Over 1,000 New Jobs To Be Created At Rosyth Shipyard

Over 1,000 new jobs to be created at Rosyth shipyard - Merchant Navy Info - news (convert.io)

Babcock International Group has announced the creation of more than 1,000 new jobs at its large-scale, modern manufacturing and shipbuilding facility in Rosyth Shipyard to support the delivery of world-class programs and the skills development of its workforce. The new job opportunities underpin Babcock’s commitment to developing the skills needed to support current and future customers, and will benefit both the UK economy and local communities over the next four years . This includes 400 training positions, 350 production support employees, and qualified engineers, artisans and graduates. This role supports programs such as the Type 31 frigate design and construction program.

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Will work in state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing and digitized facilities in which more than £200m has been invested in over the past few decades.The number of trainees has also increased to 4,444. Operation Babcock on the west coast of Scotland supported His Majesty’s Clyde Naval Base  and Britain’s submarine enterprise. Babcock’s training opportunities are expecting to double in 2024.  Babcock International Group Chief Executive Officer David Lockwood said: “Attracting and retaining talent is critical to the future success of our business and directly benefits the communities in which we operate.

Continued Commitment 

Babcock’s development programs and facilities Through significant investment, our apprentices, graduates and interns will be able to experience  on-the-job learning in a modern, digitally-driven industrial environment, combined with academic training from further education partners and our own Babcock Skills Academy. This week is Scottish Apprenticeship Week. Our apprentices play a vital role in the workforce across the UK, ensuring they have the technical skills needed to continue delivering vital defence programs. ‘A career at  Babcock can offer such unique opportunities and skilled technical training while making a significant contribution to the Scottish economy.

This announcement from Babcock Rosyth Shipyard is a great opportunity for the engineering industry in Scotland, and indeed across the UK, to be able to meet many of our fellow engineers and apprentices.”, Managing Director of Scottish Engineering, said: It’s great news for the  industry  and the best possible timing, coinciding with the start of  Scottish Apprenticeship Week.”Of the 1,000 new jobs created, 400,000 are apprenticeships, which is a huge boost to our economy. This is a great opportunity to provide high-skilled, high-paying jobs  and significantly expand the talent pool. This offers people new to the world of work, or those taking the opportunity to change careers, the opportunity to contribute to the UK’s ever more important security.


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