Field Force Assessor

Job Description

Job Title:              Apprenticeship Assessor (Vehicle Mechanic) – 12 month FTC
Location:              Colchester, East Anglia + Remote + Frequent Traveling Requirements 
Compensation:    £35,000 + Benefits
Role Type:            Fixed Term
Role ID:                SF57613


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Apprenticeship Assessor (Vehicle Mechanic) at our Land Training division.


The role
As an Apprenticeship Assessor (Vehicle Mechanic) , you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. We play a vital role in the security of the nation, supporting the equipment used by the British Army. This includes the fleet management of over 50,000 vehicles, ranging from quad bikes and generators to main battle tanks, and weapons from pistols to cannons.

Day to day, you’ll visit vehicle mechanic learners within their workplace using your vocational experience and knowledge to deliver learning, coach, assess and support them to achieve their apprenticeship.

  • Support, motivate and coach all learners through their apprenticeship programme, ensuring all components of the apprenticeship programme are completed in a timely manner whilst meeting awarding organisation, ESFA and Ofsted requirements 
  • Monitor and review learners inline with the customers expectations 
  • Ensure all required documentation is completed to the correct standard and within agreed timelines 
  • Provide portfolio building advice and guidance to learners based on the requirements of their programme 
  • Effectively record, plan and track individual learner progress in accordance with agreed paperwork and reporting processes

This role is a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract – 35 weekly hours and will be based fully remote. There is a requirement to travel to locations includingbut not limited to, Colchester, Ipswich, Kent and Woodbridge 4 days a week. 

Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met. We are happy to consider flexible, blended working, including part-time, condensed hours, and job sharing. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview. 

Essential experience of the Apprenticeship Assessor (Vehicle Mechanic):

  • Considerable experience in the vehicle mechanic field
  • Good understanding of work-based learning programmes
  • Previous experience in the defence sector, ideally within the army arena (desired not essential)                                                                                                                                                               


Qualifications for the Apprenticeship Assessor (Vehicle Mechanic):

  • Relevant industry related qualification (Vehicle Mechanic minimum of Level 3)
  • Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (desirable) 
  • Award / Certificate in Education & Training (or equivalent) 
  • Maths and English – GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) 
  • We value difference and don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.
  • The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role as well as Enhanced DBS and Child Barring Service (EDBSCBL).


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Contributory Pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day’s paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities, and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date:   04/07/2024