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Job Description

The Aircrew Pilot will drop off personnel and equipment into the place they are required, as well as carry out surveillance and anti-submarine operations.

Entry Requirements

  • 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  
  • The above must include English Language and Maths
  • You must be aged 17 to 34
  • Minimum height of 151.5cm and within the healthy range for Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • A British  or Dual British/USA only who has lived in the UK continuously for the 5 years prior to applying

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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Joining Process

If you are interested in becoming an Officer and have checked the eligibility you will then need to start the joining process. 

The steps are:

Career progression

First Promotion: Sub-Lieutenant to Lieutenant. Build flying experience in diverse and challenging environments as a member of a front line squadron, whilst managing and supervising your small team.  Opportunities to train as an instructor.

Second Promotion: Lieutenant to Lieutenant Commander.  Develop flying expertise whilst taking on managerial roles within a front line squadron or headquarters environment.

Training: Following initial Naval Officer Training, study the academics of flight before progressing onto aircraft to develop aircraft handling and mission planning skills. Move onto a front line aircraft type to become qualified aircrew.

Required Skills

  • Good leadership and management skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • A sense of adventure
  • Enjoy working in challenging environments

Salary Range

£27,000 to £33,000 (plus the benefits)

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