Weapon Engineer Officer
As a Weapon Engineer Officer, you’ll be the person a team of skilled engineers look to for advice, guidance and support. As a systems engineer your work will be key to ensuring your ship can do its job; detecting threats with the ability to respond with force when necessary. That means managing a range of projects simultaneously, all with the aim of guaranteeing the potency of your vessel. If you can embrace this responsibility, you’ll be given the world-class training you need to succeed, a clear pipeline for progression and a £27,000 bonus just for joining and completing your training.
- Lead and manage a team of up to 60 technicians, from specialists in communications and IT, to those with a unique knowledge of explosives and electronic sensor systems.
- You’re the person who ensures the ship’s efficiency as a state-of-the-art fighting machine, guaranteeing the performance of our weapon, and sensor systems, so that we’re always able to fire quickly and with accuracy.
- Take responsibility for some of the world’s most advanced defence systems by using, developing and adapting your engineering knowledge in highly-challenging environments that are unique to Royal Navy life.
- Take advantage of wide-ranging career development opportunities, from promotion to becoming a Chartered Engineer and working alongside industry partners on new equipment development projects.
What you’ll get
- A starting salary of at least £27,000, rising to around £33,000 just two years.
- A £27,000 joining bonus.
- Additional pay for each day spent at sea.
- An excellent non-contributory pension scheme – we pay into it for you, so you don’t have to sacrifice any salary.
- Six weeks of paid holiday every year.
- Extra financial bonuses if you’re on a longer operation.
- Amazing opportunities, including world travel and adventurous training for two weeks every year.
- Free gym and sports, from football to kayaking to kite-surfing.
- 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.
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. 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
- A British or Irish National, or a Dual National
- A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 28 (between 17 and 27 if under 18)
- Pass the Naval Swimming Test