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Job Description

Responsible for all the systems that keep the aircraft constantly ready to fly including communications, weapons, navigation, and general aircraft safety.

Entry Requirements

  • You’ll need to be aged between 17 and 29
  • All Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) degrees with be considered
  • If you take your A-levels after the start of 2017, you need 72 UCAS points, including two non-overlapping subject areas; before 2017, you need 180 UCAS points
  • If you take your GCSEs after the start of 2017, you need 5 at grades 9 – 4, including English Language and Maths; before 2017, you need 5 at grades A*– C  
  • Minimum height of 151.5cm and within the healthy range for Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • A British or Irish national, a Commonwealth citizen who has lived in the UK continuously for the 5 years prior to applying, or a dual national

What you need to be eligible to be an officer:

  • age
  • medical
  • nationality and residency
  • criminal convictions
  • tattoos and piercings
  • qualifications 

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Career progression

Day One - Start phase one training, learn basic military skills
Professional Training - Develop your engineering, leadership and management skills
First Year Learn management theory, develop your own style of leadership
First Promotion - Become Sub-Lieutenant, further training, increased responsibility
Second Promotion - Become Lieutenant, lead a department, report directly to command

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A keen interest in engineering
  • A logical thinker
  • Good communication skills
  • A sense of adventure

Starting Salary

£25,000 to £32,000

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