Best engineering roles and an unbeatable lifestyle when you work for Babcock at Devonport Royal Dockyard

Opportunities don’t come any bigger than this. Work for Babcock, the UK’s largest and most dynamic engineering support services business and a growing FTSE-100 company, on the most exciting and prestigious marine projects in the world. You’ll be challenged and rewarded as you build your skills and experience at the superbly equipped and resourced Devonport Royal Dockyard – the garage of the Royal Navy. Make the move to beautiful Devon and you’ll also benefit from an unbeatable quality of life at the heart of the idyllic South West. Your prospects have never looked brighter. Now’s the time to engineer a better life.


Babcock International is a FTSE 100 company and its site at Devonport Royal Dockyard in
Plymouth is at the forefront of supporting the Royal Navy fleet of warships.

Join us as and you’ll be part of a 5,000 strong Devonport team working on some of the latest warships and systems that the Royal Navy has at its disposal. Work varies from overhauling valves to installing propulsion systems on Type 23 Frigates and fitting out weapons compartments on submarines.

We are looking for people with good hands on and technical skills, a safe working attitude and the ability to function well within a dynamic team environment. Babcock recognises the importance of developing skills and innovation in its business. Be part of that and work with talented and motivated people on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.

Mechanical Fitters
Electrical Fitters
Marine Pipe Fitters
Reactor Fitters


In addition to a competitive salary and a hugely rewarding career in a great South West location, you’ll receive additional benefits which make your new role all the more appealing.


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Where next?

Visit the South West Life page for details about the area, or visit the Roles page, to see where you could fit in at Devonport.

South West life

How would your perfect day off play out? Maybe you’d hit the surf, go sailing or spend the day sunbathing on a stunning golden beach with friends. Perhaps you’d hike across gloriously rolling hills, stop off in a country pub for lunch and maybe try your luck with a spot of fishing.

If you’re an urbanite at heart you might prefer superb city centre shopping, a gallery, a top restaurant and a lively waterside bar.

You’ll find all of this, plus great places to live and a selection of good schools and colleges and much more in the South West. It’s why it’s such a desirable place to live and work.


With the wild natural backdrop of Dartmoor to the north of the city, the sea and deep harbour of Plymouth Sound to the south, and the rivers Plym and Tamar to the east and west, there really is no other city like Plymouth.

Further afield

There’s so much to see and do in this beautiful part of the country. Experience the appeal of stunning Cathedral city Exeter and the magnificent scenery of Dartmoor and Exmouth in Devon.

Schools, Colleges and Universities

If you, or your family are considering childcare, schools or further education, the latest Ofsted report offers an in-depth overview of Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Further Education, with above national average scores in each of these areas.



Visit the FAQs page for more information.

Where next?

Visit the Roles page, to see where you could fit in at Devonport, or find out more about what Babcock does on the Naval Base.

Real lives

Wondering what a move to Devonport would mean for you and your career? Get a taste of a typical day at work – and at play! Find out how Babcock engineers rate their job, Devon lifestyle and hear what really makes them tick.

Josh Gregory | Mechanical Fitter
Dominic Warne | Electrical Fitter
Dan Heard | Fabricator
Chris Crocker | Welder
David Phelan | Pipefitter
James Christianson | Reactor Fitter

I couldn’t think of anywhere I’d rather work and relax. You can’t beat the Barbican on a beaming hot summer’s day.

Dan Heard
Fabricator and South West enthusiast

About Babcock

Babcock International is a FTSE-100 company, the biggest engineering support services business in the UK and has a truly global reach. More than 35,000 highly skilled and committed people work tirelessly to maintain our reputation for being trusted to deliver in all we do.

We have a rich maritime heritage stretching back over 125 years. As the key engineering support provider to the Royal Navy, we are responsible for ensuring the readiness of the fleets of destroyers, frigates and submarines. We’re specialists in complex, long term operations which demand an unshakeable focus on quality. At Babcock we take pride in everything we do.

You’ll be working at Devonport, a world class facility and the largest Naval base in Western Europe, which is owned and managed by Babcock. Its 650 acres, 15 dry docks and 4 miles of waterfront are impressive but it’s our people who really drive us forward. If you’re highly skilled, hard working and ready to face a new challenge, we’d like to see you engineer a better life here with us at Devonport.


Visit the FAQs page for more information.

Where next?

Visit the Roles page, to see where you could fit in at Devonport, or find out more about life in the South West.