Higher Level Business Apprenticeship - Supply Chain

Job ID: 618061
Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG
Category: Education & Training
Salary: Negotiable
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Become a Babcock apprentice and star in your own success story!
With us you’ll gain all the knowledge and skills you need. The vast knowledge you’ll build with these experiences will equip you with some of the most in-demand skills right now. And with our support and structured training – not to mention many rewarding tasks – you’ll gain all the knowledge, skills and experience you need to be one of the best. So think about it. You can build a real future here.
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As a Supply Chain HLA you will provide support to the whole business, with your ideas and knowledge being listened to and supported. We will give you the learning opportunities you require to become knowledgeable in your discipline whilst undertaking on the job training to achieve your NVQ level 4 in Supply Chain Management. We’re a strategic partner to the MOD and the Royal Navy, helping to improve efficiency at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth. Our unique facilities and infrastructure mean that we can undertake 100% of submarine refits, as well as around 75% of UK surface fleet refits and 50% of fleet maintenance work. Half of the Royal Navy surface fleet is base-ported in Devonport, including Type 23 frigates, the Amphibious Assault fleet, and their hydrographic vessels. That’s the kind of epic engineering projects we take care of.
To get involved in them, you’ll need to have a relevant A-Level (detailed below) or NVQ L2 Business Admin plus experience in our industry, along with the ability to think on your feet and challenge yourself. We love to help promote STEM subjects amongst kids so it would be great if you were up for getting involved with our work in local schools.
What to expect:
As a Supply Chain HLA you will combine on the job learning with formal training to gain experience and knowledge in the Supply Chain area. From day one we will assign you a mentor that understands your business area and can mentor you through your development program. Together with the direction of your line manager and support from our Learning and Development team you will be given the opportunity to work on interesting projects, meet key stakeholders in the business, and deliver real outputs that will make a difference. If you are looking for an apprenticeship that gives you responsibility, the chance to progress, and the chance to work for an international organisation in Plymouth that focuses their work on the Defence sector, then apply now!
As well gaining an NVQ L4 in Supply Chain Management you will undertake many of our in house training courses that will enable you to understand our business in greater detail and the way we work. We hope that after you complete your L4 qualification you will able to develop further and this will be agreed between yourself, your manager and your mentor.
Rewards and Recognition:
As a HLA your starting salary will be £15,185 for your first year. When you progress on to your second year your salary will increase to £20,555. After this there will be regular pay reviews where your salary will increase subject to appraisals and performance. In addition to your salary we pay for all of your required training and qualifications. We will also pay for any affiliations to your institutions and relevant CPD. As a Babcock employee you are entitled to a generous holiday allowance, use of our onsite gym and pool if you choose to become a member, corporate discounts in shops and to the theatre, as well as much more! We have a fantastic Apprentice community that will allow you to make friends and have fun!
What you’ll need:
Qualifications & Requirements
Minimum of 5 GCSE’s A* - C including English and Mathematics or equivalent.
Minimum of 2 A-Levels at grade C or above. One to be in Business, Law or a related subject area.
Requirements of the Role

With direction the post holder tasks will include but not be limited to:
Providing excellent Customer Service
Assisting colleagues with problem solving & delivering process efficiencies.
Preparation of documents
Assist with analysis of supply chain data & report preparation.
Administer Invoices
Co-ordinate and administer meetings / courses etc….. for the department
Manage incoming & outgoing mail
Deal with internal and external telephone queries
Provide document control.
Photocopy/scanning/filing of documents as and when required.
Undertake training as required.
Provide support to colleagues with various tasks, as required.
Develop an understanding of how the supply chain function operates within Babcock.
Key Behaviours and Requirements of the Role
Able to work as part of a team
Have Initiative
Ability to problem solve
Able to challenge
Career aspiration to be a professional administrator.
Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment.
of Location
This position is employed within the Devonport Royal Dockyard as a Higher Level Apprentice, on a fixed term contract for 2 years. The starting salary will be £15,565 per annum which will increase to £20,555 in the second year with DRDL Terms and Conditions.
Company Information
This role is based at Devonport Royal Dockyard which is located in the vibrant city of Plymouth, Devon. Plymouth is a city with a long and proud military history and more than its fair share of heritage. There is something for everyone here; from a superb coastline if you are a water sports enthusiast or Dartmoor National Park if you enjoy hiking and climbing, or simply enjoy the fantastic scenery. For a great night out we have the historic Barbican area with its wide variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.

This role is within the Marine and Technology Division. The division employs over 9,000 highly skilled people and is the UK's leading naval support business. It draws on an unmatched range of engineering and technical skills in providing through-life services and deep maintenance to the Royal Navy's major warships and nuclear-powered submarines, in addition to operating a wide range of strategic shore based naval support facilities such as Devonport Dockyard.
Application Information
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For any further questions please contact the Devonport Recruitment team via Marine.Devonport.Recruitment@babcockinternational.com
Vacancy Contact Details
For any further queries, please contact devonportapprentices@babcockinternational.com
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