The Royal Navy - Weapon Engineering - Engineering Technician Accelerated Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Royal Navy (Employer)

Royal Navy (Training Provider)

Annual wage £33,000.00
40.0 hours per week Shifts to be confirmed, total hours per week: 40.00
42 months (duration)
2 June 2023(start date)
Engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
96 positions available
1 June 2023 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Joining the Royal Navy on the Accelerated Apprentice Scheme means accelerating your training and development within one of our most elite teams. You’ll be fast-tracked to real responsibility, getting your hands on some of the most advanced kit on the planet, and guaranteeing your warship’s performance as a state-of-the-art fighting machine.


What will the apprentice be doing?

You’ll be embarking on one of the world’s top apprenticeship schemes, which means training will be a constant feature of your time with us. As well as helping you develop your Royal Navy career, everything you achieve will be valued by a future civilian employer.

your job will focussing on: 

  • Learning how machinery works
  • Repairing equipment
  • Making components
  • Using essential tools and techniques
  • Safety procedures

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 a hold of 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 training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Once you have completed your training you will be a qualified Weapon Engineering - Engineering Technician 

When you join you complete 10 weeks of basic naval training, followed by marine engineering training at HMS Sultan,


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You’ll start your naval career as a Probationary Leading Hand. With experience and further training, you could be promoted to Petty Officer and beyond

It will also be recognised by Professional Institutions, so you can take a streamlined route to registering as an EngTech or an IEng. It takes place in two distinct environments: at onshore training facilities and on-board operational ships.

Reality Check

Option 1: National Qualifications Framework Level 3 Diploma (with a minimum of a Merit Pass) in an engineering discipline Option 2: At least 48 UCAS points in A-levels (or equivalent) in Mathematics and a STEM subject We recruit throughout the year, so please ignore Key Dates.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Math and English and at least one science (Grade GCSE Level C/4) Essential
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