Higher Engineering Apprenticeship

Our new Degree Apprenticeship programme combines the very best of our graduate scheme, which has received repeated accolades from the ‘Institute of Mechanical Engineering’ (IMechE), and our Higher Apprentice programme.

Over the six year programme students will earn a BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing. This programme will offer the opportunity to gain extensive experience within our on-site production department as well as the design, analytical and wider business awareness for which our graduate scheme is held in such high regards.

At the end of this programme our apprentices will be at Engineer grade, identical to their peers who have attended university and completed our graduate scheme, and working to become our future Lead Engineers and Design Managers within the business.

Our new Degree Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering with Manufacture will offer successful candidates the chance to complete a fully funded BEng degree whilst earning with a very competitive starting salary of £19,436.

The programme is split into two sections. For the first four years you will work towards your BEng degree, which is being run in partnership with the University of West of England (UWE). The first year will be spent in a workshop environment with taught modules delivered by UWE’s preferred course provider, the City of Bristol College. Year’s two to four will be spent completing placements across the business, with a particular focus on our production environment, where you will learn how we produce the high quality complex assemblies for which Babcock DST is renowned. During this time you will attend UWE on day release to complete your BEng. degree.

The second part of our programme is based on our highly successful graduate scheme, which was recently assessed by the IMechE as “one of the best graduate schemes in the country”. This programme gives you a broad exposure to our business, including experience in analysis, design, business winning and project management. There are also opportunities to undertake off-site placements at some of our other business units – something which we strongly encourage and support.

Entry Requirements

To apply you will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent), l at grade C/4 or above including Maths, English and a Science.  

You will also have or be working towards 3 A-levels (or equivalent) in Maths, Physics and a third subject, for which you are predicted a B or above.