Royal Navy Role Finder

Whatever your background, interests or walk of life, there could be a role for you.

  • Select one or more divisions that interest you

    The Naval Service is made up of five divisions. We call them Services. They determine where you’ll work and the operations you’re likely to be involved in, with roles available across a wide range of disciplines.

    • Play your part in anything from anti-piracy operations to counter terrorism missions, on board our state-of-the-art warships.

    • Join the crew of a cutting-edge nuclear submarine and you’ll take part in our most top-secret operations.

    • Crew our cutting-edge aircraft at air stations or on board aircraft carriers. The expertise you provide will be crucial to each mission.

    • Join our elite team of Royal Marines Commandos, deploying on amphibious operations, across the globe.

    • Start a civilian career at sea, providing vital logistical support to Royal Navy ships, all over the world.

  • Select one or more department that you are interested in

    Our Services – or ‘divisions’ – are made up of personnel from different departments. In the Royal Navy, these departments are called Branches. They determine the kind of work you’ll be doing.

    • Handle, maintain or fly fast jets and helicopters, working with state-of-the-art kit, every day.

    • Provide friendship, advice and support to our people when they need it most, regardless of rank or faith.

    • Get your hands on anything from powerful propulsion systems to sophisticated radar and sonar equipment.

    • Provide what we need, when an where we need it. From food and fuel, to hospitality and HR.

    • Choose from a wide variety of medical careers and split your time between NHS hospitals, ships and Royal Navy bases.

    • Bring your talents to one of the world’s most respected military bands and play at anything from ceremonies to concerts.

    • Become a fully trained, part time Royal Marines Commando and earn the same green beret as your regular colleagues.

    • Add adventure to your everyday life with a part-time career that gives you new transferable skills.

    • Meteorology, mine clearance or comms. We need a wide range of specialist skills to execute each operation.

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    An Advanced Apprenticeship Air Engineering rating working on a Royal Navy aircraft.
    • Engineering
    • Fleet Air Arm

    Accelerated Apprentice scheme (Air Engineering)

    Fancy being fast-tracked to working with our most advanced aircraft? You’ll get accelerated training, becoming part of the team that maintains, services and inspects the Fleet Air Arm’s helicopters and fighter jets.

    • Initial earnings over £33,000
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    An Advanced Apprenticeship Air Engineering rating working on Royal Navy kit.
    • Engineering
    • Surface Fleet

    Accelerated Apprentice Scheme (Marine Engineering)

    Fancy being fast-tracked to a crucial role in our world-class marine engineering team? After accelerated training, it will be your job to make sure our state-of-the-art warships are always ready for action.

    • Initial earnings over £33,000
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    Submariner working on equipment
    • Engineering
    • Submarine Service

    Accelerated Apprentice Scheme (Submariner)

    This is your opportunity to join one of the world's most respected engineering apprenticeship schemes as part of one of the Royal Navy’s most elite teams, all while wearing the renowned 'Dolphins' of the Submarine Service.

    • Initial earnings over £33,000
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    An Advanced Apprenticeship Weapon Engineering rating working on Royal Navy kit.
    • Engineering
    • Surface Fleet

    Accelerated Apprentice Scheme (Weapon Engineering)

    Fancy accelerated training in one of our most elite engineering teams? You’ll be fast-tracked to real responsibility, getting your hands on some of the most advanced kit on the planet, and travel the world as an essential part of Royal Navy missions.

    • Initial earnings over £33,000
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    Engineer officer
    • Engineering
    • Fleet Air Arm

    Air Engineer Officer

    Without you, our planes and helicopters are going nowhere. Using your expertise, you’ll lead the team who ensure they’re ready to take off at a moment’s notice. Highly-trained avionics engineers look to you for advice, guidance in challenging environments, all over the world.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    Air engineering technician
    • Engineering
    • Fleet Air Arm

    Air Engineering Technician

    From Bahrain to the Bahamas you’ll be vital to keeping our airborne missions on track. That means working with some of the most advanced aircraft on the planet, like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    Air Traffic Controller
    • Aviation
    • Fleet Air Arm

    Air Traffic Control Officer

    When you're an Air-Traffic Controller, it’s not just the air space directly above you that’s your responsibility. You’ll manage air traffic for a 30-mile radius around you. This could be anywhere – with civilian and private traffic, extreme weather and potential conflict to consider.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    Aircraft controller
    • Aviation
    • Fleet Air Arm

    Aircraft Controller

    You’ll train to be an air space expert, where a high level of responsibility comes as standard. Wherever you are in the world, you'll make the crucial decisions that help keep our state-of-the-art aircraft flying, our people safe and our operations on track.

