Keep us flying, all over the world

What is the Fleet Air Arm?

  • The Fleet Air Arm provides the state-of- the-art kit the Aviation branch needs to deliver airborne support and extend our global reach
  • From combat missions and humanitarian aid, to being Naval Command’s ‘eyes in the sky’, the Fleet Air Arm is essential to operations
  • Our equipment is at the leading edge of aviation. You could be working on the Wildcat, the latest generation of multi-role helicopter, or the new F35 Joint Strike Fighter
  • Our airborne operations can’t happen without the support of the Aviation branch on deck or on the ground, so you could join the team that keeps us flying
  • Whichever role you choose, the Fleet Air Arm is perfect for hands-on team players who relish a challenge – and want an aviation career that commercial flying simply can’t match

What's it like?

The Fleet Air Arm is dedicated to the kit that ensures we’re operationally effective in the air. From maintaining the Merlin Mk3 helicopter that puts Royal Marines Commandos where they need to be, to making congested airspace safe, you’ll be working in a uniquely collaborative environment. All ranks pull together to keep our aircraft in the sky, in circumstances that are challenging and changeable. That means you’ll always be part of a close-knit team, whether you’re based at a Royal Naval Air Station or travelling the world on deployment.

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Air Traffic Control Officer

Whether on board a ship or onshore, you’ll help keep the skies safe and lead the team that ensures safe flow of air traffic.

What you'll need:
  • Strong multitasking and communication skills 
What you'll get:
  • Free medical care
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Aircraft Controller

You’ll provide the crucial link between the aircraft and its base, whether that’s at sea or on land.

What you'll need:
  • A passion for working with aircraft
What you'll get:
  • Specialist training and opportunities for progression
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Aircrewman

Become essential to Merlin helicopter operations, in the thick of the action on Commando or Anti-Submarine missions.

What you'll need:
  • A hands-on, can-do attitude
What you'll get:
  • World-class training, travel and adventure
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Naval Airman Aircraft Handler

Work with some of the most cutting-edge aircraft in existence as part of the team that keeps them flight ready.

What you'll need:
  • A hands-on, can-do attitude
What you'll get:
  • World-class training, travel and adventure
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Naval Airman Survival Equipment

Lives will depend on the equipment you’re working with just as much as they’ll depend on your skills and attention to detail.

What you'll need:
  • A hands-on, can-do attitude
What you'll get:
  • Travel, adventure and a career like no other
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Aircrew Officer Observer

You’ll master navigation, first aid, emergency handling and survival, and then train for a specialist role on one of the Fleet Air Arm’s three helicopters.

What you'll need:

  • Good leadership and management skills

What you'll get:

  • A BSc in Aviation Systems Management

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Aircrew Officer Pilot

Carve out an aviation career like no other, pushing our cutting-edge aircraft – and yourself – to the limit, all over the world.

What you'll need:
  • Natural aptitude and ability, and a cool head 
What you'll get:
  • Travel, adventure and world-class training on world-class kit
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Advanced Apprenticeship (Air Engineering)

You’ll be fast-tracked to working with our most advanced aircraft, as part of the team that maintains, services and inspects them.

What you'll need:
  • A National Qualifications Framework Level 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering
What you'll get:
  • Travel, adventure and world-class training on world-class kit
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Air Engineer Officer

Lead the specialist team who makes sure our cutting-edge aircraft are ready for action, in challenging situations, all over the world.

What you'll need:
  • A BEng or MEng degree accredited by the Engineering Council
What you'll get:
  • Travel, adventure and world-class training on world-class kit
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Air Engineering Technician

You’ll take charge of scheduled maintenance, servicing and inspections for the Fleet Air Arm’s aircraft.

What you'll need:
  • Mathematical ability and good communication skills
What you'll get:
  • Fully funded vocational and academic qualifications
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