The Army’s preferred training provider

Babcock manages all aspects of the land training cycle, delivering over 758,000 training days annually for the British Army and producing personnel that are knowledgeable, skilled and competent to operate in the most challenging circumstances.

We develop flexible, configurable solutions collaboratively with our customers, providing the elements of the training cycle they require within an integrated managed service. Our unrivalled footprint in military training and the scale of our operations enables us to take ownership of all aspects, from design and procurement through to evaluation and student pastoral support.  

Our flexible and multi-skilled workforce has a deep service ethos and defence knowledge which ensures that we are culturally attuned to the unique requirements and commitments of military service, enabling us to offer high quality, innovative and agile training solutions that deliver outstanding results.

We are the largest provider of engineering apprenticeships to the British Army

We are the largest provider of engineering apprenticeships for the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Royal Armoured Corps, Armoured Infantry and Army Air Corps, as well as apprenticeships for the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, Adjutant General’s Corps and the Royal Military Police. We manage over 5,000 apprenticeships each year, ensuring soldiers are equipped with the technical skills and qualifications to support their careers.

A partnership approach

Babcock is a successful partner at the Royal School of Military Engineering (a 30 year Public Private Partnership providing training, training support, infrastructure and services to the British Army) and the Tri-Service Defence College of Technical Training where the Electro-Mechanical Training Contract provides specialist training for electronic and mechanical trades and engineering leaders and managers across Defence.  

We also deliver training, maintenance and support services at the British Army’s armoured warfare centre of excellence in Bovington.

Innovation and best practice

We drive training excellence through an innovative blend of live and synthetic training to ensure the education we deliver reflects the skills and knowledge required by the front line commands and 21st century trainees.

Our ability to optimise delivery and respond flexibly to our customers’ requirements sets us apart: as market leaders, with a deep understanding of the defence environment. 

Our customers trust us to deliver to exceptional standards.