    • Initial earnings over £20,000
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    • Aviation
    • Fleet Air Arm

    Aircrew Officer Observer

    You’ll be an essential part of the flight crew, using your second-to-none observation skills and technical knowledge on operations all over the world. Whichever helicopter you’re working with, you’ll navigate, operate comms systems and even control weaponry.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    Air Crew Officer Pilot
    • Aviation
    • Fleet Air Arm

    Aircrew Officer Pilot

    It’s about aptitude at altitude. Can you think on your feet while you’re in mid-air? You’ll need to. Whether you’re flying in the pitch black, or carrying out a daytime search and rescue operation. It’s a flying career like no other.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    Aircrewman in a helicopter
    • Aviation
    • Fleet Air Arm

    Aircrewman

    As an Aircrewman, you’ll right in the thick of the action, and essential to our helicopter operations. You’ll be streamed into an Anti-Submarine or a Commando role during training, then go on to plan and execute some of our most crucial missions.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications GCSEs
    • Logistics
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Assistant Chef (RFA)

    This role is for committed, enthusiastic people who are interested in furthering their professional cookery career where it matters most. You’ll tackle a mixture of high volume catering and fine dining, working with your team in pressure situations all over the world.

    • Initial earnings over £28,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Biomedical Scientist

    From conflict zones to natural disasters, you’ll be saving and safeguarding the lives of our people. Wherever you are, and whatever you’re up against, you'll be ensuring the wellbeing of our most important asset.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £52,830
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Biomedical Scientist (Student)

    Once your fully-funded Biomedical Science degree is under your belt, you’ll be crucial to the success of every operation, supporting our medical teams to ensure the wellbeing of our people.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £52,830
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    RFA
    • Warfare
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Cadet Deck Officer (RFA)

    Travelling the world, studying for internationally recognised qualifications, and contributing to the efficiency of our warships. All in a days’ work for a Cadet Deck Officer. You’ll go to places you never thought you'd visit, experience real responsibility and make a difference.

    • Initial earnings over £35,000
    • Qualifications GCSEs
    RFA
    • Engineering
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Cadet Marine Engineer Officer (RFA)

    You’ll learn all about how our ships work, and how you can provide power for the mechanical systems that keep them moving. Without you we would be unable to support the Royal Navy all over the world.

    • Initial earnings over £15,000
    • Qualifications GCSEs
    RFA
    • Engineering
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Cadet Systems Engineer (ETO) (RFA)

    Our ships deliver vital logistical and operational support, all over the world. And the systems that power those ships? This role puts you in charge of maintaining them. From electrical switchgear one day, to communication and distribution systems the next.

    • Initial earnings over £15,000
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    Chef preparing food.
    • Logistics
    • Surface Fleet

    Catering Services (Chef)

    Make sure our most important asset – our people – have the fuel they need to get the job done. From high-volume catering on operations with the Royal Marines, to fine dining for politically influential VIPs, you’ll learn how to run a professional kitchen.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    Chef preparing food
    • Logistics
    • Submarine Service

    Catering Services (Chef) (Submariner)

    This is a catering career that’s miles from what you could do at home. You’ll be part of the Silent Service, the highly specialised team at the forefront of our nation’s defence, and develop your catering skills in a unique environment.

    • Initial earnings Over £15,600
    • Potential earnings Up to £51,800
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    • Chaplaincy
    • Surface Fleet

    Chaplain

    Your role as a Chaplain will be unlike anything you could do in your civilian career. You’ll work in a multi-faith environment, providing friendship, guidance and support to the people who serve our nation.

    • Initial earnings over £48,900
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    Chaplain attending a service on board a ship
    • Royal Naval Reserve
    • Surface Fleet

    Chaplain Reserve

    Your role as a Reserve Chaplain will be unlike anything you’ve done in your civilian career. Working in a multi-faith environment can include challenging situations, and the need to support reservists, as well as their families, when they’re deployed.

