How to Apply

How to apply to become a Babcock apprentice

The majority of our apprenticeship vacancies are published on our website at the beginning of November, however further vacancies may be published through to the end of March.

Applications based on predicted grades are acceptable.

*Please keep an eye on your Inbox and check your Spam folder regularly to ensure you don’t miss these emails.

Recruitment process:

Application

Search our full list of apprentice vacancies and follow the on-screen process to apply online. We’ll keep in touch with you by email, so make sure you give us the right address and complete all sections marked with an * .The application form may take you some time to complete – don’t worry, you can save what you’ve done and come back to it later. We don’t see your application until you submit it. 

Shortlisting:

We’ll send you an email to let you know we’ve received your application, before reviewing it. We’ll let you know how your application is going, mainly by email.

Assessment:

  • Psychometric Testing:
    If you’re shortlisted, you may be asked to complete a range of online ability tests.
  • Interview/Assessment Centre:
    If successful we’ll invite you for an interview and possibly an assessment centre, this varies by discipline. Should you attend an assessment centre which is delivered virtually or in person, you will be engaging with fellow candidates and managers and will be given a series of tasks and activities to complete.

Offer of employment:

We normally make an offer of employment shortly after the interview/assessment centre. If you’re joining a division where you need security clearance, you’ll need to complete that process first, which takes 10 to 12 weeks.

CV Hints and Tips

Be relevant to the job you are applying for.

Be short – 2 sides of A4 maximum.

Show what experience you have – make
sure you use examples.

Be truthful.

Encourage an employer to want to work
with you – make sure it shows your best
skills.

Keep it simple.

Keep the pages neat and organised – do
not squeeze too much information on
one page.

Use a simple font which is easy to read
Set the text size to 10 -12pt; make any
titles bigger.

Make sure that sentences are short and
use bullet points where you can.

Ask a friend or your family to double check
your spelling and grammar.

List your most recent qualifications before
the older ones.

Remember to add in examples of your
responsibilities – are you part of a sports
team? Do you help out at an after-school
club?

Your name and contact details.

An opening statement – who you are and
what are your career goals.

Your previous work experience – most
recent first.

Your education and grades.

Your hobbies and skills.

References.