Royal Naval Reserve

Want to be there for your country when it needs you and inject some of the Royal Navy’s excitement into your civilian life? Then you’re in the right place.

As a member of the Royal Naval Reserve you could be giving vital logistical support to ship crews, sending detailed signal information to merchant shipping, or planning the landing of an amphibious task group.

Being a Royal Naval Reservist offers you a fantastic way of life. Where you’re financially rewarded for your commitment. Where you’re an indispensable part of the armed forces. Where you will almost certainly experience the excitement and responsibility of being deployed.

It takes dedication, ambition and enthusiasm but there is no better way to get a taste of a life without limits.


Joint Cyber Unit (Reserve)

In May 2013 the Joint Forces Cyber Group stood up within the Joint Forces Command structure to deliver Defence’s cyber capability; its Reserve component is the Joint Cyber Unit (Reserve) (JCU(R)) which was announced by the Secretary of State for Defence on 29 Sep 13. The JCU(R) will provide specialist reservist support to the Joint Cyber Unit (Corsham), the Joint Cyber Unit (Cheltenham), and Information Assurance (IA) units across Defence.

The JCU(R) is now seeking to recruit individuals with exceptional verifiable cyber and/or IA skills from three areas: regular personnel leaving the service; current and former reservists; and individuals with no previous military service. Personnel will be selected based primarily on their existing technical knowledge, skills, experience and aptitude for posts in the JCU(R) sub-units.

For more information, including the types of skills we are looking for and contact details of the unit, please visit the JCU(R) web page.

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Warfare Officer
Warfare Officer

I did an internship in an office, but it just wasn’t for me. I wanted something a bit more challenging, a bit different.

I get a lot more exposure to the war-fighting side of things. We work in the control room, so we have an input into navigating the sub; we’re also plotting all the intelligence that comes in from outside.

I get a lot more exposure to the war-fighting side of things. I work in the control room, so I have a say in navigating the sub. I also plot all the intelligence that comes in from the outside.

Warfare Officer

As a Warfare Officer, the outcome of the mission and the safety of your ship and crew will be in your hands. Discover what a Warfare Officer's job entails.

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