As an engineer in the Royal Navy you’ll be called on to deploy your skills in some of the world’s most high impact situations – because technology is at the heart of everything we do. It means the variety of engineering roles available to you in the Royal Navy is unrivalled. And the technical knowledge you’ll develop goes far beyond anything you would learn in a civilian apprenticeship.

£27,000 Graduate Engineer Joining Bonus

The Royal Navy is always looking for the highest calibre graduate engineers. As the minimum entry requirement for an engineer officer is a relevant Bachelors degree, graduates will be rewarded with a £27,000 bonus, paid to you in 3 instalments when you complete certain phases of your professional training with the Royal Navy.

Put your skills to the test

With the opportunity to work on everything from gas turbines to tomahawk missiles, submarines to fast jets, the weapon, marine and air engineering branches open onto a wide range of possible roles. There’s also the option to work as a training management officer and make sure that Royal Navy personnel have the skills and qualifications that enable to operate under all conditions.

Where else would your technical skills have the power to turn critical situations around? If you think you have what it takes to join the team of Royal Navy engineers take a look at the role types below or use the Role Finder to learn more about our engineering jobs.


Case study

Weapon Engineer

Katie joined Welbeck before moving on to be a sponsored RN Bursar at University. Having completed her initial training she is now responsible for keeping the combat systems of a Type 23 Frigate operational 24/7.

Lifelong learning

When you join the Royal Navy we will give you all the specialist skills you’ll need. But you can also build on this knowledge throughout your career.

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Roles by service

Royal Fleet Auxiliary


The Royal Fleet Auxiliary is a sophisticated global operation with a fleet of highly specialised ships. We use advanced techniques that allow us to replenish and support Royal Navy warships all over the world, any time they need crucial supplies.

Submarine Service


As a Submariner you will be living and working in an extraordinary, covert environment. Where you’ll be part of a close-knit community where lives literally depend on your ability to work as part of a team, safely and with great attention to detail.

Surface Fleet


The Royal Navy's Surface Fleet is one of the world’s most impressive naval powers, made up of aircraft carriers, destroyers and frigates. When you join the Surface Fleet you’ll be key to our operational effectiveness around the globe – in times of conflict or humanitarian emergency.  

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