International Defence company Babcock, has opened applications for 250 new recruits for its Production Support Operative (PSO) programme at Rosyth. This is in addition to more than 40 PSO roles that were filled at the site earlier this year.
The PSO programme has a focus, but not exclusively, on attracting candidates who are not currently in education, employment, or training. Successful candidates, once fully trained, will have the skills and experience required to support manufacturing, assembly, outfitting and commissioning activities across the Rosyth site.
In practical terms, PSOs will conduct a wide range of tasks to support production, including material handling, forklift truck driving, kit inspection and cable pulling. The role is diverse in nature, with clear progression routes, which may include becoming a fully qualified trades person in the future.
Recognising the challenges that returning to the workplace, or joining it for the first time, can bring, Babcock is working in partnership with an employability project developed by Kingdom Works and Fife Council, to provide pre-employment guidance and support. This support includes advice on completing online application forms and the opportunity to join a unique pre-employment training programme.
Sean Donaldson, Managing Director, Rosyth, Babcock said:
“We are delighted to be recruiting a further 250 PSOs and are keen to attract applicants from our local communities and the wider area.
Working with Kingdom Works, Fife Council and Fife College the PSO programme has enabled us to connect with a new group of potential employees, providing them with a structured route into full-time employment.
New members of the workforce will support activities across our programmes, and we look forward to welcoming the new recruits to Babcock.”
Laura Anderson, joined as a PSO in April this year and said: “I love what I’m doing and I’m learning something new every day. I’m part of a great team with all the support I need and its incredible to be involved in some of the world class engineering programmes that we have on site – I’d encourage anyone looking to get into employment to consider applying.”
If you would like to apply, please go to: Production Support Operative (babcockinternational.com) or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
for an application by 4 November 2022.