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Technical and engineering

Engineer Officer (Communications Electronics) Change role
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Step 1 Eligibility Check

Age

  • Be aged 21 – 47 years old (Must attest before 48th birthday)

Nationality

You must be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth.

Whether or not you were born in the United Kingdom, you should have resided there for the 5 years immediately preceding your application. However, candidates with a minimum of 3 years will be considered.

Following the MOD announcement that the UK Armed Forces will now be able to recruit commonwealth citizens without the 5 year residency requirement, please note that the RAF continues to apply standard residency requirements for security clearance,  ie, DV employment requires 7-years UK residency immediately prior to enlistment; SC requires 3-years. 

Qualifications

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 the British Computer Society (BCS). Degree accreditation status can be determined via the Engineering Council (UK) website www.engc.org.uk.

Other engineering degrees might be accepted at the discretion of the Officers & Aircrew Selection Centre (OASC) Engineer Specialist.

Applicants must also have a GCSE at Grade C (Grade 4 to 5 with effect from Aug 17) or Scottish Certificate of Education (SCE) at Grade 2 or Scottish National Equivalent (SNE) at Grade 5 in English Language.

National 5 in English, Mathematics and an approved Science/Technology-based subject.

A list of approved Science and Technology qualifications can be found below Acceptable Science and Technology Qualifications

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