The RFA recruitment process might seem involved. But that’s because we want you to be sure it’s the right decision for you. We also have a duty to make sure you're the right fit too. Because a life in the RFA demands a person who's ready for the responsibilities that lie ahead. So show us what you’re made of – and in return you'll enjoy a career with fantastic prospects.
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Life as an Officer
Officers are the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s management team, providing the leadership and taking the decisions needed to fulfil our many and varied jobs. You’ll also be responsible for the training and development, welfare, morale and ultimately the lives of the people under your command.
Life as a Rating
Your ship isn’t just your workplace. And supplying the Royal Navy isn’t just your job. You’ll get generous paid leave and have plenty of opportunity to play every sport imaginable. What’s more, job security is unrivalled and the salaries compare really well with equivalent Merchant Navy jobs.
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.
Much of your training in the RFA will be on the job. But you’ll also be fully funded to gain your Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) certificates. And if you’re an officer, you’ll have the chance to be funded while you gain higher degrees and management qualifications.