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Level 2 Aircraft Operations on the Ground Apprenticeship at Royal Navy Apprenticeships

Course description

Royal Navy job roles:

  • Aircraft Controller
  • Aircraft Handler

All civilian industries, from printing to car-making, depend on complex machinery. The same is true of the Royal Navy, with its warships, submarines, aircraft, vehicles and weapon systems. Through your engineering apprenticeship, you’ll learn everything you need to know about designing, building and maintaining them

Course content

Whether you’re getting our planes and helicopters safely to the right place, fuelled and ready to fly, or directing them during their mission, your Aviation Operations on the Ground Apprenticeship will put you right at the heart of the Fleet Air Arm team.


Level 2 Apprenticeship: Aircraft Operations on the Ground

Financial information

Starting salary: £13,377 to £16,681 a year.

Future opportunities

Level 3 Apprenticeship: To be developed

Further information

You embark on your Royal Navy adventure with ten weeks of basic training at our shore base, HMS Raleigh. You can be sure these 10 weeks will test your mind and body.There will be exams to study for and physical challenges to tackle, but you will also have plenty of opportunities to relax and socialise with your fellow recruits.Not many experiences can match the feeling of marching in your passing-out parade - and the sense of achievement that goes with it.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Royal Navy Apprenticeships directly.

Last updated date: 05 August 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year


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    • RNAS Yeovilton is one of the Navy's two principal air bases, and one of the busiest military airfields in the UK. It is home to more than 100 aircraft operated both front-line squadrons and training units including all Fleet Air Arm Lynx and Commando Helicopter Force, plus vintage aircraft of the RN Historic Flight.

      The base is located near Yeovil in Somerset and covers around 1,400 acres with the main airfield in Yeovilton itself and the satellite at Ilton (Merryfield). Some 4,300 personnel, Service and civilian, including MoD employees and permanent contractors are employed on the site. The air station also hosts a large support staff from the Defence Equipment and Support organisation, and the world famous Fleet Air Arm Museum.