PEOPLE OVER PAPER

About:

Defending the skies of Britain and projecting Britain’s power and influence around the world. We identify and manage threats before they materialise through intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). We can rapidly deploy aircraft and personnel around the world to deter conflict and defeat our adversaries if necessary.

Industry:

Defence

Job Summary:

As an Observer in the Royal Navy you’ll be a key part of a flight crew. And that means whichever of our helicopters you’re working with, you’ll navigate, operate communications systems and even control the weaponry. You’ll need to be constantly aware of, and in control of, your surroundings. But you’ll do much more than that too. So much more. It’s how you use your second-to-none navigation skills and technical knowledge that counts. Wherever you are in the world, and whatever the challenge is, you’ll need to rise to it without fail.

Responsibilities:

  • Be an integral part of a flight crew, coordinating and executing vital missions, all over the world.
  • Specialise on one of our three types of helicopter. You could become an expert in anti-submarine warfare on a Merlin, qualify as a fighter controller on a Sea King, or even work alongside the Pilot on our new two-man Wildcat.
  • Be assigned to a flight, with a Pilot, Aircraft Controller, and team of Engineers, working together on multiple missions.
  • Master tactical and technical skills over a two-year training period.

Requirements:

Eligibility
  • You must be aged 17 to 34
  • You’ll need 72 UCAS points from your A-Levels (or Scottish equivalent), including two non-overlapping subject areas; acceptable UCAS points can be accrued from A-level grades A*-D, or AS-level grade A
  • You’ll need at least 5 GCSEs at grades A-C (9-4) (or Scottish equivalent), which must include English and Mathematics at grade B/6 or above
  • A British or Dual British/USA only who has lived in the UK continuously for the 5 years prior to applying
  • A minimum height of 151.5cm
  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 28 (between 17 and 27 if under 18)
  • Pass the Naval Swimming Test
Skills and interests
  • An ability to thrive on responsibility
  • A calmness under pressure
  • A confident multi-tasker
  • Have a high level of numeracy
  • Reliable and extremely professional

Benefits:

  • A starting salary of £27,000
  • Earned Voyage Leave (EVL) of 21 days for every month spent on board ship
  • Membership of a Civil Service Pension Scheme
  • World-class training
  • Potential to travel the world
Qualifications you’ll gain
  • Study for GCSEs, A-Levels, NVQs or even a degree, with funding from us
  • Gain a free foundation degree in Aviation Systems Management at ‘wings’ and BSc of the same name when on the Front Line
Skills you’ll develop
  • How to navigate, operate communication systems, and even man the weapons
  • How to apply your knowledge and expertise to state-of-the-art aviation equipment

Location:

UK

Salary:

Not disclosed on employers website

Duration:

Full-time

 

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