Funding & scholarships
Whether you’re about to enter Sixth Form or thinking of going to university, joining the Royal Navy means you can get financial help with your studies – and often you can earn a salary at the same time too.
No matter what age you are, you’ll be able to get a taste of a life without limits – and kickstart your career. Find out more by choosing the stage relevant to you below.
When can I join?
You can join most Royal Navy branches from 16, up to your 37th birthday. The age limit for becoming an officer is different – and you must be within it when you enter Britannia Royal Naval College. If you’re too young, we can put you on a waiting list.
By joining us on one of our Cadetship Schemes, you don’t have to choose between gaining higher qualifications and earning decent money on your way to a career as a Royal Fleet Auxiliary Deck or Engineering Officer.
If you’re an aspiring engineer, there is no better way to fast track your career than at Welbeck College – the Royal Navy’s Defence Sixth Form College near Loughborough.