Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant United Kingdom

Royal Navy
Full Time United Kingdom 21000 GBP ANNUAL 2023-07-07
Job description

High demand role

This is a highly competitive role with a potential long lead time to join.

You may wish to consider joining the Royal Navy as a Medical Assistant (Submariner).


The role at a glance
6 weeks

Of paid holiday every year


The minimum amount you'll earn after training


Qualifications needed


Medical and dental care


Earn over this amount as your progress


All around the world

What you’ll do

Being a Medical Assistant in the Royal Navy means embarking on a career that offers more variety and adventure than you’d ever experience in civilian medicine. From the day you join, you’ll gain new skills, pushing yourself to the limit in some unique and challenging environments. You could be training with Special Forces in West Africa, or working in primary care on board a ship in the Persian Gulf.

Junior Rating, Medical Branch

Our work takes us all over the world, from NHS hospitals, to working on board ship or on front line deployments.


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Your role
Make a real difference to some essential operations. That might mean being the only medic on board ship, and taking responsibility for the general healthcare of an entire crew.
Use your medical expertise where it’s needed most, providing primary healthcare to trauma victims in conflict zones all over the world
When you’re not on deployment you will be working in a Royal Navy shore base or even with the Royal Marines. There’s no equivalent civilian role, so you’ll gain all the skills you need.
Work across all medical departments, learning directly from specialists in a number of different fields

What you’ll get
Skills for life

Qualifications you'll gain
Study for GCSEs, A-Levels, NVQs or even a degree, paid for by us
Gain specialist vocational qualifications as your career progresses
Skills you'll develop
Learn about first aid, environmental and preventative medicine, anatomy and physiology
Develop your skills in specialist areas, like pharmacy or nursing

Pay and benefits
A salary that rises to over £21,000+ as soon as you finish training
Earn in excess of £54,500 as your career progresses
An excellent pension scheme
Six weeks of paid holiday every year
Free medical and dental care

What you'll need
You'll need to be aged between 17 to 39
No qualifications are required for this role
You must be a British or Irish national, a Commonwealth citizen, or a Dual National
A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 28
Pass the Naval Swimming Test

Skills and interests
A quick thinker with a passion for helping people
Great team players who thrive on working with others
Enthusiasm for working in high pressure environments
Hands on people who can react fast in an emergency

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

Medical Assistant
Royal Navy
Holywood, United Kingdom
Sir Jonathon Band
$5 to $25 million (USD)
5001 to 10000 Employees
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