Babcock is the UK’s leading naval support business, offering all aspects of on and off-shore training from initial design and content development to delivery and full evaluation. Our services are distinguished by our collaborative approach to developing customer-focused solutions and our management of complex training equipment and infrastructure.

Strategic partner to the Royal Navy

Babcock has been the training services provider of choice for the Royal Navy (RN) since 1998, providing world-class training for officers, ratings and other maritime customers.

Every year we successfully train over 9,000 RN service personnel as well as 2,500 RN apprentices. Our team of over 1,000 military and Babcock instructors continually develop their professional skills to ensure that we provide cutting edge training year-on-year.

In addition to this, we focus on providing a leading training experience, combining live and synthetic learning across multiple media formats. Through virtual learning environments and distributed learning we can deliver training at any place and any time.

Content can range from individual, self-paced courses to team and collective training. We also replicate challenging training scenarios to provide realistic mission rehearsal environments and manage purpose-built training facilities to deliver physical training, such as firefighting, to the RN surface and submarine crews, overseas navies and UK fire services.

Meeting unique requirements

Through our centralised training design, planning and administration service, we manage over 3,000 RN training assets and support 900 course types across multiple RN training establishments. Working collaboratively with our customers, we provide the right configuration and scale of services to meet their specific needs, on or off-shore.

Our focus on training and learning outcomes ensures that the training needs of our customers are satisfied. As well as shore-based and sea-based training, we offer ‘reach-back’ training at physical locations in the UK and via distance learning. This bespoke instruction is supported by leading universities and provides international navies with access to core RN training.

In recent years Babcock has also delivered English language and continuation training in a full range of warfare and engineering disciplines to over 50 military and merchant crews from over 15 nations.