Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering)
You’ll maintain the systems that power the ship, finding innovative solutions to complex problems.
- £18,500 - £58,000
- No qualifications
- Surface Fleet
- Rating level
When we’re at sea, if equipment fails, it’s down to us. If it’s an unusual fault it becomes a real team effort. It’s a great feeling when we get technology up and running again against all the odds.
What you’ll do
Being an Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering) means being pivotal to day-to-day operations. You’ll ensure our state-of-the-art warships are powered, maintained and ready for action. Wherever you are, whatever the problem: you’ll be finding innovative and resourceful solutions for fixing it. From day one you’ll be on the way to becoming a world-class engineer, working in some of the most challenging environments imaginable.
- Be a key part of the immense engineering effort that goes into powering our ships, keeping every operation on track and making some essential missions possible.
- Find innovative and resourceful solutions to complex problems, applying the engineering skills and knowledge you gain, in a world where there is no such thing as standard.
- Get your hands on some of the most sophisticated equipment on the planet, working with your team, under the guidance of the Marine Engineer Officer.
- Complete daily rounds, checking equipment to ensure the ship remains operational. You’ll need to be precise and pay attention to detail, because even the smallest mistake can have a big impact on the rest of the ship.
Pay & benefits
- Earn over £23,000 after training
- Rising to over £58,000 as your career progresses
- Additional pay for each day spent at sea
- 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
- Free medical and dental care
- Handy discounts with lots of top brands, from Marriott hotels to Audi cars and high street stores
- Amazing opportunities, including world travel and adventurous training for two weeks every year
- Free gym and sports, from football to kayaking to kite-surfing
- Forces Help to Buy scheme – a 0% loan to get you on, or further up, the housing ladder
- Subsidised travel, accommodation and food
Skills for life
Qualifications you'll gain
- A Level 2 Apprenticeship in Maritime Mechanical Electrical Mechanic
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 Manufacturing
- Eventually, you can work toward a degree like Mechanical Engineering, depending on your career progression
Skills you'll develop
- Use your natural aptitude for fixing things – on a massive scale
- Learn to maintain and operate some of the most cutting-edge kit on the planet and become familiar with a variety of sophisticated mechanical system
- That might mean working on one of our new Type 45 destroyers, the most advanced warships the nation has ever built
- You must be aged between 16 to 39
- No qualifications are required for this role
- You must be a United Kingdom national, or Commonwealth citizen, or Dual National. Dual Nationality restrictions do apply
- A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 28 (between 17 and 27 if under 18)
- Pass the Naval Swimming Test
Skills & Interests
- A quick thinker, with a passion for working with the latest equipment and technology
- A problem-solver, with a common sense approach, who can work well as part of a team
- A real sense of adventure, with a high level of physical and mental fitness
- Enthusiasm for fixing and maintaining electronic and mechanical systems
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