Our skills and disciplines

The Royal Navy is a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team of over 30,000. Engineers, doctors, chefs, administrators, chaplains, pilots, reservists, meteorologists, mine clearance divers and elite fighting forces... we’re an incredibly diverse team. Together we protect the UK’s interests, look after our own people, maintain the equipment that keeps us sailing, flying and serving, and make sure that whatever the challenge or environment, the Royal Navy is always mission-ready.

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Teamwork is our most valued skill

30,000

people make up our team

2,500

Different training courses available

23%

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Our disciplines

Medical

The Royal Navy is proud to employ some of the most highly skilled medical professionals in the world, from doctors and nurses to radiologists and plastic surgeons. Their skills are essential to our morale, health and overall fighting effectiveness.

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Engineering

From helicopters, destroyers and nuclear reactors to ballistic missiles and assault weapons, the Royal Navy operates some of the world’s most specialist equipment. Keeping all this essential kit in peak condition is the preserve of an entire fleet of specially trained engineers.

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Aviation

The Royal Navy’s jets and helicopters are among the most advanced in the world. An effective aviation arm requires a host of specialist aviation skills, from air traffic controllers to aircrew and pilots, right through to the engineers tasked with keeping our aircraft in the sky.

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Warfare

When diplomacy fails, the Royal Navy stands ready to protect the UK’s interests and allies. Tough, quick-witted and masters of their equipment, our people are skilled in warfare in extreme environments, whether cities, deserts, jungle or arctic tundra – wherever a threat arises, they are a force to be reckoned with.

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Logistics

The Logistics branch keeps the Royal Navy fed, watered and fuelled – and for a global organisation of 30,000 people, that’s no mean feat. From HR support to catering, the Logistics branch ensures that our people have what they need to get the job done, wherever they are in the world.

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Chaplaincy

Royal Navy chaplains dispense spiritual guidance to people from all faiths and walks of life. Their role is subtle, but vital – by providing comfort and support in some of the most challenging environments imaginable, they act as the soul of the Royal Navy.

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Our skills

Diplomacy

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Elite fighting

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Information and intelligence

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Leadership

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Protection

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Teamwork

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