Accelerated Apprentice Scheme (Marine Engineering)

Accelerated Apprentice Scheme (Marine Engineering) United Kingdom

Royal Navy
Full Time United Kingdom 34500 GBP ANNUAL 2023-07-07
Job description

At a glance
6 weeks

Of paid holiday every year


The minimum diploma grade you need


Your starting salary


Earn over this amount as you progress


Route your way to EngTech and IEng


Potential for foundation degree

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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Your role
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


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
Joining process
Initial training
Professional training

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

Start training

Once you’ve passed a Security Check, you’ll be offered a place at HMS Raleigh

Accelerated Apprentice Scheme (Marine Engineering)
Royal Navy
Holywood, United Kingdom
Sir Jonathon Band
$5 to $25 million (USD)
5001 to 10000 Employees
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