High demand role
This is a highly competitive role with a potential long lead time to join.
You may wish to consider joining the Royal Navy in any other Accelerated Apprentice role or as an Air Engineering Technician.
You’ll be fast-tracked to working with our most advanced aircraft, as part of the team that maintains, services and inspects them.
The aircraft we work on is incredible. Being part of the team that keeps them in the air is so rewarding. It can be hard work at times, but solving a tricky problem is a great feeling.
Air Engineer Technician, Aviation branch
Joining the Royal Navy on the Accelerated Apprentice Scheme (Air Engineering) streamlines your route to working with our most advanced aircraft. You’ll receive condensed training, so you can quickly be part of the team that maintains, services and inspects the Fleet Air Arm’s helicopters and fighter jets.
Our aircraft can’t fly unless everything is safe – and that’s where you come in. Unlike comparable civilian roles, it won’t take long for you to take charge of some of the most sophisticated kit in existence, as you join as a Probationary Leading Hand – two ranks higher than most Engineering Technicians.
Qualifications you'll gain
Opportunities open to you
Skills you'll develop
There are two options for acceptable vocational qualifications which are required in addition to the basic academic criteria above:
From picking your role to starting on your first day, these are the steps you'll take to join as a rating.
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