Opportunities in the Royal Navy

Joining the Royal Navy makes you 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, and your family can be proud of you for. A way to use your natural skills, and develop new ones that stay with you for life. It’s not for everyone, but it could be for you.

At a glance


The approximate number of Royal Navy personnel serving


The number of commissioned ships in the Naval Service


Vanguard-class submariners form our nuclear deterrent


The total number of aircraft in the Naval Service

Why you should consider a career with the Royal Navy

What does the Royal Navy do?

It’s our job to protect our nation’s interests, all over the world. That’s what we do every day. And we do it in lots of different ways. From working in domestic waters protect the shipping lanes that are vital to our economy, to deploying globally to provide humanitarian aid where it’s needed. See how you can make a difference.