Engineer Ratings

Engineering Technicians are the highly trained, professional backbone of the Royal Navy Engineering Branch. They’re the engine room, making sure our cutting-edge kit stays in optimum condition – anywhere in the world, 365 days a year. 

If you have a hands-on, can-do attitude, Royal Navy engineering puts you at the front line of world-class technology, with fast-track, on-the-job training. You’ll get to see the world, make friends for life, and have money in your pocket from the day you start training. Are you ready for a life without limits?

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Your Pay and Benefits

  • Salary of at least £14,492, as soon as you start training 
  • Earn over £18,000 after specialist training, rising to over £48,000 as your career progresses
  • Study for GCSEs, A-Levels, NVQs or a degree, all paid for by us
  • Gain specialist, internationally recognised qualifications as your career progresses
  • Work on advanced technologies, in unique and challenging environments
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year
  • Free medical and dental care
  • Subsidised travel and accommodation
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Adventurous training
  • Travel the world, and protect our nation’s interests, every day

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Your career timeline

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Whichever engineering role you choose, your Royal Navy career begins with an advanced apprenticeship. Like all of our training, it’s fully funded by us, so you don’t need to worry about tuition fees.  

From nuclear submarines to combat helicopters, you’ll get stuck in and be very hands-on very early on, learning everything about designing, building and maintaining our cutting-edge kit. 

As one of the UK’s largest training organisations, our accelerated apprenticeships give you the skills and experience that are required by our highly specialist equipment. And if you want to continue training right up to Degree level, we’re with you every step of the way.

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How to apply

The first step is to find the engineering role that best suits your interests and ambitions. You’ll need to make sure you’re eligible, before letting us know you’re interested using the online form. There’s no commitment to join at this stage – we’ll get in touch to talk through your options and best course of action.

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