Provide the support we need, when we need it, anywhere in the world

What is the Logistics branch?

  • The Logistics branch is the heartbeat of the Royal Navy. It keeps us ticking. Across every service, our people rely on logisticians for vital support
  • From the Chefs who cook three meals a day, to the Logistics Officers who coordinate the delivery of essential supplies, logisticians keep us running smoothly
  • We’re a global organisation of around 30,000 people, and you’ll be part of the team responsible for providing everything they need to do their jobs
  • Whichever service you choose, you’ll be hugely important to your crewmates. You may be the Writer who offers HR support, or the person who provides the hospitality that makes the ship feel like a home from home
  • Whether you excelled academically, have civilian experience, or are just starting out, you’ll need dedication and a sense of adventure to be part of one of our most active branches

What's it like?

Whatever you choose, from catering to hospitality, supply chain to HR, or even a leadership role as a Logistics Officer, you’ll be relied upon by your crewmates. Relied upon to help them do their jobs, and relied upon when they want to feel at home. It’s a level of responsibility you won’t find in many jobs, with rewards that are just as hard to come by. You’ll travel the world as an essential part of our nation’s maritime presence, providing what we need to get the job done, from meals to missiles, and everything in between. It might sound like an enormous task. It is. But you’ll receive the constant training you need, so you’re always progressing, ready for your next operation.

Royal Navy personnel approaching a landing helicopter on the flight deck.

A day in the life: Logistics

Ben, 21

Hospitality

I wanted variety from my job and the Royal Navy’s got that by the bucketload. I’m learning new skills and meeting new friends with the added bonus of knowing I’m part of a huge global effort.

Where can I work?

Royal Navy ship at sea.

Aircraft carriers, assault ships, destroyers or frigates: this is our backbone. It gives us our global impact, from combat missions to humanitarian aid.

Royal Navy submarine at sea.

The world-renowned silent service, protecting us from beneath the waves. It’s responsible for highly classified, stealth operations – and Trident.

Royal Navy ship at sea.

From fuel to food: what we need, when we need it, wherever we are. This fleet of civilian ships provides global support to the whole Naval Service.

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Chef Apprentice (RFA)

You’ll provide your crewmates with the fuel they need to get the job done, as you learn everything about high-volume cooking.

What you'll need:
  • A passion for food and a sense of adventure
What you'll get:
  • Travel, world-class training and an apprenticeship like no other
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Leading Hand Supply Chain (RFA)

You’ll directly contribute to the operational effectiveness of the Royal Navy, providing essential supplies, all over the world.

What you'll need:
  • Excellent numeracy and problem-solving ability
What you'll get:
  • Travel, training and a world-class career
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Logistics Supply Officer (RFA)

It’s your job to make sure your crewmates get fed, paid and equipped, so morale remains high and missions stay on track.

What you'll need:
  • Leadership skills, multi-tasking and problem-solving ability
What you'll get:
  • Travel, training and a world-class career
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Steward Apprentice (RFA)

From Bahrain to the Bahamas, you’ll be on course for a first-class career in hospitality that will take you all over the world.

What you'll need:
  • A passion for hospitality and a sense of adventure
What you'll get:
  • Travel, world-class training and an apprenticeship like no other
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Hospitality (Submariner)

You’ll provide the hospitality that’s essential to keeping morale high on a nuclear submarine.

What you'll need:
  • High levels of professionalism
What you'll get:
  • A starting salary of over £18,000
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Writer (Submariner)

You’ll be in charge of Human Resources (HR) as part of one of the Navy’s most elite teams.

What you'll need:
  • To thrive on responsibility
What you'll get:
  • Fully funded qualifications up to degree level
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Logistics Officer (Submariner)

You’ll lead a team of logisticians to make sure your submarine and personnel have everything they need to stay operationally effective.

What you'll need:
  • The ability to work in challenging environments
What you'll get:
  • A salary that rises to £45,000 after two years
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Supply Chain Logistician

You’ll manage the delivery of vital stores and equipment to Navy personnel all over the world.

What you'll need:
  • An organised and methodical approach to work
What you'll get:
  • A starting salary of over £18,000
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Supply Chain Logistician (Submariner)

You’ll ensure Submariners have the equipment and supplies they need for long periods below the surface.

What you'll need:
  • A sense of adventure
What you'll get:
  • A £5,000 bonus when you earn your Dolphins
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Writer Logistician

On board you’ll be responsible for Human Resources (HR), handling legal matters and financial administration.

What you'll need:
  • A professional approach to work
What you'll get:
  • A starting salary of over £18,000 after training
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Chef

You’ll run an efficient commercial kitchen, and make sure our people have the food they need to get the job done, wherever they are in the world.

What you'll need:
  • A passion for food and cooking
What you'll get:
  • A salary that rises to £18,000 after Basic Training  
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Chef (Submariner)

Part of the Silent Service, you’ll join a unique team and learn how to run a successful commercial kitchen on highly classified missions.

What you'll need:
  • A passion for food and hospitality
What you'll get:
  • A salary that rises to £18,000 after Basic Training  
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Hospitality

You’ll provide first-class hospitality, from taking care of senior officers, to ensuring VIPs leave with a good impression.

What you'll need:
  • Attention to detail
What you'll get:
  • An Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hospitality Services
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Logistics Officer

You’ll ensure our operations run efficiently, and that all of our personnel have what they need, when they need it, wherever they are in the world.

What you'll need:
  • Good problem solving skills  
What you'll get:
  • A salary that rises to £45,000 after two years 
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