Royal Air Force
graduate job

Engineer Officer (Communications Electronics)

Job description

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.

You will be ready to deploy all over the world, providing essential communication services in support of air operations, humanitarian aid and disaster relief. Provide Engineering and mission support systems for the latest generation of aircraft. You will specialise in Cyber security helping to defend communication networks across defence.

Career, training and education

At any level or position your personal success is vital to make us succeed too. We are dedicated to your future, as it is essential to ours. You will receive a basic and specialist training in your field and we even provide the option to pay for your education. The experience you gain with the RAF will equip you to work at the top of your field, both in the UK and overseas.

What we are looking for

  • An accredited Bachelors or Masters in an appropriate engineering, computing or scientific subject e.g.: computer science, cyber security or electronic engineering. *
  • Applicants must also have a GCSE at Grade C/4 or Scottish National 5 at Grade C in English Language
  • Joining age: 21-47
  • You must be a citizen of the UK or the Republic of Ireland, holder of a duel UK/ other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth (with a right to work immigration status)
  • 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 three years will be considered.
  • You must pass the Officer and Aircrew selection centre
  • You must pass a fitness test

* Degrees should be accredited by the professional engineering institutions most closely aligned to the RAF’s needs:

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET); The British Computer Society (BCS) - (Other degrees might be accepted at the discretion of the Engineer Specialist, please apply and this will be assessed on a case by case basis.)..

Accepted degree subjects

  • electronic and electrical engineering
  • computer sciences and information technology

Additional job details

UK wide

Pay during Initial Officer training - £31,000 + benefits; pay after three years of service and promotion to the rank of Flt Lt £47,000 + benefits

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 March 2025

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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