What will the apprentice be doing?
- Be a key part of the immense engineering effort that goes into keeping a submarine operational, from providing power for the engines, to maintaining crucial water purification and air circulation systems.
- Find innovative and resourceful solutions to complex problems, applying the engineering skills and knowledge you gain, in challenging environments.
- Get your hands on some of the most sophisticated equipment on the planet, working with your team and under the guidance of the Engineer Officer.
- Complete daily rounds, checking equipment to ensure the submarine remains operational. You’ll need to be precise and pay attention to detail, because even the smallest mistake can have a big impact
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Once you have completed your training you will be Marine Engineering(Submariner)-Maritime Mechanical & Electrical Mechanic.
You’ll start your naval career at an Able Rate. With experience and further training, you could be promoted to Leading Hand and beyond.
Training and development continue throughout your career with the Royal Navy. It takes place in two distinct environments: at onshore training facilities and on-board operational ships. When you join, you complete 10 weeks of basic naval training, followed by 33 weeks of role-specific training, where you’ll learn how the machinery on a submarine works and how to repair and even make components. You’ll then receive further training on submarine equipment, before going to sea for the first time. At the end of this phase, you’ll sit an exam. If you pass, you’ll earn your Dolphins – the mark of a qualified Submariner – and join your crew.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
If you show the right commitment, skills and academic ability, you could become a Commissioned Officer. Members of the Royal Navy are promoted on merit. Work hard and you can rise through the ranks.
Reality CheckNo qualifications required – just that you pass a Recruit Test and are in a good state of health and fitness We recruit throughout the year, so please ignore Key Dates. To find out more information including eligibility to join and to begin your application, please call into one of our Careers offices or visit the Royal Navy Recruitment website
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent Math and English (Grade GCSE Level C/4) Desired