Electro Mechanical Training Contract (EMTC2)

Delivering excellence in training 

Our understanding of defence specific training requirements alongside our breadth of industry experience, allows us to explore new technologies, best practice ideas, and solutions that can be applied to a military training environment.

As part of or our work with the Defence College of Technical Training, we provide a training model that gives every trainee the best possible technical training, education, and opportunity to maximise their potential and carry out their role in their front-line Commands.

Over 450 highly skilled Babcock employees deliver training and support to the Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering (DSEME) at Ministry of Defence Lyneham and the Defence School of Marine Engineering at HMS Sultan for the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Royal Marines and Royal Navy trainees.

All our training complies with the Defence Systems Approach to Training. To keep up to date with modern training techniques, we work with STEM education establishments to share ideas and assess against each other.

DSEME was granted the Defence Train the Trainer Franchise licence, allowing military and Babcock trainers to develop their skills in-house with the assistance of a dedicated Trainer Training Development team with ongoing support, coaching and mentoring.

At a glance:

  • 3-year contract extension following a successful 7 year collaboration
  • Delivery, design, and planning of modern training techniques
  • Equipment support for over 2,500 pieces of equipment including weapons, tanks, helicopters, trucks, electrical and electronic training aids, high pressure systems and simulators

Virtual learning innovation

We are leading the way with the development of media, graphics and virtual learning to support trainers and students, enabling them to access course material before, during, and after their formal training.

Advances in virtual learning has allowed us to collaborate with the Royal Navy to create a virtual reality trainer to enhance marine engineering diagnostic competency. This allows students interaction with multiple systems to determine the root cause of faults. It is the first time this technology has been used by marine engineers in the Royal Navy.

A successful relocation

We undertook the relocation of DSEME at Bordon and Arborfield to Lyneham. This involved the move of over 220,000 items and 19,000 assets with 662 articulated vehicles covering a distance of 54,500 miles and took 19 weeks to complete. This project was completed significantly below budget with a return of £6 million in savings to the customer.

Defence College of Technical Training in numbers:

  • Over 1,900 Courses
  • Over 380 types of course
  • Over 11,500 students per year
  • Over 2,900 students in training at any one time
  • Over 680,000 man training days planned for delivery

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