As a Weapon Engineer Officer, you’ll be the person a team of skilled engineers look to for advice, guidance and support. As a systems engineer your work will be key to ensuring your ship can do its job; detecting threats with the ability to respond with force when necessary. That means managing a range of projects simultaneously, all with the aim of guaranteeing the potency of your vessel. If you can embrace this responsibility, you’ll be given the world-class training you need to succeed, a clear pipeline for progression and a £27,000 bonus just for joining and completing your training.
"I get to work with a team of talented technicians, overseeing the work that keeps our ships fully operational and ready for action. It’s a lot of responsibility, but I wouldn’t have it any other way." - Emily, Officer, Engineering Branch
Royal Navy Jobs - Weapon Engineer Officer
Leading a multi-disciplinary team of skilled technicians and using your broad understanding of system engineering, you will experience the thrill and challenge of being a key player in the team responsible for bringing together the fighting capability of the ship. You will work with some of the world's most advanced defence systems and highly qualified and motivated people in a demanding and dynamic environment.
Lead and manage a team of up to 60 technicians, from specialists in communications and IT, to those with a unique knowledge of explosives and electronic sensor systems.
You’re the person who ensures the ship’s efficiency as a state-of-the-art fighting machine, guaranteeing the performance of our weapon, and sensor systems, so that we’re always able to fire quickly and with accuracy.
Take responsibility for some of the world’s most advanced defence systems by using, developing and adapting your engineering knowledge in highly-challenging environments that are unique to Royal Navy life.
Take advantage of wide-ranging career development opportunities, from promotion to becoming a Chartered Engineer and working alongside industry partners on new equipment development projects.
What you'll need
You’ll need to be aged 17 – 39
All Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) degrees will be considered
If you take your A-levels after the start of 2017, you need 72 UCAS points, including two non-overlapping subject areas; before 2017, you need 180 UCAS points
If you take your GCSEs after the start of 2017, you need 5 at grades 9 – 4 (or equivalent), including English Language and Maths; before 2017, you need 5 at grades A*– C
A British or Irish national, a Commonwealth citizen who has lived in the UK continuously for the 5 years prior to applying, or a dual national
Skills & interests
An ability to thrive on responsibility and lead from the front
Confidence making key decisions in high-pressure situations
A passion for cutting-edge engineering and electronic equipment
An aptitude for solving problem.
What you'll get
A starting salary of at least £27,000, rising to around £33,000 just two years
A £27,000 joining bonus
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
Extra financial bonuses if you’re on a longer operation
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
Handy discounts with lots of top brands, from Marriott hotels to Audi cars and high street stores.
COVID-19 update - The Royal Navy continues to recruit throughout the period with a few amends to the usual process. We are currently not conducting any face to face interviews, medicals etc…. All this is being done through Skype, phone calls etc… If a virtual alternative is not possible then a Royal Navy Careers Advisor will contact the candidate and take them through the next steps.
Our Careers Advisors are still working and will continue to process applications for those already applied.
Naval service training continues, however, in this rapidly changing situation this may cease.