Royal Air Force
graduate scheme

Engineer Officer Degree Sponsorship Scheme

Job description

All selected DSUS students will become a member of their local University Air Squadron if they aren’t already. You are encouraged to apply to join your local UAS on arrival at the University, as being a member of the UAS allows you to be fast tracked through the RAF Bursary selection process.

Being part of the DSUS will give you unique, hands-on experiences that will prepare you for life beyond university, and in your future career.


DSUS is there for those who plan to join the RAF as an Engineer/ Cyberspace Officer

  • £5,000 paid per academic year
  • Tuition fees up to £9,250
  • Plus £1,500 for 30 days of training including adventurous training, flying training and work placement opportunities at an RAF base in the holidays.
  • Join your local University Air Squadron

Join the RAF after you graduate from university.

What we are looking for

  • The DSUS (Defence STEM Undergraduate Sponsorship Scheme) is open for students who will graduate from university from summer 2025.
  • You must be studying a suitable engineering/ cyberspace course.
  • A-levels (including maths and physics at Grade C or above) plus five GCSEs (including English language and maths at Grade C/4 or or Scottish Equivalent (SCE/SNE);
  • Must be studying an accredited Bachelors or Masters degree in an appropriate engineering subject (for Aerosystems) and an appropriate technology or scientific subject (for cyberspace communications electronics)

Accepted degree subjects

  • electronic and electrical engineering
  • aerospace engineering
  • computer sciences and information technology

Additional job details

UK wide
Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

Click Apply for sponsorship to start in the next academic year. You are strongly advised to apply by January.

Initially register for your chosen Engineering officer specialisation (aerosystems or cyberspace communication electronics) but when you start your formal application select DSUS Cyberspace Officer or DSUS Eng (AS) Officer as your chosen role in the drop-down menu, this will allow the sponsorship team to track your application.

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

Don't forget to mention Prospects to employers when you contact them.

Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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