University Cadetship Entry (UCE)

Streamline your route to a world-class engineering career by applying for UCE, our dedicated scheme for high achievers. There are limited places available each year, but if you’re successful, you’ll gain a fully funded degree, get your hands on some seriously sophisticated kit, and have a guaranteed job waiting for you when you graduate. Interested?

What do I get?

  • A place on the initial officer training course at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) before you go to university
  • The flexibility to study at any UK university
  • A salary throughout your course
  • All fees paid by us
  • The opportunity to sample Royal Navy life during the holidays, meeting new people and gaining important skills
  • Adventurous training and sporting opportunities
  • A guaranteed job as a Weapon, Marine or Air Engineer Officer

What do I need?

  • Five GCSEs at grade 7 or higher, including English Language and Maths
  • 144 UCAS points in non-overlapping subjects, with at least 40 in maths and an engineering-based science
  • A high pass score at the Admiralty Interview Board (AIB)
  • Accepted onto a degree course in a UK university studying an Engineering degree or acceptable STEM subject

UCE roles

These are the roles that have the option for University Cadetship Entry. Learn more about them and choose the one that suits you.

How do I apply?


Step 1

Choose from Air Engineer Officer, Weapon Engineer Officer, Weapon Engineer Officer (Submariner), Marine Engineer Officer and Marine Engineer Officer (Submariner) roles above.


Step 2

Request an application on the role page.


Step 3

We’ll send a link to a digital application form, which you’ll need to complete.


Step 4

Tick the check box 'Are you seeking sponsorship from us' on that form and then underneath select one of the roles above from the drop down field to indicate you’re applying for a scholarship.


Step 5

Submit your form. We’ll contact you to confirm we’ve got it.