    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    • Logistics
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Chef Apprentice (RFA)

    It’s not just our engines that need fuel, our people do too. As a Chef Apprentice, you’re the person who provides it. Learn all about high-pressure, high-volume cooking, as you travel the world and experience things a civilian apprenticeship simply can’t match.

    • Initial earnings over £15,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    • Engineering
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Communications Apprentice (RFA)

    As a Communications Apprentice, you’ll play a big part in Our Replenishment at Sea operations. That means ensuring transmission of vital messages to Royal Navy ships, so we can deliver the equipment and supplies they need, anywhere in the world.

    • Initial earnings over £15,000
    • Qualifications GCSEs
    • Engineering
    • Surface Fleet

    Communications Specialist (CIS)

    This role puts you in the thick of the action, transmitting and receiving crucial messages. You’re constantly relied upon by your Commanding Officer, who uses the information you provide to make key strategic decisions.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    • Engineering
    • Submarine Service

    Communications Specialist (CIS) (Submariner)

    Part of the elite Silent Service, you’ll be a central member of your vessel’s engineering team. Using ultramodern radio and satellite systems to communicate with off-vessel command, you’re key to tactical and strategic communications.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,800
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    Cryptologic technician
    • Warfare
    • Surface Fleet

    Cryptologic Technician

    Being a Communications Technician means you’re vital to the ship’s intelligence gathering operation. The go-to for information that shapes the operational decision making process. Your insight will transform raw data into an indispensable analysis of the situation.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications GCSEs
    • Royal Naval Reserve
    • Surface Fleet

    Cyber Unit Reserve

    The role goes beyond an in-depth technical knowledge. Being part of the Joint Cyber Reserve means you can make a real difference, working at the leading-edge of technology – safeguarding our national security.It's a challenge that you won't get anywhere else.

    • Qualifications No qualifications
    A Deck Officer at work
    • Warfare
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Deck Officer (RFA)

    Refueling a Type 45 Destroyer in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? All in a day’s work for a Deck Officer. It’s a position of huge responsibility, and a rewarding one too. You’ll be integral to your ship’s operations any time, every day.

    • Initial earnings over £35,000
    • Qualifications GCSEs
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Dental Hygienist

    Experience dental practice on land or at sea, Your patients could be on a shore establishment, anywhere in the UK or overseas, on an aircraft carrier or even an assault ship. You’ll deliver the world-class care they need, where they need it.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £52,800
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Dental Nurse

    Help deliver world-class dental healthcare anywhere from a shore establishment in the UK to a portable dental unit in the Middle East. You’ll be central to ensuring our personnel are fighting fit at all times, both on active service abroad and when they’re at home.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £52,800
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    A Royal Navy Dental Officer at work.
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Dental Officer

    Being a Dental Officer in the Royal Navy means delivering world-class care in challenging environments to the people who protect our nation’s interests, every day. It's a massive task that's unlike anything you would do anywhere else.

    • Initial earnings over £74,160
    • Potential earnings over £135,410
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Dental Officer Cadet

    The dental branch of the Royal Navy is full of dedicated healthcare professionals who support people in the UK and all over the world. The Dental Officer Cadetship is designed to develop the next generation of military dental practitioners.

    • Initial earnings over £17,130
    • Potential earnings over £135,410
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    RFA
    • Engineering
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Engineer Apprentice (RFA)

    Without its engineers, the RFA couldn’t provide the essential operational support it does. As an Engineer Apprentice, you’ll be doing the work that keeps our ships moving. Start a career that will see you working at the leading-edge of industry.

    • Initial earnings over £15,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    Marine Engineer fixing equipment
    • Engineering
    • Surface Fleet

    Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering)

    You’ll be pivotal to day-to-day operations. Making sure our state-of-the-art warships are powered, maintained and ready for action. Wherever you are, whatever the problem, you’ll be the one to fix it.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    Marine Engineer checking submarine equipment
    • Engineering
    • Submarine Service

    Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering) (Submariner)

    This role makes you the boat‘s driving force. You keep our submarines moving, deep below the surface. You’ll often be on highly sensitive operations, where avoiding detection is paramount. It’s a unique engineering effort – and a unique engineering career.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,800
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    Engineering technician analysing equipment
    • Engineering
    • Surface Fleet

    Engineering Technician (Weapon Engineering)

