Apprenticeships with Royal Navy
There are a wide range of Royal Navy Apprenticeship roles available in various departments across the organisation. A Royal Navy Apprenticeship combines practical, on-the-job training with study. As a Naval Service apprentice you will work alongside experienced and highly trained personnel, as well as gain and develop job-specific skills.
A future in the Naval Service is as specialist as it is unique, whether you choose to work on a ship, submarine, in a shore base or an air station. This is where personal development meets professional. You will go to places you’ve never been, experience things you cannot experience anywhere else. You will also develop a range of skills you don’t even know you have yet.
The Royal Navy protects our nation’s interests, all over the world, 365 days a year. This requires a dedicated team of 30,000 men and women. From the Bahamas to Bahrain, their highly specialist roles require unique skills, that can only be developed through world-class training programmes.
Business, Administration and Law
Like any large civilian organisation, the Royal Navy also needs skilled administrators to manage people, budgets and countless other resources. However, the difference is that, as a Business, Administration and Law Apprentice with the Royal Navy, you’ll be part of a team with a vital mission in conflict or peacetime, and your ‘office’ will be the whole world.
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
All civilian industries, from printing to car-making, depend on complex machinery. The same is true of the Royal Navy, with its warships, submarines, aircraft, vehicles and weapon systems. As a result, through your engineering apprenticeship, you’ll learn everything you need to know about maintaining them.
Health and Social Care
This Apprenticeship role will enable you to look after patients either at home, on board ship or across the world. Except they won’t just be NHS patients, young people or the elderly. They will be your crewmates, the people you live and work alongside every day.
Information and Communication Technology
The Royal Navy relies on computers just as much as any civilian organisation. It has the same need for specialists who understand IT systems, as well as how to use and fix them. However, with the Royal Navy, your skills are required on a warship, submarine or shore base anywhere in the world.
Leisure, Travel and Tourism
An Apprenticeship in Leisure, Travel and Tourism will give you all the tools you need to keep the Navy fit. You will gain the knowledge to conduct exercise and fitness lessons to all your crewmates. In addition, you will develop skills that will set you up for your career in the Naval Service and beyond.
As either a Royal Marine, Royal Navy Diver or Seaman Specialist, you’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills within the Naval Service. The Public Services Apprenticeship demonstrates you are fit, work well in a team and have gained valuable competencies that make life better for those around you.
Retail and Commercial Enterprise
A Retail and Commercial Enterprise apprentice in civilian life generally work in shops, or prepare and serve food and drink in restaurants, bars or hotels. In the Royal Navy, you’ll develop the same kinds of hospitality, catering and ‘people’ skills. However, the will be required in a very different, challenging and far more rewarding environment.
In addition to the Royal Navy Apprenticeship roles summarised here, there are also Apprenticeships available with the Army and Royal Air Force:
Roles Available with Royal Navy
There are a wide range of Royal Navy Apprenticeship roles available in various departments across the organisation, including:
- Business, Administration and Law
- Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
- Health and Social Care
- Information and Communication Technology
- Leisure, Travel and Tourism
- Public Service
- Retail and Commercial Enterprise
Candidates interested in a Royal Navy Apprenticeship should visit the Royal Navy Careers website for details of the specific roles available within each department.
Education Requirements for Royal Navy
As the Royal Navy Apprenticeship programme covers so many different roles within the organisation, the Education Requirements can vary according to the specific role for which you are applying.
Candidates interested in a Royal Navy Apprenticeship should visit the Royal Navy Careers website for details of the Education Requirements for specific roles of interest.
When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Royal Navy?
Candidates interested in a Royal Navy Apprenticeship should visit the Royal Navy Careers website for details of the Application Dates for specific roles of interest.