The Royal Navy - Weapon Engineering - Maritime Mechanical & Electrical Mechanic Apprenticeship - Intermediate (Level 2)

Royal Navy (Employer)

Royal Navy (Training Provider)

Annual wage £20,400.00
40.0 hours per week Shifts to be confirmed, total hours per week: 40.00
18 months (duration)
2 June 2023(start date)
120 positions available
1 June 2023 (application closing date)
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Job Description

An Engineering Technician (Weapon Engineering) 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.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • 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

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 - 

You’ll start your naval career as an Able Rate, with your Maritime Mechanical & Electrical Mechanic apprenticeship under your belt, With experience and further training, you could be promoted to Leading Hand and beyond.

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.

You will also achieve the following qualifications during your apprenticeship.

  • Level 2 Diploma in Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic(Competence).

  • Level 2 Diploma in Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic (Knowledge).


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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

• No qualifications required – just that you pass a Recruit Test and are in a good state of health and fitness We recruit throughout the year, so please ignore Key Dates. To find out more information including eligibility to join, and to begin your application please call into one of our Careers offices or visit the Royal Navy Recruitment website.

Skills Required

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

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Math and English (Grade GCSE Level C/4) Desired
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