    You’ll take charge of some of the most advanced kit on the planet, ensuring it’s spot on and ready to perform in any situation. That could mean maintaining highly sensitive radar one day and working on state-of-the-art missile systems the next.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    Weapons Engineer checking submarine equipment
    • Engineering
    • Submarine Service

    Engineering Technician (Weapon Engineering) (Submariner)

    Responsible for our nation’s nuclear deterrent, you’ll be maintaining and preparing some of the most advanced defence technology ever developed. From ballistic missile systems to state-of-the-art sensors and radars. As a Weapon Engineer in the Silent Service, you provide the firepower, and the stealth.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,800
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Environmental Health Officer

    Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel are exposed to some of the most extreme conditions imaginable. You’ll tackle remote, demanding and potentially hostile environments, adapting your skills and applying your knowledge to overcome whatever challenges you face.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £87,710
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    Royal Navy Reserves in uniform.
    • Royal Naval Reserve
    • Surface Fleet

    Ex-regular Forces Reserve

    If you’re a former Royal Navy rating or officer, you have a unique wealth of skills and experience. The discipline, the teamwork, the leadership. And we still have a real need for that expertise, so why not enjoy the best of both worlds in the Royal Naval Reserve?

    • Qualifications No qualifications
    • Royal Naval Reserve
    • Surface Fleet

    General Entry Officer Reserve

    Go beyond the everyday. Push yourself further. Become a leader. Being a General Entry Officer is your opportunity to use your skills and interests in a wide range of specialisms, from mine warfare and submarines, to media and intelligence.

    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    A Royal Navy Reserve rating in uniform.
    • Royal Naval Reserve
    • Surface Fleet

    General Entry Rating Reserve

    Take a step out of your comfort zone. Push yourself further. You don’t even need any previous Naval experience, just the commitment to complete your Basic Training alongside your day job.

    • Qualifications No qualifications
    Officer at the Met Office
    • Warfare
    • Surface Fleet

    Hydrography and Meteorology Officer

    From the Caribbean to the Antarctic, you’ll lead the way in collecting, processing and analysing meteorological and oceanographic information. Using your leaderships skills, you’ll play an important role in preparing missions, coordinating the teams that analyse environmental factors around the world.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £33,000
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    • Warfare
    • Surface Fleet

    Hydrography and Meteorology Specialist

    You'll be working in diverse environments all over the world, building a detailed picture of the conditions for our state-of-the-art aircraft and warships so that our global missions are operationally effective.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    • Logistics
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Leading Hand Chef (RFA)

    As a Leading Hand Chef in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA), you’ll be part of the management team that provides healthy and nutritious meals for the ship’s company. Your hard work is what keeps them going, and vital operations on track.

    • Initial earnings over £32,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    RFA
    • Logistics
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Leading Hand Helicopter Controller (RFA)

    Day and night, you’ll play a crucial role in coordinating our aircraft flight patterns, launching and landing, in all weather – all over the world. Ready to ensure the safety of our aviation personnel?

    • Initial earnings over £33,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    • Logistics
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Leading Hand Supply Chain (RFA)

    You’ll directly contribute to the operational effectiveness of the Royal Navy by making sure our people have what they need, when and where they need it. From food to ammunition. Our people, all over the world will rely on you for essential supplies, every day.

    • Initial earnings over £32,000
    • Qualifications GCSEs
    Logistics
    • Logistics
    • Surface Fleet

    Logistics Officer

    Logistics is the backbone of the Royal Navy, and Logistics Officers are its leaders. Sustaining over 35,000 men and women across the world, every day, is no mean feat. Without you, global Naval operations would literally grind to a halt.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £33,000
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    Submarine
    • Logistics
    • Submarine Service

    Logistics Officer (Submariner)

    Logistics is the backbone of the Royal Navy; Logistics Officers are its leaders. You make sure your crewmates have what they need, when they need it – all over the world. These vital factors, and millions of pounds-worth of equipment, are in your hands.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £33,000
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    • Logistics
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Logistics Supply Officer (Trainee) (RFA)

    It’s your job to make sure your crewmates get fed, paid and equipped. From sourcing vital supplies to delivering essential reports back to HQ, you’ll push yourself every day, all over the world.

