The Helicopter Mission Controller, (known in the Navy as a Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer) acts as the Mission Commander on board a range of advanced Navy aircraft—such as the MRH-90 and MH-60R Seahawk. During this year-long experience, immerse yourself in the Navy’s unique maritime aviation environment, learning about the helicopter’s navigation and weapons systems as part of the control team. Experience what life is like for those in the jump seat who play a critical role in maritime operations at sea supporting our ships and submarines.
This action-packed role isn’t just reserved for people that are straight out of school. It’s a unique opportunity where you’ll get the chance to try out a year in the Navy working alongside fully qualified Aviation Warfare Officers, all without needing any prior qualifications. You’ll get paid to travel and gain invaluable life and work experience while making friendships that could last a lifetime.
Life in the Navy Gap Year Program:
The Navy Gap Year Program is a one-year commitment that takes you well beyond the ordinary to experience everything the Navy has to offer. Whether you’re sailing across the seas by ship, exploring the ocean’s depths by submarine or soaring above by helicopter, you’ll be given skills and experiences which could extend into a longer-term role in the Navy or elsewhere.
On top of the many benefits you get from a job in the Navy, you’ll also experience a very supportive and collaborative team environment to help you thrive. Take this opportunity to discover a highly rewarding career with the Navy Gap Year Program.
During your 12-month role, you’ll receive a salary package starting from $44,462.
In addition to your salary, you will receive generous superannuation, housing subsidies and free medical and dental care, service and uniform allowances, as well as a Maritime Allowance (if applicable).
For this role, you must have completed Year 12 level of secondary education (or equivalent) to Officer Entry standard, or if applying for UNSW/ADFA – achieved an ATAR which would qualify you for entry into the relevant degree stream. Applications can be considered if you are yet to complete Year 12 and are tracking towards the required ATAR.
Click the APPLY button if you think you have what it takes to spend 12 months as an ADF Gap Year Helicopter Mission Controller and we’ll get in contact with you shortly. You can also visit the link below to view the full position description and learn more about life in the Navy