Marine Engineer Officer (Submariner)
As a Marine Engineer Officer (Submariner), it’s your job to lead a highly trained team in some of the most challenging conditions imaginable. Working on a submarine isn’t for everyone. That’s what makes you, and your team, elite.
Being a Submariner Engineer Officer means overseeing the maintenance and operation of a nuclear reactor. It’s a role that comes with huge responsibility, because without you the boat is stranded, and some top secret missions don’t happen. You’ll push your engineering knowledge to the limit, as you find solutions to complex problems, and work with the most advanced kit imaginable.
- Lead a team of specialist Engineering Technicians. They’ll be doing longer days than anyone else on board and will rely on your support, advice and understanding.
- Solve complex problems using the most sophisticated equipment on the planet. You might need to work alone, or rely on the expertise of your team.
- Keep our kit functioning correctly. You might be maintaining the nuclear reactor of a Vanguard Class Trident submarine, or guaranteeing the functionality of vital support systems on an Astute Class vessel.
- Look after the welfare, morale, training and development of a team of skilled men and women, using your expertise to make decisions about complex engineering problems quickly.
What you’ll get
- A starting salary of over at least £27,000, rising to around £33,000 after just two years.
- A £27,000 joining bonus.
- An excellent non-contributory pension scheme – we pay into it for you, so you don’t have to sacrifice any salary.
- Additional Submariner pay each day at sea once you’ve qualified
- A £5,000 bonus on being awarded your Dolphins – the mark of a qualified Submariner.
- Six weeks of paid holiday every year.
- Forces Help to Buy scheme – a 0% loan to get you on, or further up, the housing ladder.
- Handy discounts with lots of top brands, from Marriott hotels to Audi cars and high street stores.
- Amazing opportunities, including world travel and adventurous training for two weeks every year.
What you'll need
- You’ll need to be aged 17 – 39
- All Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) degrees will be considered
- You’ll need a minimum of 96 UCAS points or Scottish equivalent). At least 64 points should be in maths and an engineering based science. These can be accrued from either GCE A/AS levels (or equivalent) or National Diplomas (e.g. BTEC).
- You’ll need at least 5 GCSEs at grades A-C (9-4) (or Scottish equivalent), which must include English and Mathematics at grade B/6 or above
- British National (or hold Dual Nationality iaw UKSV policy)
- Minimum height of 157cm
- A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 28 (between 17 and 27 if under 18)
- Pass the Naval Swimming Test