    • Initial earnings over £44,000
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    Female Marine Engineer Officer checking machinery with a torch
    • Engineering
    • Surface Fleet

    Marine Engineer Officer

    As a Marine Engineer Officer you manage the Engineering Technicians who keep the ship moving. Without you, vital operations wouldn’t happen. You’ll report to the Commanding Officer when there’s a problem, and be relied upon to make key decisions when it matters most.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    • Engineering
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Marine Engineer Officer (RFA)

    You’ll provide the power we need to deliver vital worldwide logistical and operational support. Without you, the crucial work of the RFA would grind to a halt. It’s an engineering career of the utmost importance.

    • Initial earnings over £35,000
    • Qualifications MCA Certified
    Officer attending equipment
    • Engineering
    • Submarine Service

    Marine Engineer Officer (Submariner)

    It’s your job to lead your elite, highly trained team in some of the most challenging conditions imaginable. You’ll even oversee the maintenance and operation of a nuclear reactor. Without you, the boat is stranded, and some top secret missions don’t happen.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £34,000
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Medical Assistant

    Being a Medical Assistant puts you in the heart of the action. You could be training with Special Forces in West Africa, or working in primary care on board ship in the Persian Gulf. Wherever the mission takes you, you’ll gain on-the-job medical skills.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £52,830
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    Medical assistant checking equipment
    • Medical
    • Submarine Service

    Medical Assistant (Submariner)

    Want to combine adventure with your medical career? Being a Medical Assistant puts you in the heart of the action. You’ll be part of the Silent Service, the highly specialised team at the forefront of our nation’s defence, embarking on a unique medical career.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £54,950
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Medical Officer

    Your second-to-none medical knowledge is a given. As a Medical Officer, you’ll need much more than that, adapting your skills in wide-ranging environments, from conflict zones to tri-service hospitals. It's a career like no other.

    • Initial earnings over £60,500
    • Potential earnings over £145,140
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Medical Officer Cadet

    Start your journey at university by applying to finish your studies in the Royal Navy, earning a salary and having the final three years’ fees paid for by us. Then travel the world and specialise in an area of medicine that interests you.

    • Initial earnings over £17,130
    • Potential earnings over £145,140
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    • Royal Naval Reserve
    • Surface Fleet

    Medical Officer Reserve

    Use your medical skills to support vital Royal Navy operations, performing in challenging environments, all over the world. From primary care in conflict zones, to leadership in a tri-service hospital, you’ll be on the frontline of the medical profession.

    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    Medical Technicians training on a dummy
    • Medical
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Medical Technician (RFA)

    You’ll take sole responsibility for the health and wellbeing of all your crewmates. You’re the only medic on board, so your advice directly informs Command in the event of an emergency. It’s a seriously challenging medical role, with serious rewards.

    • Initial earnings over £36,000
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Mental Health Nurse (Qualified)

    Your job will be as varied as it is crucial to ensuring our people are mentally fit for service.You could be taking part in exercises on an Assault Ship in the Indian Ocean. Or providing treatment for serving personnel in conflict zones.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £54,950
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Mental Health Nurse (Student)

    Healthy mind, healthy body: our people need both. As a Student Mental Health Nurse, you’ll learn how to make sure they’re mentally fit for service. Once you’ve qualified, you’ll join a multi-disciplinary medical team and work all over the world.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £54,950
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    • Warfare
    • Surface Fleet

    Mine Clearance Diver

    From the moment you join, you’ll train to become a world-class diver, travelling the world as part bomb disposal expert, part sub-aqua specialist. IIt’s physically demanding, but hugely rewarding.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    • Warfare
    • Surface Fleet

    Mine Warfare Specialist

    We need to make the seas safe. For our warships, for civilian ships, for everyone. And that’s where you come in. You’ll lead the way for our fleet, clearing any mines in its path – and making our global missions possible.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    • Engineering
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Motorman Grade 1 (RFA)

    You’ll perform the duties of a highly-trained Engineer Rating, monitoring and maintaining advanced mechanical and electronic systems. The ships you’ll work on provide vital operational support to the Royal Navy. No other merchant navy role comes with these skills – or this much responsibility.

