Aerosystems Engineer Officers

The Role

Aerosystems Engineer Officers deal with the RAF's cutting edge; its aircraft and missiles. As an Aerosystems Engineer Officer you'll be responsible for weapons, avionics, and propulsion systems of all kinds of aircraft, their airborne communications and the ground support that goes with them.

Your foundation tours are likely to include postings to RAF bases that are typically home to several squadrons of aircraft and support equipment; you will be leading teams of skilled non-commissioned officers and technicians, managing and directing their work as well as looking after their welfare.

Aerosystems in Depth

Discover what it's like to be an RAF Engineer Officer Aerosystems

You will gain many personal development opportunities and career prospects, together with the chance to work around the world, gaining unique engineering experiences in the process.

As well as RAF training packages and courses linked to outside professional bodies, we actively support individual study programmes at every level. You could have opportunities to take Masters' degree courses, either full-time or part-time. As your career progresses, you will also be encouraged to join one of the Professional Engineering Institutions to attain Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer professional status to allow you to take on some of the more challenging airworthiness roles.

Entry Requirements

  • An accredited Bachelors or Masters degree in an appropriate engineering or scientific subject, eg: aeronautical engineering; IT/IS engineering; mechanical engineering; electrical engineering; or electronic engineering.
  • Degrees must be accredited by one or more of the 4 professional engineering institutions most closely aligned to the RAF's needs: the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS); the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE); the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET); or (for CE officers only) the British Computer Society (BCS).
  • Other engineering degrees might be accepted at the discretion of the Officers & Aircrew Selection Centre (OASC) Engineer Specialist.
  • Applicants must also have GCSE at Grade C/4 or Scottish National Equivalent (SNE) grade 5 in English Language.
  • Age: 21 to 36.
  • You must be a UK citizen or holder of dual UK/other nationality.
  • Whether or not you were born in the UK, you should have resided there for 5 years immediately preceding your application.


Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: Ongoing
  • Salary: Initial pay after training: £30,616 + Benefits
  • Accepting: All grades
  • Opportunity: Graduate Programme
  • Location: Worldwide

Other benefits...

  • Six weeks of paid holiday
  • Private healthcare and dental care
  • Discounts
  • Room & Board
  • Free sports facilities
  • Education Support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Time abroad

Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Hardware
  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Software
  • Systems
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