System Engineer – RFA

Published 21st November 2017

UK, United Kingdom
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We are currently recruiting Systems Engineering Officers / Electro Technical Officers (ETO’s) for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA).

Candidates must hold either an ETO CoC or HND/FD in electrical & electronic engineering with 2 years minimum sea service in the role of ships electrician.

Tour to leave ratio: 4 months on with 12 weeks leave.

Salary: Based on Experience

Pension: Civil Service Pension Scheme with an average employer contribution rate of 21%

Additional benefits

  • Port visits and operational stand-downs worldwide allow you to enjoy downtime in the places you visit
  • Mandated and career training courses funded by the RFA
  • Express career opportunities (role specific)

Due to Ministry of Defence (MOD) security regulations candidates must comply with one of the following;

  1. Born in the United Kingdom and hold a UK Passport
  2. Hold dual nationality and lived in the United Kingdom for at least 5 years (2nd country of origin must not have compulsory national/military service)
  3. A naturalised citizen of the United Kingdom and held a UK Passport for a minimum of 5 years.

Certification required

  1. ETO CoC or HND/FD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  2. Minimum of two years sea going experience in the role of ships electrician
  3. Unrestricted ENG1
  4. STCW 2010 refresher training (AFF, EFA, FPFF, PST, PSSR, PSC&RB)
  5. UK Passport
  6. Discharge Book

All candidates must hold the following vaccinations however, these are not initially required at the time of applying and are attained during the recruitment process.  


  1. Yellow Fever
  2. Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio
  3. Hepatitis A
  4. Typhoid
  5. Meningitis C
  6. Measles, Mumps & Rubella
  7. Tuberculosis (Mantoux test for candidates under age 35 without a BCG scar or documentary evidence)
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