Critical Services

Making sure our customers get what they need, when they need it.

Our Critical Services team provides market-leading fleet and asset management.

An apprenticeship in our Critical Assets division gives you the opportunity to work in three key areas: airports, communications and power.


Babcock is the industry leader in integrated baggage handling systems and airside solutions at major airports across the UK.

As an apprentice in our Airports business unit, you’ll be learning about complete airport-based baggage services, including baggage system design and control system development. You’ll also get experience of maintaining our customers’ vehicle fleets, which covers everything from passenger buses and scissor lifts to 70-tonne aircraft pushback tractors.


Babcock provides key communications services to a network of partner transmission sites, managing broadcast infrastructure for customers alongside designing, building and operating our own.

In fact, we offer the communications industry’s only fully-managed global broadcast transmission network.

And we provide a single-source solution to delivering digital broadcast content through radio, internet and mobile services.


We’ve provided an end-to-end power service in the UK for more than 80 years, delivering electricity across the country by managing infrastructure such as high-voltage overhead lines and steel lattice towers.

Our expertise has meant we’re now one of the market leaders in the UK’s power infrastructure.

Critical Services apprenticeships

Wherever you work, you’ll be helping us to keep critical services available at all times. We offer apprenticeships at three locations in London, Heathrow airport and Bardon, Leicestershire in the following specialisms:

  • Body repair
  • Engineering
  • Electrotechnical technology
  • Improver technician
  • Improver motorcycle technician
  • Motor vehicle technician.

Whatever you choose, you’ll be able to grow with Babcock.