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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.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £20,400.00

    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

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed, total hours per week: 40.00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    23 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000046697

  • Positions

    261 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • 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.

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

Once qualified you will be a qualified Air Engineer - Aviation Maintenance Mechanic (Military).

You’ll start your naval career as an Able Rate. With experience and further training, you could be promoted to Leading Hand and beyond.

Training 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.

 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Training and development continue throughout your career with the Royal Navy.

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, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number 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

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

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

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.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Jun 2023