Find your Role

  • Midshipman

    While you're still completing your training for your specialist role at Britannia Royal Naval College, you'll have the rank of Midshipman.
  • Sub-Lieutenant

    After 12 months of service and while you're still training, you'll automatically be promoted to Sub-Lieutenant.
  • Lieutenant

    Once you've moved into an operational environment, you'll automatically be promoted to Lieutenant, after 30 months as a Sub Lieutenant as long as you perform to the required standard.
  • Lieutenant Commander

    You’ll now be in charge of a department on a large ship of shore base, or Executive Officer (XO) or even Commanding Officer (CO) in a smaller unit.
  • Commander

    You may command a warship or submarine, Fleet Air Arm squadron or shore establishment. You could also serve as a Staff Officer in the Ministry of Defence or the Permanent Joint Headquarters.
  • Captain

    With the rank of Captain, you'll be commanding a large ship or hold a more senior position on shore.
  • Commodore

    As a Commodore, you'll be the Commanding Officer of a large Royal Navy establishment and well on your way to the top.
  • Rear Admiral

    As an officer of flag rank, you'll have your own flag flying on your ship or headquarters and be responsible for an entire capability within the Royal Navy.
  • Vice Admiral

    By now a very senior officer, you'll be second-in-command to a full Admiral, and working at the level of government, helping to implement defence policy etc.
  • Admiral

    Admiral is the highest rank in the Royal Navy, equivalent to a General in the British Army.
  • Air Engineer Officer

    In this technically demanding job, you’re ultimately responsible for the people who keep the Royal Navy flying.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Degree
    • 180 UCAS points (including 2 non-overlapping subject areas). Each subject must be worth at least 45 UCAS points.
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.
  • Air Traffic Control Officer

    As an Air Traffic Control Officer, you’ll head up the team responsible for maintaining the safe flow of air traffic.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • A-level
    • 180 UCAS points (including 2 non-overlapping subject areas). Each subject must be worth at least 45 UCAS points.
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.
  • Dental Officer

    You’ll be in charge of primary dental healthcare for the entire ship’s company. On large ships you’ll have a fully-fitted dental surgery. On smaller ones you’ll manage a portable dental unit that travels with you.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Degree
    • 180 UCAS points (including 2 non-overlapping subject areas). Each subject must be worth at least 45 UCAS points.
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.
  • Environmental Health Officer

    You’ll be responsible for developing and maintaining environmental health standards throughout the Naval Service.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Degree
    • 180 UCAS points (including 2 non-overlapping subject areas). Each subject must be worth at least 45 UCAS points.
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.
  • Marine Engineer Officer

    You'll lead a team of skilled technicians, project managing the maintenance, function and even procurement of all the ship's mechanical and auxiliary systems.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Degree
    • 180 UCAS points (including 2 non-overlapping subject areas). Each subject must be worth at least 45 UCAS points.
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.
  • Marine Engineer Officer Submariner

    You’ll be responsible for the management and maintenance of some of the most technically advanced kit in the world, including a nuclear reactor.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Degree
    • 180 UCAS points (including 2 non-overlapping subject areas). Each subject must be worth at least 45 UCAS points.
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.
  • Medical Officer

    As a medical officer, you’ll be a member of our senior management team as well as a doctor. You can specialise in a major discipline like surgery, medicine, anaesthetics, orthopaedic surgery or primary care. Or other areas unique to a military career.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Degree
    • 180 UCAS points (including 2 non-overlapping subject areas). Each subject must be worth at least 45 UCAS points.
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.
  • Nursing Officer

    You’ll join Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service (QARNNS), leading a team providing primary health care and medical support.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Degree
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.
    • Qualified and currently registered on the RGN?RN (Adult) or Part 1 or 13 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Register. Degree level or at least two years' post-registration experience.
  • Radiographer

    You’ll be a vital member of the team just as you would be in any well-equipped civilian hospital. The difference is, you’ll be seeing your patients both on shore and at sea, in the UK and around the world.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Degree
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.
    • HPC membership
  • Weapon Engineer Officer

    You're responsible for all the ship’s weapons and sensor systems, as well as managing complex engineering development and procurement projects.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Degree (English/Maths/Physics)
    • 180 UCAS points (including 2 non-overlapping subject areas). Each subject must be worth at least 45 UCAS points.
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.
  • Weapon Engineer Officer Submariner

