Communication Electronics Engineer Officers

The Role

Communication Electronics Engineer Officers deal with the RAF's cutting edge; its communication links. As an Engineer Officer (Communications Electronics) you could find yourself supervising the maintenance of ground radar systems, or looking after the complex ground-based communication networks of the UK's Air Defence system.

You'll also have a vital role to play in networking all of the RAF's information systems to ensure up-to-the-minute information is always available to our decision-makers. 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.

Engineer Communications Electronics

RAF Engineer Officer - Communications Electronics in Depth

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 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...

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

Disciplines accepted...

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