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What you’ll do
Joining the Royal Navy on the Accelerated Apprentice Scheme (Marine Engineer) streamlines your route to life as a world-class marine engineer.
After a condensed training period, it will be your job to make sure our state-of-the-art warships are ready for action. Wherever you are, and whatever the problem, you'll keep us moving. That can mean anything from maintenance in the Engine Room of a Type 45 Destroyer, to providing electricity for a Type 23 Frigate.IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, TALK TO US
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Be a key part of the immense engineering effort that goes into powering our ships, keeping every operation on track, and making some essential missions possible.
Find innovative and resourceful solutions to complex problems, applying the engineering skills and knowledge you gain, in a world where there is no such thing as standard.
Get your hands on of some of the most sophisticated equipment on the planet, working with your team, and under the guidance of the Marine Engineer Officer.
Complete daily rounds, checking equipment to ensure the ship remains operational. You’ll need to be precise and pay attention to detail, because even the smallest oversight can have a big impact on the rest of the ship
What you’ll get
Skills for life
Qualifications you'll gain
An Advanced Apprenticeship (level 3) in Engineering Manufacturing
Opportunities open to you
You could work toward a degree like Mechanical Engineering
Skills you'll develop
Use your natural aptitude for fixing things, on a massive scale.
Learn to maintain and operate some of the most cutting-edge kit on the planet and become familiar with a variety of sophisticated mechanical systems.
You could be working on one of our new Type 45 Destroyers or QE Class Aircraft Carriers, the most advanced warships the nation has ever built.
Pay and benefits
A starting salary of over £34,500, rising to in excess of £54,500 as your career progresses
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 – plus public holidays
Free medical and dental care
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
Handy discounts with lots of top brands, from Marriott hotels to Audi cars and high street stores
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What you'll need
You need to be aged 17 to 25
A National of the United Kingdom, a Commonwealth citizen or Dual National
Pass the Naval Swimming Test
A minimum of three GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above, including English Language, Mathematics and at least one science PLUS:
National Qualifications Framework Level 3 Diploma (with a minimum of a Merit Pass) in an engineering discipline, OR
At least 48 UCAS points in A-levels (or equivalent) in Mathematics and a STEM subject (minimum grade D or above in each subject)
Skills and interests
A quick thinker, with a passion for working with the latest equipment and technology
A problem-solver who can work well as part of a team
A real sense of adventure, with a high level of physical and mental fitness
Enthusiasm for fixing and maintaining electronic and mechanical systems
Starting your career
Once you’ve confirmed your eligibility, the joining process is as follows:
Submit an application
Once you’ve registered your interest and have satisfied the basic eligibility criteria, you will be sent an online application form
Defence Aptitude Assessment (DAA)
You’ll be tested on: Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, Work Rate, Spatial Reasoning, Electrical Comprehension and Mechanical Comprehension.
To prepare, you can practise the DAA
A formal interview to talk through your suitability for the role. This is normally conducted using your own device over the Shine video platform
Medical and eye tests
These are quite comprehensive and must be completed by one of our Ministry of Defence-approved doctors
Pre-Joining Fitness Test (PJFT)
This involves completing a 2.4km run on a treadmill within a certain time, at a fitness centre near you
Candidate Preparation Course (CPC)
This four-day induction to life in the Royal Navy, including a Swimming Test and a fitness assessment, is a pass or fail course
Once you’ve passed a Security Check, you’ll be offered a place at HMS Raleigh