Being in the Royal Navy is a strong career, with continuous opportunities to develop important skills. The simulated warfare training course was challenging and intense but very valuable

Able Seaman (Warfare Specialist) Matthew North

Speaking about his training, Matthew said, "Being in the Royal Navy is a strong career, with continuous opportunities to develop important skills.  The simulated warfare training course was challenging and intense but very valuable.

"I'm now well prepared for my new role on ship and I'm really looking forward to joining the rest of the crew."

Neil Stewart, BAE Systems Maritime Services Head of Training, said, "The training carried out at HMS Collingwood is all about ensuring our sailors are as well-prepared as possible for potential conflict at sea. We're extremely proud of the part we play in that.

"Our highly complex and sophisticated systems replicate the control rooms on up to 30 virtual and real ships anywhere in the world, so operators can get a realistic experience and develop their skills in a wide variety of scenarios with no risk to themselves or their colleagues."

BAE Systems supports the Royal Navy with individual and group training through the Maritime Composite Training System, and operator and maintainer training for the Astute Class of submarines, as well as defining 'whole ship' training solutions for the Royal Navy's future Type 26 frigate.