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Find out if you can apply

Considering an application to become a ? First you need to find out if you’re eligible – and be clear on what’s involved:

  • Online eligibility assessment (approx. 10 minutes)
  • Online application (approx. 5 minutes)
  • RFA selection & interview
  • MCA ENG1 Medical examination
  • Security & Reference Check 

Pass all of these and you’ll be able to join the Royal Fleet Auxiliary as a RFA Seamanship Apprentice.

For the full list of medical criteria, download our Eligibility and Guidance Notes (PDF).

To join you must be:

  • At least 16 years old when you apply
  • There is no upper age limit to apply to the RFA.


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