A TOTAL of 47 new apprentices and 24 graduates have launched their new careers at Babcock in Rosyth.

The new starts beat off competition from hundreds of applications and now join the firm's workforce supporting existing marine and engineering projects across a variety of trades and disciplines.

The new apprentice and graduate intake is just the start of a wider recruitment campaign underway at Babcock’s Rosyth site, with several vacancies currently available.

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As a major employer in the area and with a range of long-term commercial and defence contracts at Rosyth, Babcock is currently adding to its recent graduate and apprentice intake to support current and future projects which extend into the 2030s.

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Both permanent and temporary roles are being recruited at the facility for welders, fabricators, pipe workers, industrial supervisors, electrical fitters and slingers.

Sean Donaldson, Managing Director, Marine Engineering and Systems said: “We are delighted to welcome over 70 new graduates and apprentices to our growing team. Working alongside our skilled tradespeople and support staff they will be able to develop rewarding careers within our global company.

“It’s a hugely exciting time at our Rosyth site where our state-of-the-art facility supports world-class projects right here in Fife. I look forward to welcoming more new colleagues in the coming weeks and months.”