Graduate Opportunity

Aerosystems Engineer Officers

Multiple vacancies/Worldwide locations

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The role

As an AeroSystems specialist, you will be responsible for leading your team and making technical decision when it matters most, managing the engineering activity of the RAFs fleet of technologically advanced aircraft. You will ensure the maintenance of weaponry, avionics and propulsion systems, airborne communications and ground support equipment ensuring our aircraft are ready to fly at all times. These are key roles in the delivery of Air Power.

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You will receive world-class training, providing you with the skills to lead and manage large teams of highly skilled technicians. 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.

The organisation provides RAF training packages and courses linked to outside professional bodies, actively supporting 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 roles.

Entry requirements

  • An accredited Bachelors or Masters degree in an appropriate engineering or scientific subject, this must be accredited by the engineering council.
  • Degrees must be accredited by one or more of the 3 professional engineering institutions most closely aligned to the organisation’s needs: the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS); the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE); the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
  • Other engineering degrees might be accepted at the discretion of the Engineer Specialist, please apply and this will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  • Applicants must also have GCSE at Grade C/4 or Scottish National Equivalent (SNE) grade 5 in English Language.
  • Age: 17 yrs 6 months to 48 years old.
  • 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 3 years immediately preceding your application.

Benefits

  • Support with personal Education.
  • Private health and dental care.
  • 38 days' paid holiday.
  • Subsidised accommodation. 
  • Worldwide Travel.
  • Non Contributory Pension Scheme.
  • Free sports facilities.

Learn more about the benefits we offer here.

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Opportunity Overview

  • July 30th, 2021
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Initial pay after training: £31,800 + Benefits
  • All grades
  • Multiple Worldwide Locations

Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Avionics
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics

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