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Aircrew Instructor

BAE Systems UK

Location: Moray

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Aircrew Instructor

Location: RAF Lossiemouth

Salary: Up to £69,000 dependent on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

As part of this role you will work in four functional environments:

  • As a classroom-based educator with in-depth technical knowledge of Typhoon aircraft systems
  • As a mission facilitator, orchestrating and manipulating the synthetic environment to deliver pilots’ training aims
  • As a safety-focused flying instructor able to set, assess, debrief and critique pilots’ conduct of simulated emergency scenarios
  • And as a tactics expert, conversant with the employment of 7 different weapon types in swing-role missions set in globally variable theatres of operations–at multiple levels of security classification.

Your skills and experiences:


  • Communications skills are critical- ability to identify and communicate the learning points that will unlock enhanced future performance in already high-performing individuals.
  • Willingness to learn and improve own skills is equally important. The successful candidate will be expected to acquire an ever-expanding set of skills and qualifications in order to provide the necessary service in coming years.
  • Fast jet aircrew experience


  • Previous fast jet instructional qualification(s)
  • Previous Typhoon experience


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Team:

A team of 9 Aircrew Instructors work within a flexible 10-hour daily operating window (Mon-Fri). The team works closely with the RAF to help develop and enhance their training processes and maximise their combat capabilities.

The RAF user (pilot community) is the primary stakeholder, but working relationships with numerous subject matter experts are also required in order to develop and maintain the necessary teaching, facilitating and role-playing skills that are necessary in order to deliver an immersive training experience. This includes, but is not limited to, Air Traffic Controllers, Joint Terminal Air Controllers, Maintenance Engineers, etc.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.