    • Initial earnings over £28,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    Airman directing an aircraft
    • Aviation
    • Fleet Air Arm

    Naval Airman Aircraft Handler

    Your job is to make sure that our world-class jets and helicopters are in the right place at the right time. That means playing a key role in providing our airborne capability from our state-of-the-art warships or even a Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Naval Nurse (Qualified)

    Wherever you are in the world, you’ll play a key part in keeping our people fit and healthy. Expect unparalleled diversity, leadership opportunities, fast-tracked development – and a medical career like no other.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £54,950
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Naval Nurse (Student)

    The Royal Navy is only as good as its people, so keeping them healthy is essential. Wherever you are in the world, once you’ve qualified as a Naval Nurse you’ll play a key part in keeping our personnel fit and healthy.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £54,950
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    • Royal Naval Reserve
    • Surface Fleet

    Naval Nurse Reserve

    This role goes beyond providing world-class medical care. Whether it’s giving vital first aid at the scene of a natural disaster, or looking after fellow Naval personnel in a hospital, you’ll help to safeguard our biggest asset: our people.

    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Nursing Officer

    Challenging conditions and first-class care don’t always go hand-in-hand. But they will for you as a Nursing Officer. From providing humanitarian aid, to supporting personnel in a maritime environment – you’ll safeguard our people and civilians alike.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £101,320
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    Officer taking notes
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Nursing Officer Mental Health

    Lead a team in providing vital occupational mental health support to personnel all over the world and develop as a practitioner in unique environments that are a world away from civilian medicine.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £101,320
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    Nurse attending a patient
    • Royal Naval Reserve
    • Surface Fleet

    Nursing Officer Reserve

    Challenging conditions and first-class care don’t always go hand-in-hand; but they will for you as a Reserve Nursing Officer. You’ll play a key role in safeguarding our people and civilians alike, from humanitarian aid, to supporting personnel in a maritime environment.

    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Operating Department Practitioner (Qualified)

    Saving the lives of the people who risk theirs: that’s life as an ODP. From day one, you’ll be an integral part of the surgical team, tackling all aspects of the operating theatre and developing skills that stay with you for life.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £52,830
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Operating Department Practitioner (Student)

    Saving the lives of the people who risk theirs. Once you’ve finished your fully-funded ODP Diploma, that’s your focus, wherever you are in the world and whatever the mission demands. You’ll quickly become an essential part of our surgical team.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £52,830
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    • Warfare
    • Surface Fleet

    Physical Training Specialisation Direct Entry

    As a Royal Navy Physical Trainer, you will be the person responsible for organising and delivering sporting, fitness and adventurous training opportunities, and for ensuring our people remain injury free and healthy.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    • Royal Naval Reserve
    • Surface Fleet

    Qualified Medical Technician Reserve

    Whether you’re an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP), Biomedical Scientist or Radiographer, as a Reserve Qualified Medical Technician you’ll be a vital part of global operations.

    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Radiographer (Qualified)

    By keeping our people healthy, you keep our global missions on track, whether you’re on board our casualty ship or in an NHS hospital. Offshore, onshore, close to home, or on the other side of the world, you'll provide the diagnoses that make a difference.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £52,830
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    • Medical
    • Surface Fleet

    Radiographer (Student)

    Offshore, onshore, close to home, or on the other side of the world, our people need the best medical treatment. Once you’ve completed your fully-funded Diagnostic Radiography degree, that’ll be your job.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £52,830
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    A Royal Marine Bugler.
    • Royal Marines Band Service
    • Royal Marines

    Royal Marines Bugler

    As a Bugler in the Royal Marines Band Service, you will be a key part of the Corps of Drums, learn to play the Bugle, and be front and centre at some of our most important ceremonial occasions.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    Royal Marines Commando in water pointing a gun
    • Royal Marines

    Royal Marines Commando

    Could you become part of the world’s most elite amphibious force and wear the coveted green beret? It’s not for everyone. You'll need to dig deep. In hostile environments, and on treacherous terrain. All as part of an exceptional team. It's a state of mind.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    A Royal Marine Musician performing their duty.
    • Royal Marines Band Service
    • Royal Marines

    Royal Marines Musician

    You’ll be a part of the world’s most versatile military music organisation, but not every event is a parade. We have talented musicians who can perform in every musical combination from a small jazz group to a full orchestra.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    Royal Marine
    • Royal Marines

    Royal Marines Officer

    Can you lead the leaders? The Royal Marines are the world’s most elite amphibious force. As their officer, you’ll be in charge of the best. Your determination knows no bounds, just like your ability to get the most out of your team. And to get the job done, you’ll need that something special that sets you apart: your state of mind.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £42,000
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    Marine pointing a gun
    • Royal Marines Reserve
    • Royal Marines

    Royal Marines Reserve

    Joining the Royal Marines Reserve means being a part-time soldier but a fully trained Commando. You’ll be part of the world’s most elite amphibious force, ready to deploy anytime, anywhere – and who stop at nothing.

