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Devon, Plymouth
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15 Apr 2024

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Job Title: Slinger
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Compensation: Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF54029

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 Slinger. We have several exciting opportunities to support the Submarine programmes here at our Devonport site.

The role
As a Slinger you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. This is your chance to be part of something bigger, contributing directly to the maintenance and upkeep of the Royal Navy's fleet. This could see you working on Warships, Submarines or within our factories supporting the delivery these complex engineering projects.

Day to day, you'll be responsible for:

  • Undertaking slinging operations to safely move equipment and materials across various projects.
  • Assisting with fleeting operations on submarines and warships, ensuring smooth and efficient movement.
  • Creating basic lift and fleeting plans, demonstrating your understanding of safe lifting procedures.
  • Following written instructions meticulously, adhering to strict safety protocols and setting up exclusion zones.
  • Inspecting lifting equipment and identifying any potential issues, guaranteeing the integrity of operations.

We offer a full-time, 36-hour position based at the historic Devonport Royal Dockyard, providing you with the opportunity to work in a truly unique environment.

Experience of the Slinger

  • Knowledge of submarines and warships layouts
  • Previous experience working in a marine environment (beneficial)
  • An eagerness to learn and develop through our comprehensive training program.
  • Ability to read and understand functional procedures
  • A meticulous eye for detail and a commitment to safety

While relevant experience is a plus, we're also happy to train candidates who have one or more of the following:

  • NVQ Level Two in Marine Engineering (Movement of Loads)
  • NPORs 402 Slinger/Signaller
  • CPCS Blue /A40
  • Opito Slinger/Signaller
  • Extensive experience working in an afloat environment

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.

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: 29/03/2024



Be Part of Something Big.

From supporting national defence to saving lives and protecting communities, Babcock provides critical, complex engineering services in the UK and internationally.

Babcock delivers vital services and manages complex assets on behalf of their customers across three key markets; defence, emergency services and civil nuclear. You could be part of this, leveraging their technology, expertise, infrastructure and assets to ensure delivery for their customers, for whom failure is not an option.

Career Opportunities at Babcock

Working for Babcock will give you the opportunity to develop your career, with fantastic prospects for promotion, along with the ability to learn transferrable skills and earn nationally recognised qualifications.

Take a look below at the roles Manpower UK is currently recruiting for at Babcock.

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