Yes, there are sponsorship bursaries available to potential Officer candidates. However, each case is assessed on an individual basis so you need to speak to your local Careers Advisers for advice.
Each case is assessed on an individual basis, so the best thing to do would is speak to your local Careers Advisers for advice.
You can start your application online. You'll then go through a selection process designed to help you find out more about us and vice versa.
Letters and parcels addressed to a submarine while it is at sea are forwarded to the next port they are scheduled to visit.
If a submarine is on an operational patrol then it is sometimes possible for short messages to be sent at specific times; these "familygrams" are about 40 words long and each sailor from the CO to the most junior sailor gets the same amount.
Yes, you will receive a generous pension after 20 years of service – not something available in many civilian roles these days.
The pay is on par with civilian salaries and the other Armed Forces, plus there are a number of other benefits that you just wouldn't get in a civilian role, like free medical and dental care, help with housing and more.
Initial training is tough and will push you. But with a little preparation and the right attitude it should not be difficult. If you get in shape and follow the training schedule, you’ll stand the best chance of making it through.
Initial training lasts 10 weeks and takes place at HMS Raleigh. While officer initial training is at Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth and lasts 15 to 30 weeks.
You will get six weeks of paid holiday and time off on all non-working weekends whether at home or abroad. As well as generous maternity and paternity leave.
It depends on the job you would like to do, but as a general rule, you need at least 180 UCAS points from 2 non-overlapping subjects and 5 GCSEs (A* - C), which must include English and Maths. For some roles you need to have an undergraduate degree as well. Check the requirements of the job you’re interested in, for more details.
The Royal Navy has a package of benefits that is rarely equalled today. This includes a good pension, low cost accommodation, free medical and dental cover and a range of travel expenses 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 as well as education and development courses.
The helicopters and their primary roles are:
• Merlin – Anti-Submarine and Anti Surface Warfare, Troop Carrying
• Sea King – Troop Carrying, Airborne Surveillance and Control, Search and Rescue
• Lynx Wildcat – Anti-Submarine and Anti Surface Warfare
• Lynx Mk8– Anti-Submarine and Anti Surface Warfare
• F35 Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter) - Carrier launched multirole fast jet capable of air-to-air and air-to-ground missions.
What we call ship-borne aircraft have proven their value in numerous operations. They give Britain the ability and flexibility to conduct air operations from the sea. A feature that’s especially useful when certain missions are beyond the reach of shore bases. See Aircraft Carriers and Future Aircraft Carriers.