Barton Base Helicopter Pilot

Manchester, UK
Closing date
18 May 2023

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Clearance Level
SC, None / Undisclosed
Defence, Engineering
Job Type

Job Details

Helicopter Pilot
Barton, UK - Onsite
Competitive Salary
Full time / Permanent
SF 48700

Let's meet goals together

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Barton Base Pilot at Barton

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation, and flexibility


The Barton Base Pilot is based within our Aviation business area.

Our Aviation business helps defend nations, save lives, and protect communities through innovative delivery of critical and vital aviation services to the civil and defence sectors. Everyday lives, livelihoods, safety, and security depend on the operations we fly and enable.

The role

The difference our new Barton Base Pilot will make

As a Barton Base Pilot, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. providing mission-critical helicopter services to the air ambulance, police, and offshore sectors.

Day to day, our fleet of 32 helicopters from bases across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland has been providing dedicated air ambulance support for more than 20 years and our police helicopters have been supporting UK communities for almost a decade. BMCSO constantly invests in new aircraft, equipment, and training to ensure the consistent capability to deliver safe, dependable operational excellence always.

Headquartered in Staverton, Gloucestershire, BMCSO is a leading provider of aviation services for mission-critical operations across ten countries. BMCSO is part of Babcock International Group, a global provider of critical asset, infrastructure and training support to many sectors including emergency services, energy, and defence.

The position as for base pilot operating the EC135 aircraft out of Manchester Heliport, Barton in support of the Northwest Air Ambulance Charity through varied and challenging flying across a range of disciplines including Air Ambulance, HEMS, and NVIS operations, if required.
At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

Essential experience


  • Hold an UK ATPL(H) or CPL(H) + IR -
  • 1000 hours pilot in command of aircraft of which 500 hours is pilot in command on twin turbine helicopters; or 1000 hours as co-pilot in HEMS/Police operations of which 500 hours is as pilot in command under supervision and 100 hours pilot in command of twin turbine helicopters.
  • 20 hours VFR at night as pilot in command.
  • 2000 hours minimum total helicopter experience.
  • 500 hours operating experience in twin turbine helicopters in an operational environment similar to the intended operation.


• Be qualified and instrument rated on the EC135.
• Have current or recent HEMS experience.
• Have experience of NVIS operations.

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
• Generous holiday allowance of 20 days including bank holidays
• Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
• Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental, and financial wellbeing
• Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts, and our Share Ownership Scheme
• Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International

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.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant . If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

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 interview.

Closing Date: 31/03/2023


Job Segment: CSR, Management


For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering support.

Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, infrastructure management, and specialist training, we help customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.

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