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Babcock secures marine training contract extension

Posted 25 October 2018 · Add Comment

Babcock International is investing in its growth potential as its Marine Training business secures a 36-month contract extension and expands to state-of-the-art new facilities in Hampshire.

The recently awarded Future Training Unit (FTU) contract extension will be responsible for the design and delivery of content and media for the UK’s Royal Navy, principally in support of training for the new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, and the FTU will commence in October 2018.

Mark Graves, Manging Director for Marine Training said: “This contract highlights our collaborative working relationship with the Royal Navy and is testament to the quality of our training products. I am delighted that we are able to play our part in delivering high quality training content and media support for those destined for employment on the nation’s two new aircraft carriers.”

Babcock’s Marine Training team has secured operating space within the brand new Innovation Centre at Fareham, Hampshire. This £7 million facility, located on the edge of the former HMS Daedalus site, aims to create a supportive ecosystem for growing businesses across the marine, engineering and aerospace sectors and Babcock will be able to utilise this location to reach out to a number of new and existing customers and collaborators.”

Mark Graves continued: “As well as providing an ideal operating environment, we will be able to engage proactively with a range of innovative and growing local companies operating within manufacturing and technology industries.”

Babcock is growing its Marine Training team with additional resource requirements identified across media and content developer specialisms. Core roles within the team, they will deliver innovative training solutions that can be utilised by our naval customers.

As a maritime trainer of choice, Babcock International has been delivering support for two decades to the Royal Navy, international navies and commercial customers both in the UK and overseas. Also, as plans progress to deliver non-pressurised submarine escape, rescue, abandonment and survival training for the Royal Navy at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, our suite of bespoke training for underwater and surface platforms, including OPVs and our newly launched Arrowhead 140 with installed iFrigate functionality, underlines Babcock’s capability to deliver trusted maritime training services.

These services are distinguished by Babcock’s collaborative, customer centric approach which uses leading supply chain specialists, including academia, to develop individuals’ skills and build team competences.

 

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