The Royal Navy-Weapon Engineering (Submariner)-Maritime Mechanical & Electrical Mechanic Apprentice

Royal Navy

Hampshire, PO2 8BY

Closes on Monday 1 June

Posted on 4 June 2024


Summary

As an Engineering Technician (Weapon Engineering) (Submariner), you’ll be maintaining and preparing some of the most advanced defence technology ever developed. Patrolling the oceans and getting your hands on some incredible kit. You might be working with ballistic missile systems one day, and state-of-the-art sensors and radars the next.

Annual wage
£20,400 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic (level 2)
Hours
Shifts to be confirmed, total hours per week: 40.00

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 2 June

Duration

1 Year 6 Months

Positions available

70

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Once you have completed your traninig you will be a qualified  Weapon Engineering (Submariner)-Maritime Mechanical & Electrical Mechanic 

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 and development that will continue throughout your career with the Royal Navy. It takes place in two distinct environments: at onshore training facilities and on-board operational submarines. When you join you complete 10 weeks of basic naval training, followed by five months of Submariner weapons training, focussing on: 

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


This will be followed by a further four months at HMS Raleigh in the Submarine School, where you’ll learn all about the boat and how to use the equipment. At the end of this phase, you’ll sit an exam. If you pass, you’ll earn your Dolphins – the mark of a qualified Submariner – and join your crew.

Where you’ll work

Navy Command HQ

The Admiral Sir Henry Leach Building

Portsmouth

Hampshire

PO2 8BY

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

ROYAL NAVY

Your training course

Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Comply with quality, safety, health and environmental regulations.
  • Read, analyse and interpret engineering data, drawings and documentation used in the operation and maintenance procedures.
  • Use hand and power tools to measure, mark out, cut, drill, shape and finish components to the required engineering tolerances.
  • Assembly, removal, maintenance and overhaul components, equipment and systems.
  • Apply assembly and installation methods and techniques (such as mechanical fasteners, terminations, connectors, seals, gaskets, and jointing materials).
  • Undertake testing, inspection and diagnostic activities on components, equipment and systems, making adjustments where applicable
  • Comply with correct entry procedures and precautions for confined spaces.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Math and English (grade GCSE Level C/4)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    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 this company

    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

    https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers (opens in new tab)

    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

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    ROYAL NAVY

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000255443.

    Apply now

    Closes on Monday 1 June

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