Babcock International

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Babcock are the training partner of choice for a number of prestigious automotive manufacturers, delivering their apprenticeship training across the country using customers dedicated training facilities or their own purpose built training centres.

We are proud to work with Volkswagen Group, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda Motors UK, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Royal Mail Group, as well as the best of the UK’s independent garages.

An automotive apprenticeship isn’t just about fixing cars. The days of mechanics with overalls covered in grease has moved on as manufacturers develop their technology and become more dedicated to enhancing their customer’s experience. Babcock now deliver apprenticeship programmes across a wide range of disciplines including service technician, product advisor, customer service advisor, sales advisor, body repair technician, paint technician and mechanical, electrical & trim (MET) technician.

Entry Requirements

We are looking for the best and brightest to join our apprenticeship programmes. When you are working for one of the UK’s leading car manufacturers you need to have the drive to succeed, a commitment to your learning journey and a passion for your work.

The minimum entry requirements for any apprenticeship programme are:

GCSE Level A – C (new grades 9 – 4), or equivalent, in English, Maths and Science.

Support throughout the programme

On an automotive apprenticeship programme you will receive full time employment at a dealership in your local area. You will train on-the-job with the support of a dedicated mentor and you will come on block release training at your brand’s learning centre. Block release will entail one week away where you will learn theory and practise before going back to your retailer to apply your new found knowledge. All of our trainers are highly qualified and will provide you with all the support, tools and skills you need to be successful in your training journey.

Once accepted as part of the programme, both Babcock and your employer will support you to a successful completion. Vocational Learning Advisors will regularly visit you at your workplace to ensure that you stay on track and receive all the support you need.


Throughout your apprenticeship you will be working to achieve nationally recognised qualifications and brand specific certifications. These include Levels 2 and 3 VCQs and VRQs (SVQs and SRQs in Scotland) or NVQs depending on your qualification path.

Each qualification path is provided for you at the start of your course so that you can understand how the course breaks down and the elements that you need to complete to achieve success.

Personal Development

In the second year of your apprenticeship, you will undertake an Outward Bound course; a five day programme in the picturesque setting of Ulswater. This action packed week will be an opportunity for you to develop your personal skills of leadership, communication and teamwork. The Outward Bound week is a life-changer where you get to push yourself to the max!

Building Your Career

Whichever manufacturer you work for through your apprenticeship programme, you will become an ambassador for that brand. Babcock works in partnership with our customers so that we understand their brand values and pass them on to all of the apprentices. Apprentices will also benefit from receiving training on the latest products from each of the automotive retailers and manufacturers; using the latest technology and quite often getting an early look at new models to the market. These apprenticeship programmes are quite simply the best in the business and one fo the best places to start your career.



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