23 November 2022

Babcock | Pilot

Glasgow, GB, PA3 2ST, United States


Job Title: Regional Support (Touring) Pilot – Scotland
Location: Within 45 Mins or 25nm of a Scottish base
Compensation: £64,217.00
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF: 47789

Amplify your impact

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 Regional Touring Pilot – Scotland at Glasgow Heliport

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation, and flexibility


The Regional Support Pilot – Scotland is based within our Aviation business area.

Our Aviation business helps defend nations, save lives and protect communities through innovative delivery of critical and vital aviation services to the civil and defence sectors. Everyday lives, livelihoods, safety and security depend on the operations we fly and enable.

The role

The difference our new Regional Support Pilot – Scotland will make
As a Regional support Pilot – Scotland you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary operating EC135 aircraft in a variety of roles.

Day to day, you’ll see that the position is for a Regional (Scotland) based Touring pilot and offers varied and challenging flying across a range of disciplines including HEMS and NVIS operations. The successful candidate will be required to maintain the highest standards of professional expertise and safety throughout the conduct of this challenging role.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

Person Specification

Minimum requirements for candidates for this position are:

Hold a UK ATPL(H) or CPL(H) + IR
Fluent English, Driving License, Passport, Right to Work in the UK.

Experience required:

Either :

  • 1000 hours pilot in command of aircraft of which 500 hours is pilot in command on twin turbine helicopters; or
  • 1000 hours as co-pilot in HEMS/Police operations of which 500 hours is as pilot in command under supervision and 100 hours pilot in command of twin turbine helicopters.

2000 hours minimum total helicopter experience.
500 hours operating experience in twin turbine helicopters in an operational environment similar to the intended operation.
20 hours VFR at night as pilot in command.
Fluent English, Driving License, Passport, Right to Work in the UK.

Candidates would also ideally:

Have recent multi engine experience
Be qualified and instrument rated on the EC135 and EC145.
Have current or recent HEMS experience.
Have experience of NVIS operations.

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
Generous holiday allowance of 24 days
Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
Matched contribution pension scheme Starting at 4.5% of salary, up to a matched maximum of 8% of salary with life assurance
Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental, and financial wellbeing
Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts, and our Share Ownership Scheme
Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International
For over 130 years, we have 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant . If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. 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.

Closing Date: 09/11/2022