Support the fleet that protects our nation's interest

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary is a Merchant Navy organisation that is made up of civilian-crewed ships operated by the Ministry of Defence. It provides vital – and highly valued – logistical and operational support to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. A committed team of personnel makes sure the Royal Navy and Royal Marines are well supplied and well supported, providing medical care, transporting kit, fuel and other essentials all over the world. In addition the RFA provides humanitarian aid, undertakes counter piracy patrols, counter narcotic operations, defence diplomacy together with assisting in preventing conflict or safeguarding the flow of international trade as single units. 

Whatever your role, you’ll be supported with training throughout your career, while all the time going to places you never thought you’d visit. And although you’ll still be a civilian, you’ll enjoy many benefits including a great pension scheme.

This is life at sea like you never imagined it.