19 March 2024

Babcock | Pilot

Manchester, GB, M30 7RU, United Kingdom


Job Title: Barton Base Pilot
Location: Manchester Barton Aerodrome, Manchester
Compensation: Competative
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF54704

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 Barton Base Pilot at our Barton site.

The role
As a Barton Base Pilot, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore (BMCSO), a leading provider of mission-critical helicopter services to the air ambulance, police, and offshore sectors. BMCSO provides world-class operations to our customers helping them to save lives and protect communities every day.

Day to day, you’ll Support HEMS, operating the helicopter, as well as:

  • Fly for the Northwest Air Ambulance charity.
  • Health and safety responsibilities and strong understanding of required Aviation regulations
  • Experience of night tasking

This role is full time and based onsite at Barton.

Essential experience of the Barton Base Pilot:


  • 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 like the intended operation.
  • 20 hours VFR at night as pilot in command.

Qualifications for the Barton Base Pilot:

  • Hold a UK ATPL (H)

The successful candidate must be able to achieve EDBS security clearance for this role.

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, 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 most 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

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock International 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.

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.



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