Medical Assistant (Submariner)
Working predominantly on submarines, you are responsible for providing routine and emergency medical care to the crew in a challenging environment as part of an elite and highly respected team.
- £18,000 - £68,000
- No qualifications
- Submarine Service
- Rating level
I’m constantly learning on the job, much quicker than I would anywhere else. Being a submariner means I’ve learned another whole set of skills, too.
What you’ll do
You’ll embark on a medical career that offers more variety and adventure than you’d ever experience in civilian medicine. And doing this role as a submariner sets it even further apart.
You’ll need to think on your feet in challenging situations, within the operational confines of a state-of-the-art submarine.
Being a submariner means joining an elite team like no other, with your crewmates looking to you to safeguard their health and wellbeing, whatever the mission, wherever you are in the world.
- Work on vessels at the forefront of our nation’s defence: a Vanguard class ballistic missile submarine (our nuclear deterrent) or an Astute class attack submarine.
- Make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of your crewmates, as you carry out highly classified global missions.
- Work across all medical departments, learning directly from specialists in a number of fields.
- You’ll become more than a medic, monitoring the boat’s life support systems such as air and water generation, plus radiation on our nuclear vessels.
Pay & benefits
- A £5,000 bonus for earning your 'Dolphins' - the mark of the Submarine Service
- A salary of at least £23,000 as soon as you finish training
- Earn in excess of £68,000 as your career progresses
- Additional Submariner pay each day at sea when fully qualified
- An excellent pension scheme
- Six weeks of paid holiday every year
- Free medical and dental care
Skills for life
Qualifications you'll gain
- Study for GCSEs, A-Levels, NVQs or even a degree, paid for by us
- Gain specialist vocational qualifications as your career progresses
Skills you'll develop
- Learn about first aid, environmental and preventative medicine, anatomy and physiology
- Develop your skills in specialist areas, like pharmacy or nursing
- You’ll need to be aged 17 to 39
- No qualifications are required for this role
- You must be a United Kingdom citizen or British Dual National. Dual Nationality restrictions do apply
- You need to be a minimum height of 157cm
- A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 28 (between 17 and 27 if under 18)
- Pass the Naval Swimming Test
Skills & Interests
- A quick thinker with a passion for helping people
- Great team players who thrive on working with others
- Enthusiasm for working in high-pressure environments
- Hands-on people who can react quickly in an emergency
From picking your role to starting on your first day, these are the steps you'll take to join as a rating.
Promotion to Petty Officer (Medical Assistant) (POMA) will be on merit. As a POMA you could have an instructor's role
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