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The Royal Navy - Weapon Engineering - Maritime Mechanical & Electrical Mechanic Apprenticeship Royal Navy

An Engineering Technician (Weapon Engineering) takes responsibility for the serviceability, readiness and accuracy of systems to make a Royal Navy Ship a Warship. You will be keeping advanced electronic systems, communications, information systems and weapons ready for action anywhere in the world.

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

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £20,400.00

    • House Purchase Scheme • Six weeks of paid holiday every year • Adventurous training • Free medical and dental care • Access to superb sports and fitness facilities • Subsidised travel and accommodation • Excellent pension scheme

  • 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

    29 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000047248

  • Positions

    120 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Take responsibility for the safety of your crewmates, whether that’s identifying a potential threat, or ensuring your ship is able to defend itself.
  • Maintain, diagnose and repair complex communications, sensors and weapon systems, guaranteeing missiles, guns and anti-submarine torpedoes are fully operational.
  • Work on some of the most sophisticated electronic equipment in existence, working with your team, and under the guidance of the Engineer Officer.
  • Complete daily rounds, checking equipment to ensure the ship remains operational, and finding innovative solutions when there’s a problem

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 Weapon Engineering - 

You’ll start your naval career as an Able Rate, with your Maritime Mechanical & Electrical Mechanic apprenticeship under your belt, With experience and further training, you could be promoted to Leading Hand and beyond.

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 five months of specialist engineering training, focussing on: 

  • Weapon systems.
  • Safety procedures.
  • Electrical and electronic repair techniques.
  • Hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • Essential tools and techniques.

You will also achieve the following qualifications during your apprenticeship.

  • Level 2 Diploma in Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic(Competence).

  • Level 2 Diploma in Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic (Knowledge).

 

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, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, 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 We recruit throughout the year, so please ignore Key Dates. To find out more information including eligibility to join, and to begin your application please call into one of our Careers offices or visit the Royal Navy Recruitment website.

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

Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic

Level 2 (GCSE)


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.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Jun 2023