    You're responsible for the most advanced weapon and sensor systems in the world, as well as managing complex engineering development and procurement projects.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Degree (English/Maths/Physics)
    • 180 UCAS points (including 2 non-overlapping subject areas). Each subject must be worth at least 45 UCAS points.
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.
  • Midshipman

    While you're still completing your training for your specialist role at Britannia Royal Naval College, you'll have the rank of Midshipman.
  • Sub-Lieutenant

    After 12 months of service and while you're still training, you'll automatically be promoted to Sub-Lieutenant.
  • Lieutenant

    Once you've moved into an operational environment, you'll automatically be promoted to Lieutenant, after 30 months as a Sub Lieutenant as long as you perform to the required standard.
  • Lieutenant Commander

    You’ll now be in charge of a department on a large ship of shore base, or Executive Officer (XO) or even Commanding Officer (CO) in a smaller unit.
  • Commander

    You may command a warship or submarine, Fleet Air Arm squadron or shore establishment. You could also serve as a Staff Officer in the Ministry of Defence or the Permanent Joint Headquarters.
  • Captain

    With the rank of Captain, you'll be commanding a large ship or hold a more senior position on shore.
  • Commodore

    As a Commodore, you'll be the Commanding Officer of a large Royal Navy establishment and well on your way to the top.
  • Rear Admiral

    As an officer of flag rank, you'll have your own flag flying on your ship or headquarters and be responsible for an entire capability within the Royal Navy.
  • Vice Admiral

    By now a very senior officer, you'll be second-in-command to a full Admiral, and working at the level of government, helping to implement defence policy etc.
  • Admiral

    Admiral is the highest rank in the Royal Navy, equivalent to a General in the British Army.
  • Aircrew Officer Observer

    As an Observer you are responsible for the tactical employment, sensors, mission and weapon systems of the aircraft – you’ll have one of the most demanding jobs in aviation.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • A-level
    • 180 UCAS points (including 2 non-overlapping subject areas). Each subject must be worth at least 45 UCAS points.
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.
  • Aircrew Officer Pilot

    A pilot’s job is to fly aircraft or helicopters from aircraft carriers, assault ships, frigates, destroyers and shore stations.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • A-level
    • 180 UCAS points (including 2 non-overlapping subject areas). Each subject must be worth at least 45 UCAS points.
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.
  • Hydrographic and Meteorology Officer

    You will work in the most extreme environments on the planet providing detailed environmental advice to the command, at sea and in Naval Air Stations.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • A-level
    • 180 UCAS points (including 2 non-overlapping subject areas). Each subject must be worth at least 45 UCAS points.
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.
  • Logistics Officer

    You’ll be responsible for all the support functions to make sure your ship has everything it needs to stay effective on operations.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • A-level
    • 180 UCAS points (including 2 non-overlapping subject areas). Each subject must be worth at least 45 UCAS points.
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.
  • Logistics Officer Submariner

    You’ll be responsible for all the support functions to make sure your submarine has everything it needs to stay effective on operations.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • A-level
    • 180 UCAS points (including 2 non-overlapping subject areas). Each subject must be worth at least 45 UCAS points.
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.
  • Royal Marines Officer

    Leading a troop of top class soldiers across every terrain, in all conditions.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • A-level
    • 180 UCAS points (including 2 non-overlapping subject areas). Each subject must be worth at least 45 UCAS points.
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.
  • Training Management Officer

    You are responsible for the education, training and personal development for ratings and officers.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Degree
    • 180 UCAS points (including 2 non-overlapping subject areas). Each subject must be worth at least 45 UCAS points.
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.
  • Warfare Officer

    As a decisive leader, skilled seaman and navigator, you'll be able to handle your ship safely in all conditions. This Branch also includes specialist Principle Warfare Officers, Mine Clearance Divers and Intelligence Officers.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • A-level
    • 180 UCAS points (including 2 non-overlapping subject areas). Each subject must be worth at least 45 UCAS points.
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.
  • Warfare Officer Submariner

    You’ll take your submarine through the deep oceans, close to shore or through busy shipping lanes, staying hidden but always alert.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • A-level
    • 180 UCAS points (including 2 non-overlapping subject areas). Each subject must be worth at least 45 UCAS points.
    • Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades, including English Language and Maths.