Engineering Technician



Being an Engineering Technician (Weapon Engineering) means taking responsibility for the serviceability, readiness and accuracy of systems that 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.

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.
  • 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?


Earn over £20,000 after Basic Training, rising to over £51,000 as your career progresses.

At Sea

Additional pay for each day spent at sea.


An excellent pension scheme.

Additional Benefits

Wide range of benefits including a House Purchase Scheme.


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


Free medical and dental care


Subsidised travel and accommodation.

Skills and interests:

o    Quick thinkers who get things done

o    A passion for working with the latest equipment and technology

o    Problem-solvers

o    Team players and potential leaders

o    Physically and mentally fit professionals

Qualifications you’ll gain:

o    Attain a level 2 Apprenticeship in Performing Engineering Operations

o    Progress to gain a level 3 Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance

o    Potential to gain a Foundation Degree in Engineering

o    Gain specialist vocational qualifications as your career progresses

o    Opportunity to study for GCSEs, A-Levels, NVQs or a degree

Skills you’ll develop:

o    Learn how to command, lead and manage

o    Streamlined route to registering as EngTech and IEng with the IET


o    There are no minimum qualification requirements

o    You must be aged between 16-39

o    You must be British/British Dual National who has lived in the UK continuously for the 5 years prior to applying

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