Weapon Engineer Officers (Submariner)

Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Robotics, Cyber, Maths, Physics.

What you’ll do

Being a Weapon Engineer Officer (Submariner) means leading a team of skilled engineers on some of the Royal Navy’s most top secret missions. You could be on board a Vanguard-class submarine, where you’ll ensure the ballistic missiles that are our nation’s nuclear deterrent can be fired quickly and accurately, or guaranteeing the performance of cutting-edge radar and detection systems on a hunter killer boat.

Whatever the operation, below the surface, teamwork is key. You’ll need to combine your first-class engineering knowledge with personal skills, as you take responsibility for the submarine’s potency as a state-of-the-art fighting machine. It’s a job that is hugely important, which is why you’ll get a £27,000 bonus just for joining and an extra £5,000 for qualifying as a Submariner.

"I’m part of one of the Royal Navy’s most elite teams, which is a great feeling. The kit we work with is incredible, and I get a real sense of satisfaction when we all pull together to solve a problem." - Sean, Officer, Engineering Branch

Royal Navy Jobs - Submariners

Your role

  • Lead a team of up to 60 skilled engineers, from specialists in communications and IT, to those with a unique knowledge of explosives and electronic sensor systems.
  • You’re the person who is responsible for the performance of our weapons, radar and detection systems, overseeing their maintenance and preparation so that we’re ready for anything.
  • Take responsibility for some of the world’s most advanced defence systems, 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 becoming a Chartered Engineer, to working alongside industry partners on equipment development projects.

What you'll need


  • You’ll need to be aged 17 to 39
  • All Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) degrees will be considered
  • You’ll need a minimum of 96 UCAS points. At least 64 points should be in maths and an engineering based science. These can be accrued from either GCE A/AS levels (or equivalent) or National Diplomas (e.g. BTEC).
  • If you take your GCSEs after the start of 2017, you need 5 at grades 9 – 4, including English Language and Maths; before 2017, you need 5 at grades A*– C
  • Minimum height of 157cm and within the healthy range for Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • A British National

Skills & interests

  • Learn to work in an ever-changing environment where no two days are the same, mentoring junior personnel and overseeing complex projects.
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of weapon systems, radars and other detection equipment, while also understanding nuclear engineering and physics.

What you'll get

  • A starting salary of £31,305, rising to £37,425 upon completion of training + £27,000 joining bonus
  • Golden Hello. All of our Engineer Roles have a £27,000 Golden Hello for qualified Graduates.
  • An extra £5,000 bonus on being awarded your Dolphins – the mark of a qualified Submariner.
  • An excellent non-contributory pension scheme – we pay into it for you, so you don’t have to sacrifice any salary.
  • Additional Submariner pay each day at sea once you’re fully qualified.
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year.
  • Forces Help to Buy scheme – a 0% loan to get you on, or further up, the housing ladder.
  • Subsidised travel, accommodation and food.
  • 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.
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    £31,305, rising to £37,425 upon completion of training + £27,000 joining bonus + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Location
    Dartmouth then UK & International Travel
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Robotics
Also Accepting...
  • All STEM disciplines
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