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Training Management Officer
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Training Management Officer

You’ll make sure our biggest asset – our people – have the skills, knowledge and qualifications they need, to do the best possible job.

  • £31,000 - £91,000
  • Undergraduate Degree
  • Surface Fleet
  • Engineering
  • Officer level

At a glance

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.
Training Management Officer working at desk
I have the privilege of looking past the military equipment to the person operating it.  Being even a small part of helping this diverse group of people achieve their goals is very rewarding.


Training Management Officer, Engineering Branch

Role details

What you’ll do

Our people make the Royal Navy the 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. You’re the person who makes sure they have the right skills, knowledge and qualifications for every situation and role. There are opportunities to serve in the surface fleet, submarine service and alongside Royal Marines as a Commando.

Your role

  • Manage the training and development of the Royal Navy's most valuable asset, our people, to ensure they are prepared for global operations.
  • As specialists in the 'Defence Systems Approach to Training' you will Influence, Shape and Drive Innovation within Training. 
  • Ensure that, in partnership with industry, new ships, submarines, aircraft and equipment enter service which are adequately supported by the right training.
  • Support the continuous development of individuals, teams and organisations through education, coaching, mentoring and leadership and management to deliver operational effect.
  • Your career as a Training Manager provides you with the opportunity to qualify as a Commando and work alongside 3 Commando Brigade wherever it finds itself deployed.  In this capacity your responsibilities will include the management of learning & development provision and professional military education for Royal Marines in the operational units, media and information operations, as well as providing training support in the development of niche Royal Marines capabilities. 
  • You may choose to qualify as a Training Manager Submariner.  As well as serving on a submarine providing education and personal development opportunities, you will also be employed in roles that see you provide specialist support to the Royal Navy and other defence agencies in maintaining submarine operations. 
  • Core TM skill-sets are in demand and are routinely required in operational theatres.

Pay & benefits

  • A starting salary of at least £31,000, rising to around £38,000 after just two years.
  • An excellent non-contributory pension scheme – we pay into it for you, so you don’t have to sacrifice any salary.
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year.
  • Handy discounts with lots of top brands, from Marriott hotels to Audi cars and high street stores. 
  • Amazing opportunities, including world travel and adventurous training for two weeks every year.
  • Free gym and sports, from football to kayaking to kite-surfing.
  • Forces Help to Buy scheme – a 0% loan to get you on, or further up, the housing ladder.
  • Subsidised travel, accommodation and food.

Skills for life

Qualifications you'll gain

  • A CIPD-accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Development and Training Management within 6 years.
  • Opportunities for funded post-grad study, including targeted MSc or MA in a range of training-related areas like Leadership and Management.
  • Work towards a ILM/CMI Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring.

Skills you'll develop

  • Progress from training practitioner to training consultant. 
  • Gain coaching and mentoring skills to support the development of others.
  • Manage contracts and industry partnering arrangements.


  • You’ll need to be aged 18 to 39
  • An honours degree in any subject
  • You’ll need a minimum of 72 UCAS points. These can be accrued from either GCE A/AS levels (or equivalent) or National Diplomas (e.g., BTEC)
  • You’ll need at least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C (9-4) (or Scottish equivalent), which must include English and Mathematics
  • You must be a United Kingdom national, or Commonwealth citizen, or Dual National. Dual Nationality restrictions do apply
  • Minimum height of 145cm
  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 28 (between 17 and 27 if under 18)

Skills & Interests

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • An interest in Coaching and Mentoring to support personal development
  • An agile and enquiring mind, with the ability to grasp new concepts quickly

Joining Process

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Career Progression

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