We offer competitive salaries that blow many other graduate jobs out of the water. As an Officer, you’ll be paid from the moment you start training, with a salary of over £25,000 as soon as you arrive at Britannia Royal Naval College, rising to over £30,000 after 30 weeks’ basic training. Your pay will increase as you work up through the ranks, with some senior roles paying over £90,000.

On top of a competitive salary, we offer a £27,000 joining bonus for Engineer Officers, Training Management Officers and Environmental Health Officers. This is paid in three instalments when you complete certain phases of your professional training. There are ‘golden hellos’ of up to £5,000 available to other roles too, so get in touch with one of our careers advisers to find out more.


You will get six weeks of paid holiday plus Bank holidays and time off on all non-working weekends, whether you’re at home or abroad. You also benefit from generous maternity and paternity leave.


You’re probably more used to thinking about student loans than pensions, but it’s important you have one in place for when you need it. Our pension package is one of the most generous going, and unlike most schemes you don’t pay a penny of your salary into it.


The Royal Navy has a package of benefits seldom equalled by civilian employers. This includes a good pension, low cost accommodation, free medical and dental cover, and a range of travel expense entitlements. Sports facilities are also available on most ships and all shore establishments, and are free to use. Extra money and time away from your place of work is sometimes available for sport and adventure training, and education and development courses.

University Funding

It doesn’t matter that you’ve already started your degree; you could still be eligible to apply for funding for the rest of your time at university. Bursaries of up to £4,000 a year are available to students who are still at university. As well as financial help while you study, you’ll also have the security of knowing that you’ll have a job with us waiting for you when you graduate. We offer several types of bursary and cadetship, learn more and find out if you’re eligible for funding here.