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University Royal Naval Unit
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University Royal Naval Unit

University Royal Naval Units (URNU) sits under the command of Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC). It’s designed give university students a broader understanding of Royal Navy life. With the chance to gain transferable skills, from public speaking to organisation, by exposing you to leadership and management opportunities.

What you'll get

  • Opportunity to experience military life without any commitment.
  • Get paid to be involved. 
  • Meet likeminded people and build friendships that could last a lifetime.
  • Experience deployed on a Royal Navy warship.
  • Gain a CMI Level 4 qualification in Leadership and Management.
  • Gain Royal Yachting Association (RYA) qualifications.
  • Travel to new places, all over the world.

What you'll need

To become an Officer Cadet, you must be: 

  • attending a university within an hour’s travel of the existing URNU
  • in good health – you will be required to pass a medical 
  • a national of the UK or Ireland. Or a Commonwealth citizen who has lived in the UK continuously for 5 years prior to application 
  • willing to make the most of a wide range of command, leadership and management experiences that will be put into practice on weekly training nights and at sea in the Maritime environment
  • proactive, motivated, with good teamwork skills, and a sense of fun.  

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