Undergraduate Leadership Programme

What is it?

The Undergraduate Leadership Programme (ULP) gives STEM students, at all levels, an in-depth understanding of the leadership skills required for an engineering career in the Royal Navy – and how these skills give you the edge in industry.

The programme is made up of two events, one of which takes place at selected UK campuses, outside of lectured timetables. The other event lasts two days, in Portsmouth, and will provide a brief insight into leadership and engineering in the Royal Navy. You’re free to attend one or both of the events as you wish. However, if you want to progress onto the paid Summer Internship, we’d recommend both.

Once you’ve completed the Royal Navy 2-Day Experience you’ll be awarded a certificate to show you have completed ‘Leadership and Management Training’ with the Royal Navy.

The ULP is perfect if you’re looking to build on your leadership and management skills, experience a unique working environment first-hand, or just find out more about yourself.

What can I expect?

The events will get you thinking about leadership and management, with theoretical and practical exercises that will help you develop your own leadership style. For each event timings and locations will be circulated in due course, please keep checking the 'When and where' section on this page.

Royal Navy Leadership Event - This on-campus session will deliver a mixture of practical exercises and theoretical discussions aimed at increasing your leadership and teamwork skills. These will take place between January and February 2019.

Royal Navy 2-Day Experience – The final two-day event is hosted by the Royal Navy in Portsmouth. It enables us to show you leadership in action, by using state-of-the-art Royal Naval training facilities.

During this visit you’ll have the opportunity to see engineering in practice while developing your teamwork and leadership skills through a variety of exciting and unique activities. This opportunity is open to everyone who’s signed up to participate in the ULP, though since we’re limited to 120 places, we’ll prioritise those of you who have attended the on-campus activities.

When and where?

Meet, question and sign up for the Undergraduate Leadership Programme with the Royal Navy Engineer Team at the following graduate fairs.

  • 2-3 Oct 18 - The Scottish Graduate Fair - 14:00-19:00 and 11:00-16:00 - SEC Centre, Glasgow G3 8YW
  • 10 Oct 18 - Portsmouth Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair - 11:00-15:00 - The Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AB
  • 10 Oct 18 - Manchester University The Big Careers Fair- Engineering - 10:30-16:00 - Manchester Central, Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX
  • 12 Oct 18 - Swansea University Bay Campus Careers Fair - 11:00-15:00 - Great Hall- Auditorium (Level 1), Swansea University, Bay Campus, Fabian Way, Crymlyn Burrows, Skewen, Swansea SA1 8EN
  • 15 Oct 18 - Cardiff University Autumn STEM Careers Fair - 11:00-15:00 - The Forum, School of Engineering, Cardiff University West Building, Queen's Building, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA
  • 17 Oct 18 - The BIG Fair Coventry University - 11:00-15:00 - The Hub & Square One and The Herbert Gallery, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB
  • 17 Oct 18 - Birmingham University Engineering, Science and Technology Careers Fair - TBC - Birmingham University, Birmingham B15 2TT
  • 18 Oct 18 - Liverpool University Science, Engineering and Technology Autumn Fair - 10:30-15:30 - The Crypt Hall, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Cathedral House, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5TQ
  • 18 Oct 18 - Queens University Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair - 10:30-15:00 - Whitla Hall, Queens University, University Rd, Belfast BT7 1NN
  • 19 Oct 18 - Southampton University IT, Science & Engineering Fair - 11:00-15:30 - Southampton University, Jubilee Sports Centre, (Building 18) University Road, Southampton, SO17 1TL
  • 22 Oct 18 - University College London Engineering Fair - 17:30-20:00 - Wilkins Building, Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6BT
  • 22 Oct 18 - Loughborough University Autumn Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair - 1400-1900 - University of Loughborough, Sir David Wallace Sports Hall, Epinal Way, Loughborough, LE11 3TU
  • 23 Oct 18 - Newcastle University Recruitment and Placements Fair - 10:30-15:30 - Newcastle Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH
  • 24 Oct 18 - University of Bristol Engineering and IT Careers Fair - 11:00-15:00 - The Edge, University of Leeds, Willow Terrace Rd, Leeds LS2 9JT
  • 2 Nov 18 - Teesside University Careers Fair - 10:00-14:30 - Teesside University, Sports hall, Olympia Building, Campus Heart, Southfield Rd, Middlesbrough TS1 3BX
  • 6 Nov 18 - University of Exeter STEM Careers Fair - 11:30-14:30 - University of EXETER, The Great Hall and Sanctuary, Streatham Campus, Exeter EX4
  • 7 Nov 18 - Plymouth University STEM  Careers Fair - 11:00-15:00 - Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
  • 8 Nov 18 - Cambridge University Engineering, Science & Technology Event - 13:00-18:00 - Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RU

Am I eligible?

The ULP is delivered at numerous Universities across the UK. If you’re not a student at one of these universities but can make it to one (or all) of the on-campus events, feel free to come and see us. 

To apply for the ULP you can be:

  • Any age
  • Any nationality

You need to be:

  • Studying a degree in Engineering, Maths, Physics or Computer Science
  • Without medical restrictions

To apply for the paid Summer Internship you need to be:

  • Ages 18 to 34
  • A British citizen, with dual nationality or from a Commonwealth country
  • Studying a degree in Engineering, Maths, Physics or Computer Science
  • Free of any medical conditions that could place you or others at risk during individual and group physical activities. You should also be prepared to spend short periods of time at sea

How do I apply?

Registrations for the 2018 / 19 ULP are now open. Please sign up by clicking the button below.