    • Qualifications No qualifications
    A Royal Marine Commando officer training Royal Marine Commandos.
    • Royal Marines Reserve
    • Royal Marines

    Royal Marines Reserve (Ex-regular Forces)

    Serving in the armed forces takes a certain level of commitment and dedication. But it takes something extra to earn the green beret. If you’ve served as a full-time Royal Marine within the last two years you may be eligible for seamless transfer at your final rank.

    • Initial earnings per day £50.13
    • Potential earnings per day £60.13
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    Two Royal Navy Policemen riding horses.
    • Warfare
    • Surface Fleet

    Royal Navy Police

    From counter narcotics operations in the Caribbean to complex cyber-crime investigations, you'll play a crucial part in enforcing the strict code of conduct that comes with life in the Royal Navy.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications GCSEs
    Seaman at the helm of a ship
    • Warfare
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Seaman Grade 1 (RFA)

    You’ll be central to our Replenishment at Sea operations. Already qualified, you will be tackling new challenges every day, from crewing landing craft, to working with helicopters.

    • Initial earnings over £28,000
    • Qualifications MCA Certified
    Seaman attending to equipment on deck
    • Warfare
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Seaman Grade 1AT (RFA)

    You’ll be central to our Replenishment at Sea operations. That means transferring fuel to the Royal Navy’s state-of-the-art warships, all over the world. It’s like no other merchant navy job.

    • Initial earnings over £25,000
    • Qualifications MCA Certified
    • Warfare
    • Surface Fleet

    Seaman Specialist

    From the minute you join you’ll be on your way to becoming a professional sailor. Seaman Specialists experience a true life at sea: from navigation to guarding your ship in port, your skills protect our nation’s interests – wherever you are in the world.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    RFA
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Seamanship Apprentice (RFA)

    This is no ordinary apprenticeship, for people who want to become extraordinary sailors. It’s a civilian role, but the skills you develop and the work you do are crucial to the efficiency of our operations.

    • Initial earnings over £15,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    • Logistics
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Second Officer (Logistics Supply)

    It’s your job to make sure your crewmates get fed, paid and equipped. In short, you’ll be the beating heart of the ship. Personnel of all levels will look to you to keep morale high, and missions on track.

    • Initial earnings over £44,000
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    • Logistics
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Steward (RFA)

    This is your chance to use your passion for hospitality to maintain the morale of our people. You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved with other duties such as firefighting, damage control and assisting with first aid.

    • Initial earnings over £28,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    • Logistics
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Steward Apprentice (RFA)

    From Bahrain to the Bahamas, you’ll be on course for a first-class career in hospitality that will take you all over the world. It’s not like any civilian job, you’ll also be trained to man weapons and work with helicopters on the flight deck.

    • Initial earnings over £15,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    Supply chain logistician working
    • Logistics
    • Surface Fleet

    Supply Chain Logistician

    Everything from bullets and bed linen, to fuel and food. Without you, global operations would grind to a halt. You’re right at the heart of this huge operation, part of the essential team that makes sure everyone has what they need, when they need it.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    Supply chain submariners on board a submarine
    • Logistics
    • Submarine Service

    Supply Chain Logistician (Submariner)

    Logistics is the backbone of the Royal Navy. You’ll work closely with your Logistics Officer to make sure your crewmates have what they need, when they need it – all over the world. Without you, the submarine wouldn’t – and couldn’t – be operational.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,800
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    Survival Equipment Technician training his colleague
    • Engineering
    • Fleet Air Arm

    Survival Equipment Technician (SET)

    As a Survival Equipment Technician (SET), lives will depend on the equipment you’re working with just as much as they’ll depend on your skills and attention to detail. Commitment, enthusiasm and focus are essential for a job of this importance.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    A Royal Fleet Auxiliary Systems Engineer Officer at work.
    • Engineering
    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    Systems Engineer Officer (RFA)

    You’ll take overall responsibility for the vital electronics and communication systems that make every operation possible. From the Bridge, to the Engine Room,you’ll be part of a team maintaining a broad range of kit, gaining the experience you need to become a Chartered Engineer.

