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Mechanical Design Apprentice

Babcock International
Leicester, LE3 1UF
£19,493.00 annually
Closing date
9 Dec 2023

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
What you will do in your working day

It's an opportunity like no other as you develop the technologies that will shape the future of energy and defence.

During the programme, you'll enjoy a variety of placements across different UK sites to gain broad experience. Here's some of what you'll get up to:
  • Producing calculations, analysis, models, drawings and reports.
  • Getting to grips with computer-aided design (CAD).
  • Working alongside experts on key projects.
  • Developing your skills in mathematics, science and technology.

You'll also work side-by-side with friendly and experienced colleagues who will share their expertise and bring out the best in you. At the end of the 4 years, you'll be ready to take on a Mechanical Design role that makes a real difference.

The training you will be getting

You'll receive practical and theoretical training, combined with company-specific training given in the workplace.

At Loughborough College, you'll work toward the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacturing Technician, preparing you for a successful career in the nuclear sector.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will move into a substantive position within the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Interest in CAD design, Positive attitude


GCSE or equivalent in 4 subjects including English and Science (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent in Maths (Grade B/6 or higher) Essential
A Level or equivalent in 3 related subjects (Grade Any) Essential

Things to consider

Many of our early careers roles are subject to Security Clearance and Trade Control restrictions which mean that your place of birth, nationality, citizenship, or residency you hold may impact which roles you are eligible for. You must be able to achieve BPSS (Baseline security) and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance.

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