Royal Marines Commando

Royal Marines Commando United Kingdom

Royal Navy
Full Time United Kingdom 15600 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

The role at a glance

Potential earnings as your career progresses


weeks' paid leave every year


Medical and dental care


Earn more than this amount during training


All around the world


qualifications needed

What you’ll do

Could you become part of the world’s most elite amphibious force and wear the coveted green beret? It’s not for everybody, that’s for sure. Digging deep to aim high, you’ll stop for nothing. In the most hostile environments, and on the most treacherous terrain. There’s no such thing as an average day in the Royal Marines, and there’s no such thing as an average Commando. You’ll need to be exceptional just like the rest of your team, with the same ethos – and the same state of mind.IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, TALK TO US

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Your role
Play a key role in dealing with manmade, humanitarian and naturally occurring crises. Your missions will be varied, ranging from amphibious assaults and humanitarian aid, to large scale combat operations.
Deploy to where you’re needed most, from the coldest climes and the hottest deserts, to the most hostile jungles and the highest mountains. Whatever challenges you face, you’ll need to adapt to get the job done.
Develop your military skills, before selecting a specialisation to become anything from an Armourer to a Mountain Leader.
Travel the world, protecting your nation’s interests as part of a team renowned for its strength of unity. You’ll form ties – special bonds with your comrades – that will never be broken.

What you’ll get
Skills for life
Qualifications you'll gain
HM Forces Level 2 Apprenticeship including functional skills Maths and English level 1 gained during recruit training
There are various civilian qualifications available dependent upon which specialist qualification a Marine goes on to pursue

Skills you'll develop
First-class leadership, and world-class teamwork
Essential military skills, as well as a specialisation such as abseiling, assault engineering or combat intelligence

Pay and benefits
Salary of more than £15,600 as soon as you start training
Earn over £20,000 after receiving your green beret, potentially rising to over £51,000 as your career progresses
Earn additional pay if you specialise in certain disciplines
Seven weeks of paid holiday every year
Free medical and dental care
Subsidised travel and accommodation
Excellent pension scheme
Adventurous training

Career progression

Start ROP and then Initial Training, spending 32 weeks at CTCRM, Lympstone


Join a Commando Unit as a General Duties Rifleman, typically for two years


Pass Corporal’s Leadership Development Course, Tactical Commander Level Two Course and specialist course, becoming a Corporal


Pass Sergeant’s Leadership Development Course, Tactical Commander Level One Course and specialist course, becoming a Sergeant


Pass Warrant Officer Leadership Development Course, becoming a Warrant Officer Class 2


Pass Final Selection Board, becoming a Warrant Officer Class One

What you'll need
Aged 16 to 32 when you start Basic Training
No qualifications are required for this role
A National of the United Kingdom, a Commonwealth Citizen or Dual National
Minimum height of 145cm
A maximum BMI of 28 (there may be some exceptions to this maximum if your waist measures less than 94cm)
A minimum weight of 65kg or a minimum BMI of 23
The ability to pass the swimming assessment during the Royal Marine Candidate Preparation Course

Skills and interests
A true team player, self-discipline
Physical fitness and mental robustness
Positivity in the face of adversity
The ability to cope well under pressure

Starting your career
Joining process
Initial Training
Professional training

Once you’ve confirmed your eligibility and registered your interest, the joining process is as follows:

Submit your application
Pass the Naval Defence Aptitude Assessment (DAA)
Attend formal interview, which is normally conducted using your own device over the Shine video platform
Take medical and eye health tests
Pass the Pre-Joining Fitness Test Plus (PJFT+)
Complete the Royal Marine Candidate Preparation Course (CPC)




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