CNC Machinist

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Job Description

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 CNC Machinist at our Ashton Vale site.


The role

As a CNC Machinist, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will be working in a small but highly effective team where the highest of standards will be expected, to deliver bespoke solutions to our military customers.


Day to day, you’ll be working on medium to large-scale pieces for weapons handling systems for submarines.


  • CNC Milling using Heidenham and Hurco
  • Working to drawings.
  • Tool setting


This is a shift role, 36 hours per week. Early shift 6.15am – 2.15pm Monday – Thursday, and 6.15am – 12.15pm Friday. Late shift 2pm – 9pm Monday – Thursday, and 12pm – 8pm Friday. There is a shift allowance of time and a third for this. There is also an option to work the late shift for time and a half if you like. We also offer agile working, so you can accrue time off by working extra hours.


Essential experience of the CNC Machinist

  • Knowledge of CNC control systems; Ideally Heidenham, and Hurco would be advantageous.
  • Experience tool setting.
  • Ability to work from drawings.


Qualifications for the CNC Machinist

  • Ideally a time-served apprentice.


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC)  security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels – GOV.UK (


What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution 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 the majority of 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
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.
  • Excellent development opportunities and benefits package including an employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing.


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock  has 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.


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. 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.

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