The Royal Navy-Engineering Technician (Weapon Engineering) (General Service) ET(WE)(GS) - Intermediate (Level 2)

Royal Navy (Employer)

Ministry of Defence (Training Provider)

Monthly wage £1,666.66
40.0 hours per week Shifts to be confirmed.
18 months (duration)
1 January 2021(start date)
31 December 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

An ET(WE)(GS) takes responsibility for the serviceability, readiness and accuracy of systems to make a Royal Navy Ship a Warship. You will be keeping advanced electronic systems, communications, information systems and weapons ready for action anywhere in the world whilst progressing with your Maritime Electrical/Mechanical Mechanic Apprenticeship.

Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Take responsibility for the safety of your crewmates, whether that’s identifying a potential threat, or ensuring your ship is able to defend itself
  • Maintain, diagnose and repair complex communications, sensors and weapon systems, guaranteeing missiles, guns and anti-submarine torpedoes are fully operational
  • Work on some of the most sophisticated electronic equipment in existence, working with your team, and under the guidance of the Engineer Officer
  • Complete daily rounds, checking equipment to ensure the ship remains operational, and finding innovative solutions when there’s a problem

Future Prospects

  • You’ll start your naval career as an Able Rate. With experience and further training, you could be promoted to Leading Hand and beyond. If you show the right commitment, skills and academic ability, you could become a Commissioned Officer. Members of the Royal Navy are promoted on merit. Work hard and you can rise through the ranks

Reality Check

Training and development continue throughout your career with the Royal Navy. It takes place in two distinct environments: at onshore training facilities and on-board operational ships. When you join you complete 10 weeks of basic naval training, followed by five months of specialist engineering training, focussing on: 

  • Weapon systems
  • Safety procedures
  • Electrical and electronic repair techniques
  • Hydraulics and pneumatics 
  • Essential tools and techniques

There are many benefits of undertaking an Apprenticeship within the Royal Navy, such as:
Start on a salary of over £15,600, rising to £20,000 on completion of your role specific training. As your career progresses you have the potential to earn in excess of  £51,000
Potential to earn additional financial bonuses depending upon your role
Wide range of benefits including:

  • House Purchase Scheme
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year
  • Adventurous training - from skiing to diving, you can enhance your skillset in unique environments around the world
  • Free phone calls home and Internet access when you are at sea
  • Free medical and dental care
  • Access to superb sports and fitness facilities
  • Subsidised travel and accommodation
  • Excellent pension scheme

Skills Required

  • The Royal Navy will give you skills. We’ll develop your abilities, train you to be the best, show you how to achieve your goals and give you recognised qualifications

Qualities Required

  • Quick thinkers who get things done
  • A passion for working with the latest equipment and technology
  • Problem-solvers
  • Team players and potential leaders
  • Physically and mentally fit professionals

Qualifications Required

  • No qualifications required – just that you pass a Recruit Test and are in a good state of health and fitness

Training Provided

At the end of your Apprenticeship training you will have achieved:

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship – Maritime Electrical / Mechanical Mechanic
  • Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Electrical / Mechanical Mechanics (Competence)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Electrical / Mechanical Mechanics (Knowledge)
  • You can also gain academic qualifications such as GCSEs, A-levels, even a degree. As well as helping you develop your Royal Navy career, everything you achieve will be recognised and valued by future civilian employers
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The Royal Navy is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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