Frequently Asked Questions

What training is provided for the role?

Site induction, Fire Safety, Manual Handling, Confined Space, COSHH, Hot Work (if applicable), PPE Face Fit (if applicable). Specialist training such as Swagelok, fibre optics etc. will be provided as the role requires.

Is there an opportunity to work at any of the other sites?

Yes, there are often opportunities to do this within Fleet Time support areas. We support the RN fleet worldwide so there is potential to work abroad for short periods of time. We also operate at dockyards in Australia and New Zealand and there are sometimes vacancies there.

Do I need to pass a medical for the job?

We have our own on site Occupational Health Centre where medicals are carried out. You will be asked to attend a medical review if you are offered a job.

What progression is there within Babcock?

There are plenty of opportunities to progress for those with the right skills, knowledge and ability. All Babcock jobs are advertised internally.

Which department will I be working with?

Generally it will be within the Warship or Submarine business units however there are other production areas such as CWEW (Weapons workshop), Estates (managing the site buildings and utilities), Main Factory (bench work and machining).

Will I be working on ships or submarines?

This will depend on your particular skill set and also where the workload dictates. It is not unusual to be moved between different areas as the work ebbs & flows.

Is ongoing training and development available?

Yes. This will be appropriate to your current role and future career path. We also offer an Employee Development Allowance of £125 per year. You can use this to put towards training of your choice (e.g. Advance driving, photography).

What are the working hours?

37 hours per week. Generally 07:30 start with ¾ hour lunch and completion at 15:45 (15:15 on Friday).

Is there overtime available?

Overtime and shift work are regularly worked at Devonport. Availability will depend on the situation on each particular project.

Discuss your
next move

Call us on 0117 9309775 to speak to our recruitment partner, Experis.