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Mine Warfare Specialist
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Mine Warfare Specialist

You’ll find mines using mine-hunting sonar, and deal with them using a remote-controlled disposal vehicle.

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  • £18,500 - £56,000
  • No qualifications
  • Surface Fleet
  • Warfare
  • Rating level

At a glance

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.
Warfare
Working with the unmanned systems is a real thrill. We’re world-leaders in the mine disposal field, which means we get to work in partnership with lots of different nations and meet lots of interesting people.

Harry

Mine Warfare Specialist, Warfare Branch

Role details

What you’ll do

We need to make the seas safe. For our warships, for civilian ships, for everyone. And that’s where you come in. You’ll be at the heart of these missions whether they’re in a Mediterranean port, or on operations in the Persian Gulf. As a Mine Warfare Specialist you’ll lead the way for our fleet, clearing any mines in its path. You’ll make sure our missions are possible whatever they’re for, from delivering essential humanitarian aid, to embarking on conflict operations.

Your role

  • Find mines using sonar, and then launch remote controlled mine disposal vehicles
  • Gain a wide range of skills, from basic seamanship to manning light weaponry
  • Be responsible for the safety of your ship and everyone on board
  • Stay quick thinking and focused at all times

Pay & benefits

  • A salary that rises to £25,200 after initial training
  • Earn in excess of £56,383 as your career progresses 
  • An excellent pension scheme
  • Subsidised travel and accommodation 
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year
  • Free medical and dental care

Skills for life

Qualifications you'll gain

  • Attain a Level 3 Data Technician Apprenticeship
  • GCSEs, A-Levels, NVQs or a degree
  • Specialist vocational qualifications, with a significant financial contribution from us
     

Skills you'll develop

  • How to use some of the most advanced technology on the planet 
  • Techniques in safeguarding the seas for Navy and civilian benefit 
     

Eligibility

  • You must be aged 16 to 39
  • No qualifications are required for this role
  • A National of the United Kingdom, a Commonwealth citizen or Dual National. Dual Nationality restricions apply
  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 28 (between 17 and 27 if under 18)
  • Pass the Naval Swimming Test

Skills & Interests

  • Quick thinking and able to stay calm in high-pressure situations
  • A dedicated team player 
  • Passion for working with the latest technology
  • A sense of adventure
  • A common sense approach to problems 

Joining Process

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Career Progression

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