuals to enhance their qualifications and skills once they complete training.
Babcock is planning for the future and with a growing order book the requirement to develop and retain key skills has been recognised.
Lifting within the dockyard is an essential service and developing the skills unique to the Naval Base takes extensive training and time served alongside the skilled workforce. This work based learning allows experienced personnel to mentor and develop trainee's skills and learning.

You will undertake training prior to deployment within the Naval Base and will then be partnered with a mentor within the lifting community to develop them in line with the pre-defined NVQ competency requirements.

What do I need to do the role?
You must have achieved a basic level of English and Mathematics qualification at GCSE grade 5 (D) or equivalent
  • No previous experience of lifting operations is required although an understanding of lifting and the Naval Base is desired.
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate basic IT skills and be able to communicate at all levels.
  • Be able to follow instruction and act in accordance with Babcock procedures and processes.
  • You will be expected to monitor progress against the competences and demonstrate progress at monthly review sessions with the NVQ assessor. On achievement of the competencies a final assessment will take place. The training programme will take 3 years.
About Babcock International and Devonport
For more than a century, Babcock 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
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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. To find out more please click here .
Closing date: Wednesday 8 th May 2019

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