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The Royal Navy - Air Engineer - Aviation Maintenance Mechanic (Military) Apprenticeship. Royal Navy

When you join the Royal Navy as an Air Engineering Technician, you’re vital to keeping our airborne missions on track. That means working with some of the most advanced aircraft on the planet, like the F35B Lightning Stealth Fighter, the Merlin Mk2 Submarine Hunter, the Merlin Mk4 Commando Helicopter or the Wildcat Maritime Attack Helicopter.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Monthly wage

    £1,666.66

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Jul 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001635461

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Be a central part of the Royal Navy’s aviation capabilities, getting to work with our planes and helicopters, and making sure that they can take off whenever they’re needed
  • Develop your engineering skills and specialise in mechanical technology and avionics. You’ll need to use all of the knowledge you gain in training, to find innovative solutions to complex problems, often under pressure
  • You will have the opportunity to serve on the world's most advanced Frigates, Destroyers and Aircraft Carriers with new and exciting aircraft Forces. This includes the F35B Lightning Stealth fighter at RAF Marham, the Merlin Mk2 Submarine Hunter, at RNAS Culdrose, the Merlin Mk4 Commando Helicopter and the Wildcat Maritime Attack Helicopter at RNAS Yeovilton
  • Maintain, service and inspect the Fleet Air Arm’s aircraft, working with your team at the highest levels of the engineering industry

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The Royal Navy will give you skills. We’ll develop your abilities, train you to be the best, show you how to achieve your goals and give you recognised qualifications

Personal qualities

  • A quick thinker, with a passion for working with the latest equipment and technology
  • A problem-solver who can work well as part of a team
  • An affinity for aircraft and avionics
  • Enthusiasm for fixing and maintaining electronic and mechanical systems

Desired qualifications

  • No qualifications required – just that you pass a Recruit Test and are in a good state of health and fitness

Future prospects

  • You’ll start your naval career as an Able Rate. With experience and further training, you could be promoted to Leading Hand and beyond
  • If you show the right commitment, skills and academic ability, you could become a Commissioned Officer. Members of the Royal Navy are promoted on merit. Work hard and you can rise through the ranks

Things to consider

Training and development continue throughout your career with the Royal Navy. It takes place in two distinct environments: at onshore training facilities and on-board operational ships. When you join you complete 10 weeks of basic naval training, followed by six months of training at the Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering, focussing on:

  • Understanding basic engineering principles 
  • Engineering procedures
  • Aviation safety principles
  • Aircraft systems and equipment
  • Weapons, ordnance, munitions and explosive safety
  • Learning essential skills and techniques
  • Developing the attributes and ethos required of a rating in the Fleet Air Arm

There are many benefits of undertaking an Apprenticeship within the Royal Navy, such as:
Start on a salary of over £15,600, rising to £20,000 on completion of your role specific training. As your career progresses you have the potential to earn in excess of £51,000

  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year
  • Free medical and dental care
  • Extra financial bonuses if you’re on a longer operation
  • Earn additional Service Engineer Technical Pay as you progress to Leading Hand with increased pay levels on further promotion
  • Amazing opportunities, including world travel and adventurous training for two weeks every year
  • Free gym and sports, from football to kayaking to kitesurfing
  • Forces Help to Buy scheme – a 0% loan to get you on, or further up, the housing ladder
  • Subsidised travel, accommodation and food
  • Excellent pension scheme

About the employer

The Royal Navy (RN) is responsible for the protection of British interests at home and around the World. 95% of all world trade passes through the high seas and every year Britain imports £524 billion worth of goods. The RN takes an active part in the protection of British Shipping. Around the United Kingdom the RN protects vital fishing stocks by monitoring fishing activities in our waters.

Across the world, the RN provides a range of activities including search and rescue operations; security and stability activities to prevent and deter terrorism and maritime crime; the protection of British Overseas Territories; provision of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief; and tasking for our international partnerships, such as NATO and the United Nations.

 

Employer

Royal Navy


Training

Training provider

DEFENCE, MINISTRY OF

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Ministry Of Defence

At the end of your Apprenticeship training you will have achieved:

Intermediate Apprenticeship - Aviation maintenance mechanic (military) comprising of:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance
  • Level 2 Aviation Maintenance Mechanic (Competence)
  • Level 2 Aviation Maintenance Mechanic (Competence) - optional units completed in an active environment

You can also gain academic qualifications such as GCSEs, A-levels, even a degree. As well as helping you develop your Royal Navy career, everything you achieve will be recognised and valued by future civilian employers.

Apprenticeship standard

Aviation maintenance mechanic (military)

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

We recruit throughout the year, so please ignore Key Dates. To find out more information including eligibility to join, and to begin your application call into one of our Careers offices or visit the Royal Navy Recruitment website. https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/joining/get-ready-to-join/royal-navy-rating/am-i-eligible

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Dec 2021