    • Initial earnings over £35,000
    • Qualifications MCA Certified
    Training Management Officer working at desk
    • Engineering
    • Surface Fleet

    Training Management Officer

    Our people make the Royal Navy the world-class force it is. They’re our biggest asset. Being a Training Management Officer means supporting the development of officers and ratings, all over the world.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    An Engineering Technician working on Royal Navy kit.
    • Engineering
    • Submarine Service

    Undergraduate Apprenticeship Scheme (UGAS)

    This is your opportunity to be part of one of the Royal Navy’s most elite teams – and join one of the world’s most respected engineering apprenticeships. You’ll be paid to study for a degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

    • Initial earnings over £33,000
    • Potential earnings over £51,800
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    Officer on the bridge of a ship looking out to sea
    • Warfare
    • Surface Fleet

    Warfare Intelligence Officer

    You'll work with all disciplines within the Royal Navy and other services to deliver vital intelligence to Commanders on operations. As an Intelligence Officer you will find yourself leading a team of highly motivated, bright and flexible men and women.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £33,000
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    • Warfare
    • Surface Fleet

    Warfare Intelligence Specialist

    Intelligence is critical in supporting warfighting and getting the right information to the right people at the right time. Everything could depend on your speed, skill, accuracy and powers of concentration to keep us one step ahead of the enemy.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    Officer looking through binoculars
    • Warfare
    • Surface Fleet

    Warfare Officer

    You’ll be in the heart of the action, making key strategic decisions on board some of the most advanced warships on the planet. You and the team you lead provide the capabilities that are vital to protecting our nation’s interests.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £52,837
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    Warfare Officer Submariner inspecting equipment on a Submarine
    • Warfare
    • Submarine Service

    Warfare Officer (Submariner)

    You'll be the boat’s eyes and ears, deep below the surface. That means taking charge of sophisticated sonar, tactical kit and communications systems. You’ll be in a position of real responsibility from day one.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £33,000
    • Qualifications A-Levels / college qualifications
    Gunner in action
    • Warfare
    • Surface Fleet

    Warfare Specialist

    You’re the one who identifies our targets, and our threats. You’re there at the start of every mission, and play a vital role throughout. From working in the ops room of a warship to preparing essential weaponry.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    Sonar Submariner looking at screen
    • Warfare
    • Submarine Service

    Warfare Specialist (Submariner)

    You’ll use some of the most advanced radar systems on the planet to identify potential threats. From your first day on board, your role will be vital to the safety of your crewmates, and the success of some of our most highly classified missions.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    Engineer fixing equipment
    • Engineering
    • Surface Fleet

    Weapon Engineer Officer

    You’re the one your team of world-class engineers looks to for advice, guidance and support. That means leading a range of projects simultaneously, solving complex problems with some of the most sophisticated equipment on the planet.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £33,000
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    • Engineering
    • Submarine Service

    Weapon Engineer Officer (Submariner)

    You’ll lead your elite team of engineers on some of our most highly classified missions. You could be maintaining the ballistic missiles that are our nation’s nuclear deterrent, or working on cutting-edge radar and detection systems.

    • Initial earnings over £27,000
    • Potential earnings over £33,000
    • Qualifications Undergraduate Degree
    • Logistics
    • Submarine Service

    Writer (Submariner)

    Fancy being about as far from a traditional ‘desk job’ as possible? As a submarine’s HR Administrator, you’ll make an invaluable contribution to the livelihood of your crew. Before anything else though, you’re a Submariner - part of the elite Silent Service.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,800
    • Qualifications No qualifications
    A Royal Navy Writer Logistician chatting
    • Logistics
    • Surface Fleet

    Writer Logistician

    As an HR Administrator (Writer), you’re in charge of Human Resources (HR), handling legal matters, financial admin, and looking after the welfare of your crewmates. Travel the world in this unique job – in a unique environment.

    • Initial earnings over £15,600
    • Potential earnings over £51,000
    • Qualifications No qualifications

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