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A Career like no other
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A Career like no other

Become part of something special. Part of a team. Protecting our nation’s interests, all over the world. It’s the kind of career you can be proud of. That your family can be proud of. A way to use your natural skills and develop new ones that stay with you for life.

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Make a difference

Humanitarian aid. Resolving conflict. Serving your country. Few careers come with this much responsibility. Even fewer make such a difference to our everyday lives, every day.
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A life of travel and adventure

Do things you never dreamed of, in places you never thought you’d visit. Get paid to travel the world, gain new skills and make friends for life.
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"Alongside my day job, I get trained in emergency response, first aid and firefighting. That means I get called upon when the ship responds to a request for aid. Getting stuck in and making a difference is what sets this career apart."

Angus, Catering services
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Pay & benefits

With hard work and dedication, you could earn a highly competitive salary. And an enviable benefits package means that more of your money stays where it should be – in your pocket. Plus some roles come with extra incentives.
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Financial Support

From adventurous training opportunities to help with buying your first home, Royal Navy benefits are second to none.
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Sport and Fitness

Whether you’re on shore or at sea, on deployment or on leave, you’ll always have access to a free gym and sports facilities.
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I left school with one GCSE. Since I joined, I’ve completed NVQs and received plenty of training and support. My biggest achievement is having gained leadership qualifications, which are highly transferable.

Lex, 18


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Find your place in the Royal Navy. Make friends for life, learn new skills and experience the world.

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