Engineering Technician



As an Engineering Technician (Weapon Engineering) (Submariner), you’ll be maintaining and preparing some of the most advanced defence technology ever developed. Patrolling the oceans, and getting your hands on some incredible kit. You might be working with ballistic missile systems one day, and state-of-the-art sensors and radars the next.

It takes something special to be a Submariner, living below the surface and being responsible for our nation’s nuclear deterrent. That’s what makes you elite. And as a Weapon Engineer in the Silent Service, your role has never been more essential. You provide the firepower, and the stealth.

Your role will be to:

  • Defend itself, or identifying threats and helping the submarine stay undetected.
  • Maintain and operate the complex communication, detection and weapon systems, and guarantee missiles, and torpedoes are fully operational.
  • Get your hands 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.

Why Work For Us?


£20,000 - the minimum you will earn after training.


£5000 awarded when you earn your 'Dolphins' - the mark of a qualified submariner.

Additional Benefits

Additional Submariner pay each day at sea once you’re fully qualified.


An excellent non-contributory pension scheme – we pay into it for you, so you don’t have to sacrifice any salary.


Six weeks of paid holiday every year, plus bank holidays.


Free medical and dental care


Forces Help to Buy scheme – a 0% loan to get you on, or further up, the housing ladder.

Qualifications you’ll gain:

  • A Level 2 Apprenticeship in Performing Engineering Operations.

Opportunities open to you:

  • Study for GCSEs, then A-Levels in subjects including English, Maths and Science. 
  • Gain specialist vocational – such as a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture.
  • Eventually, you can work toward a degree like Electronic Engineering depending on your career progression.


  • There are no minimum qualification requirements
  • You must be aged between 16-39
  • You need to be a minimum height of 157cm and within the healthy range for Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • You must be a British/British Dual National who has lived in the UK continuously for the 5 years prior to applying

Skills you’ll develop:

  • Learn to maintain and operate some of the most cutting-edge weapon systems, radars and detection equipment on the planet.
  • Develop your natural aptitude for fixing things.
  • Gain the discipline and teamwork skills that are essential for life on-board a submarine.

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