Graduate Opportunity

Engineer Officer - Communications Electronics

Aeronautical/Mechanical/Electronics.

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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.

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.

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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 4 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); or (for CE officers only) the British Computer Society (BCS).
  • 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.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: May 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Initial pay after training: £33,400 + Benefits
  • All grades
  • Multiple Worldwide Locations

Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Avionics
  • Computer Science
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Hardware
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Software
  • Systems

Also Accepting...

  • Most Engineering disciplines

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