Accelerated Apprentice Scheme (Weapon Engineering)

Accelerated Apprentice Scheme (Weapon Engineering) United Kingdom

Royal Navy
Full Time United Kingdom 34500 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

At a glance
6 weeks

Of paid holiday every year


The minimum diploma grade you need


Your starting salary


Earn over this amount as you progress


Route your way to EngTech and IEng


Potential for foundation degree

What you’ll do

Joining the Royal Navy on the Accelerated Apprentice Scheme (Weapon Engineering) means supercharging your training and development within one of our most elite teams. You’ll have real responsibility from day one, getting your hands on some of the most advanced kit on the planet, and guaranteeing your warship’s performance.

Unlike comparable civilian roles, you’ll quickly find yourself in charge of some of the most sophisticated electronic equipment in existence, as you join as a Probationary Leading Hand – two ranks higher than most Engineering Technicians.IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, TALK TO US

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Your role
Take responsibility for the safety of your crewmates, whether that’s identifying a potential threat, or ensuring your ship can defend itself.
Maintain and operate complex communication, sensor and weapon systems, guaranteeing missiles, guns and anti-submarine torpedoes are fully operational.
Get your hands on some of the most sophisticated electronic equipment in existence, working with your team, and under the guidance of the Weapon Engineer Officer.
Complete daily rounds, checking equipment to ensure the ship remains operational, and finding innovative solutions when there’s a problem.

What you’ll get
Skills for life
Qualifications you'll gain
An Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)Engineering Manufacturing
Opportunities you'll gain
You could work towards a degree like Electronic Engineering

Skills you'll develop
Learn to maintain and operate some of the most cutting-edge kit on the planet.
Develop your natural aptitude for fixing things by working on advanced electronic and mechanical systems.

Pay and benefits
A starting salary of over £34,500, rising to in excess of £54,500 as your career progresses
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
Free medical and dental care
Additional pay for each day spent at sea
Amazing opportunities, including world travel and adventurous training for two weeks every year
Free gym and sports, from football to kayaking to kite-surfing
Subsidised travel, accommodation and food

What you'll need

You need to be aged 17 to 25
A minimum of three GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above including English Language, Mathematics and at least one science
You must be a British or British Dual National
A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 28 (between 17 and 27 if under 18)
Pass the Naval Swimming Test

There are 2 options for acceptable qualifications required in addition to the basic academic criteria above:

Option 1

A National Qualifications Framework Level 3 Diploma (with a minimum of a Merit Pass) in a Engineering discipline

Option 2

At least 48 UCAS points in A-levels (or equivalent) in Mathematics and STEM subject (minimum grade D or above in each subject)

Skills and interests
A quick thinker, with a passion for working with the latest equipment and technology
A problem-solver who can work well as part of a team
A real sense of adventure, with a high level of physical and mental fitness
Enthusiasm for fixing and maintaining electronic and mechanical system

Joining process
Joining process
Initial training
Professional training

Once you’ve confirmed your eligibility, the joining process is as follows:

Submit an application

Once you’ve registered your interest and have satisfied the basic eligibility criteria, you will be sent an online application form

Defence Aptitude Assessment (DAA)

You’ll be tested on: Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, Work Rate, Spatial Reasoning, Electrical Comprehension and Mechanical Comprehension.
To prepare, you can practise the DAA


A formal interview to talk through your suitability for the role. This is normally conducted using your own device over the Shine video platform

Medical and eye tests

These are quite comprehensive and must be completed by one of our Ministry of Defence-approved doctors

Pre-Joining Fitness Test (PJFT)

This involves completing a 2.4km run on a treadmill within a certain time, at a fitness centre near you

Candidate Preparation Course (CPC)

This four-day induction to life in the Royal Navy, including a Swimming Test and a fitness assessment, is a pass or fail course

Start training

Once you’ve passed a Security Check, you’ll be offered a place at HMS Raleigh

Accelerated Apprentice Scheme (Weapon Engineering)
Royal Navy
Holywood, United Kingdom
Sir Jonathon Band
$5 to $25 million (USD)
5001 to 10000 Employees
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