Apprentice Weapon Technician

  • Level 3
  • UK
  • £18,600 - £27,200+

Website Royal Air Force

As a Weapon Technician, you will be in charge of maintaining and managing weapons and explosives, making sure they’re ready at a moment’s notice. These include aircraft bombs, smart weapons, missiles, ammunition and individual weapons.

  • Handle extremely dangerous equipment
  • Arm aircraft with bombs, guided weapons, missiles
  • Take responsibility for the servicing, maintenance and repair of ejection seats, aircraft gun systems and missile launchers
  • Maintain, care and issue the weapons used by your station
  • Building and fitting smart weapons and decoy flares to the aircraft

Minimum education requirements

  • GCSE grade C/4 or Scottish National 5 grade C in English language, Mathematics and an approved Science/Technology-based subject.


  • Be aged 16 – 47 years old (Must attest before 48th birthday)
  • Be a citizen of the UK, Republic of Ireland, a Commonwealth citizen since birth (with ‘right to work’ immigration status) or holder of dual UK/ other nationality
  • Commit to a minimum 3 years of specialist training
  • Pass the Defence Aptitude Assessment
  • Pass a Fitness test

Apprenticeships available

The RAF is one of the largest providers of diverse apprenticeships in the UK. We offer these apprenticeships for this role:
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