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The Royal Navy - Survival Equipment Technician - Survival Equipment Fitter Apprenticeship Royal Navy

As a Survival Equipment Technician (SET), you will maintain vital lifesaving equipment to enable aircrew to operate safely. This equipment will help them to survive on land, sea or in the air in peacetime or on military operations. You will also learn how to assist in the training of aircrew on land and sea in survival techniques.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £20,400.00

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed, Total hours per week: 40.00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    20 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000045664

  • Positions

    20 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Survival Equipment Technician, you’ll make sure your crewmates and passengers are fully equipped and know what to do in an emergency on board a Royal Navy aircraft.

You’ll look after the crew’s protective gear, such as:

  • Immersion suits
  • Flying helmets
  • Oxygen masks
  • Parachutes
  • Emergency breathing equipment

Duties will involve but not limited to:

You will maintain the aircraft’s survival packs, radio beacons, distress flares, life jackets and life rafts. And most importantly, you’ll train people to use them in an emergency.
You’ll also instruct on how to escape underwater from a ditched helicopter and other conduct survival drills.
You will have the opportunity to serve on the world's most advanced aircraft carriers and with new and exciting aircraft forces, including the F35B Lightning Stealth fighter at RAF Marham, the Merlin Mk2 Submarine Hunter at RNAS Culdrose, the Merlin Mk4 Helicopter and the Wildcat Maritime Attack Helicopter at RNAS Yeoviliton.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Once you have completed your training you will be a qualified - Survival Equipment Technician - Survival Equipment Fitter.

Training and development continues 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 seven months at the Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering in Gosport. There you’ll learn survival drills and how to maintain, repair and pack parachutes, life rafts and survival packs, with regular tests to check your progress. You will also carry out a basic survival course and learn how to help with survival training, so you will need a good level of fitness and be a competent swimmer. You’ll then spend time at a Royal Naval Air Station, working closely with experienced aircrew to develop real-world knowledge and skills, before you qualify to sign off servicing work as complete.

you will also gain the following qualifications during your training.

  • Level 2 Aerospace and Aviation.

  • Level 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering Survival Equipment Maintenance

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualification (working title - currently in development)

  • Level 3 Aerospace and Aviation.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Math and English (Grade GCSE Level C/4) Desired

Things to consider

Training and development continues 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 seven months at the Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering in Gosport.

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. We recruit throughout the year, so please ignore Key Dates

Employer

Royal Navy

Address

Navy Command HQ

The Admiral Sir Henry Leach Building

Portsmouth

PO2 8BY

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Training

Training provider

ROYAL NAVY

Apprenticeship standard

Survival equipment fitter

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

A job in the Naval Service means adventure, camaraderie – and lifelong prospects. Every day you make a difference. And no two days are the same. You could be policing the world's oceans, delivering humanitarian aid when natural or man-made disasters strike. Or you could be deployed in combat. No matter what job you do, you'll be a key part in operations around the world. Are you ready to go places?

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

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2023