25 March 2023

Babcock | Pilot

Cardiff, GB, CF10 4LZ


HEMS Co-Pilot
Competitive Salary
Full time / Permanent
SF 48700

Let’s meet goals together

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 HEMS Co-Pilot at the Cardiff Heliport.


The Cardiff Co-Pilot 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 Cardiff Co-Pilot will make

As a Cardiff Co-Pilot, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary, providing mission-critical helicopter services to the air ambulance, police, and offshore sectors.

Our fleet of 30 helicopters from bases across England, Wales and Scotland has been providing dedicated air ambulance and police support for more than 20 years. BMCSO constantly invests in new aircraft, equipment and training to ensure the consistent capability to deliver safe, dependable, operational excellence at all times.

Headquartered in Staverton, Gloucestershire, BMCSO is a leading provider of aviation services for mission-critical operations across ten countries. BMCSO is part of Babcock International Group, a global provider of critical asset, infrastructure and training support to many sectors including emergency services, energy and defence.

The position advertised is for a Cardiff co-pilot operating the H145 aircraft out of Cardiff Heliport in support of the Wales Air Ambulance Charity through varied and challenging flying across a range of disciplines including Air Ambulance, 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.

Essential experience


Within a distance of 25 miles or 45 minutes from the Cardiff base.
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.


1000hrs rotary flying experience
Have multi pilot experience
Have recent multi engine experience
Be qualified and instrument rated on the EC145.
Have current or recent HEMS experience.
Have experience of NVIS operations.

What we offer

Generous benefits including:

Generous holiday allowance of 20 days including bank holidays
Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
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: 31/03/2023