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Meteorology Officer
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Meteorology Officer

From the Caribbean to the Antarctic, you’ll lead the way in collecting, processing and analysing vital information.

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  • £31,000 - £110,500
  • A-Levels / college qualifications
  • Surface Fleet
  • Warfare
  • Officer level

At a glance

From the Caribbean to the Antarctic, you’ll lead the way in collecting, processing and analysing meteorological and oceanographic information. Using your leaderships skills, you’ll play an important role in preparing missions, coordinating the teams that analyse environmental factors around the world.
Officer at the Met Office
My job takes me all over the world, as I lead my team on some truly fascinating research projects. I also get to work alongside pilots from the Fleet Air Arm, which is really rewarding.

Zoe

Hydrography and Meteorology Officer, Warfare branch

Role details

What you’ll do

From the Caribbean to the Antarctic, you’ll lead the way in collecting, processing and analysing meteorological and oceanographic information. Using your excellent leaderships skills, you’ll play an important part in preparing key missions, coordinating the teams that analyse environmental factors around the globe. Once you’ve trained as a Meteorology Officer, you can then specialise in either hydrography, or meteorology and oceanography.

Your role

  • Process and communicate essential environmental data to use to our operational advantage. 
  • Maintain some of our most vital international partnerships, either through training domestic teams, or by using your expertise to help allies.
  • If you specialise in hydrography, you’ll most likely spend your time on board a survey vessel.
  • As a Meteorologist you’ll focus on the tactical implications of weather and atmospheric conditions for our aircraft, ships and submarines. 

Pay & benefits

  • A starting salary of at least £31,000 
  • Earn up to £38,500 after two years
  • An excellent pension scheme
  • Extra pay for days spent at sea 
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year
  • Free medical and dental care

Skills for life

Qualifications you'll gain

  • There’s potential for a degree and even a Masters 
  • Internationally recognised professional qualifications, with a significant financial contribution from us

Skills you'll develop

  • Unique Naval leadership and management skills that are highly valued by civilian employers
  • Focussed expertise in hydrography, meteorology or oceanography

Eligibility

  • You must be aged 18 to 39
  • You’ll need a minimum of 72 UCAS points. These can be accrued from either GCE A/AS levels (or equivalent) or National Diplomas (e.g., BTEC). UCAS points must include one AS Level Maths or Science subject.
  • You’ll need at least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C (9-4) (or Scottish equivalent), which must include English and Mathematics
  • You must be a United Kingdom citizen or British Dual National. Dual Nationality restrictions do apply
  • You must have lived in the UK for 5 years continuously prior to application
  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 28 (between 17 and 27 if under 18)
  • Pass the Naval Swimming Test
     

Skills & Interests

  • Strong analytical thinking and decision-making abilities
  • An ability to thrive in high-pressure situations and extreme conditions 
  • A confident leader who can also work well in a team
  • A sense of adventure

 

Joining Process

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Career Progression

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