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Job Description

Everyone looks to the Engineering Technicians to keep the ship moving. The Engineering Technicians look to you. Being a Marine Engineer Officer means leading the day-to-day maintenance of our most cutting-edge kit. Without you, vital operations wouldn’t happen. You’ll report directly to the Commanding Officer when there’s a problem, and be relied upon to make key decisions when it matters most.

Entry Requirements

  • You’ll need to be aged 17 – 39
  • 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

Career progression

Day One - Start phase one training, learn basic military skills
Professional Training - Learn core engineering principles
First Year - Learn management theory, develop your own style of leadership
First Promotion - Become Sub-Lieutenant, further training, increased responsibility
Second Promotion - Become Lieutenant, and manage the department day-to-day

Go to the Royal Navy website for further information on becoming a Marine Engineering Officer

Required Skills

  • You will need to have a keen interest in engineering
  • An ability to thrive on responsibility and lead from the front
  • Confidence in making decisions
  • Good at managing people
  • A sense of adventure
  • Strong team working abilities

Salary Range

£27,000 to £33,000

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