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 Accelerated Apprentice role or as an Air Engineering Technician.
Become essential to Merlin helicopter operations, in the thick of the action on Commando or Anti-Submarine missions.
I get deployed with a whole squadron, which is great from a social and professional perspective, and being part of all the planning and execution of operations is really rewarding. I get a lot out of every day.
As an Aircrewman in the Fleet Air Arm, you’ll be essential to our Merlin helicopter operations. This is a role with a unique level of responsibility, not least because you’ll be the only rating on board the aircraft. Once you’ve joined as an Aircrewman, you will be streamed into either an Anti-Submarine or a Commando role during your training. Whichever route you go down you’ll find yourself in the thick of the action. That means planning and executing some of our most crucial missions, from maritime surveillance to frontline combat.
From picking your role to starting on your first day, these are the steps you'll take to join as a rating.
A formal interview to talk through your suitability for the role. This is normally conducted using your own device over the Shine video platform
Once you've passed a Security Check, you'll be offered a place at HMS Raleigh
Our virtual recruiter is available to answer your questions 24 hours a day