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ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS WEAPONS TECHNICIAN Weapons Technicians arm our aircraft with weapons. They also make sure all the weapons management and release systems are in full working order. The Weapon Technician role is diverse and it all starts with an apprenticeship. After training, you could be arming aircraft with bombs, guided weapons, missiles, loading aircraft guns or working on an aircraft flight line. You could be responsible for the servicing, maintenance and repair of ejection seats, aircraft gun systems and missile launchers. You could also be responsible for the care and issue of the weapons used by your station, including rifles, pistols and machine guns, as well as heavier weapons such as mortars used by the RAF Regiment. Within your first few years, you should get the opportunity to deploy overseas in support of the RAF’s mission.. 32 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AGE 16 – 48 must attest before 48th birthday GUIDELINE ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS GCSEs at Grade C (Grade 4 to 5 with effect from Aug 17) or equivalent in English Language, Mathematics or SCE Standard Grades at Grade 2/Scottish National 5 in English, Mathematics and an approved science/technology-based subject. NATIONALITY You must be a citizen of the UK or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth. TO FIND OUT MORE SEARCH: RAF ENGINEERING