Ordnance munitions and explosives specialist

Ordnance munitions and explosives specialist

Provide specialist expertise, advice and direction towards delivering complex scientific and technical solutions

A fully competent ordnance munitions and explosives specialist can work in a wide range of organisations, including defence, chemical, commercial, military, security, nuclear and analytical services, from multi-nationals to SMEs, and government bodies such as the Ministry of Defence. You’ll work in extreme environments that involve a unique mixture of physics, chemistry and engineering, taking place at high temperature pressures and mechanical strain rates not typically encountered in other fields of science and engineering. A typical day could include stakeholder visits, technical design management, team working and leadership tasks, commissioning work from others and overseeing and conducting field and desk-based analysis. You may concentrate on an area such as evaluating ordnance munitions and explosives and dependent technologies, research and development, mitigating technical risk, specifying controls and controlling high hazard environments. You’ll work both independently or leading a team.


Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely a degree in science or engineering related subject, the OME professional degree apprenticeship or relevant industry experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Degree)—equivalent to a master’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum

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