Survival Equipment Technician (SET)

Survival Equipment Technician (SET) United Kingdom

Royal Navy
Full Time United Kingdom 21000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

The role at a glance

The minimum you'll earn after training

6 weeks

Of paid holiday every year


Earn over this amount as you progress


The number of qualifications needed


Medical and dental care


All around the world

What you’ll do

As a Survival Equipment Technician (SET), you will maintain vital lifesaving equipment to enable aircrew to operate safely. This equipment will help them to survive on Land, Sea or in the Air in peacetime or on military operations. You will also learn how to assist in the training of aircrew on land and sea in survival techniques.

Commitment, enthusiasm and focus are essential for a job of this importance. However, with it comes with the satisfaction of knowing you’re a crucial part of any mission, whether in peacetime or combat.IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, TALK TO US

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Your role
As a Survival Equipment Technician, you’ll make sure your crewmates and passengers are fully equipped and know what to do in an emergency on board a Royal Navy aircraft.
You’ll look after the crew’s protective gear, such as immersion suits, flying helmets, oxygen masks, parachutes and emergency breathing equipment.
You will maintain the aircraft’s survival packs, radio beacons, distress flares, life jackets and life rafts. And most importantly, you’ll train people to use them in an emergency.
You’ll also instruct on how to escape underwater from a ditched helicopter and other conduct survival drills.
You will have the opportunity to serve on the world's most advanced aircraft carriers and with new and exciting aircraft Forces, including the F35B Lightning Stealth fighter at RAF Marham, the Merlin Mk2 Submarine Hunter at RNAS Culdrose, the Merlin Mk4 Helicopter and the Wildcat Maritime Attack Helicopter at RNAS Yeoviliton

What you’ll get
Skills for life
Qualifications you'll gain
Study for GCSEs, A-Levels, NVQs or even a degree
Gain specialist vocational qualifications as your career progresses
Attain a City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering Survival Equipment Maintenance
Streamlined route to registration as EngTech with a professional body
Skills you'll develop
Complete a basic survival course and learn how to teach survival skills to your crewmates
Learn how to maintain, repair and pack parachutes, life rafts and survival packs
Enthusiasm for maintaining and repairing the most up to date Survival Technical Equipment
Pay and benefits
A starting salary of £21,000+ after training
Earn up to £54,500+ as your career progresses
Six weeks of paid holiday every year
Free medical and dental care
Subsidised travel and accommodation
Excellent pension scheme
Earn additional Service Engineer Technical Pay as you progress to Leading Hand with increased pay levels on further promotion

What you'll need
You need to be aged between 16 to 39
No qualifications are required for this role
A British or Dual National
Minimum height of 145cm
A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 28 (between 17 and 27 if under 18)
Pass the Naval Swimming Test

Skills and interests
A passion for working with state-of-the-art aircraft
A keen attention to detail
Good physical and mental stamina
A willingness to learn new skills
An adventurous spirit

Starting your career
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, we’ll be in touch to discuss your options

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

Survival Equipment Technician (SET)
Royal Navy
Holywood, United Kingdom
Sir Jonathon Band
$5 to $25 million (USD)
5001 to 10000 Employees
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