BABCOCK International is gearing up to recruit its 2019 apprentice intake across its marine sector at Rosyth.

New recruits will have the chance to pursue careers in areas such as project management, naval architecture, business and administration, as they work across different parts of the business including defence, energy, commercial marine and technology.

Speaking during national Apprentice Week, Connor Crabb, 19, from Limekilns, has been enjoying his apprentice mechanical fitter role which he started in August.

"I’ve particularly enjoyed getting some experience on-site during the college holidays," he said. "It was good to meet people with so much knowledge who I can learn from and really exciting to get an idea of the sort of projects that I will be working on in future.”

Sean Donaldson, managing director of Energy & Marine and Babcock Rosyth, started his career at the Fife site as a 16-year-old apprentice electrical fitter.

He said: “It’s fantastic that the Babcock apprentice and graduate schemes are still going strong. The apprenticeship set me on the road to a fulfilling and varied career with Babcock, and I’m sure it will do the same for many of our new recruits.”

With technology at the heart of Babcock’s approach, the company continues to invest in the next generation of engineers to lead and drive innovation.

If you are interested in working for Babcock, full details on the 2019 apprenticeships will shortly be available via