Engineer Officer (Communications Electronics)
As an Engineer Officer (Communications Electronics) you are responsible for leading the engineering activity that supports the RAF’s vast array of information technology, strategic communications services, satellite communications, air defence RADARs and the latest generation aircraft engineering and mission support systems.
- Be aged 21 - 36 years old
- An accredited Bachelors or Masters degree in an appropriate engineering or scientific subject
- 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.
- Pass the Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre
- Pass a General Fitness Test
WHAT WILL YOU DO? TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES
- Be ready to deploy all over the World to provide essential communication services in support of air operations, humanitarian aid and disaster relief.
- Provide engineering and mission support systems that the latest generation of aircraft rely on in order to operate.
- Specialise in cyber security and help to defend communication networks across Defence.
TRAINING YOU'LL RECEIVE
Your career will start with Initial Officer Training at RAF College Cranwell in Lincolnshire where you will follow a challenging 24-week syllabus to develop your leadership and management skills.
After Initial Officer Training, you will then move onto Engineer Officer Foundation Training (Communications Electronics); this is a 22-week course at the Defence School of Communications Information Systems (DSCIS) at RAF Cosford that prepare you for your foundation tour and beyond. With additional study, you can also obtain a BSc(Hons) Degree in Communications Engineering Management.