- You’ll learn all the skills you need to ensure your submarine has everything it needs to be operationally effective, regardless of the rigours of the highly classified mission you’re deployed on
- Learn about managing a complex global supply chain, and how to source the items you need, all over the world
- Learn additional skills as an Incident Board operator, helping damage-control teams fight fires and floods
A submarine’s first defence is stealth, so giving away its position is a huge consideration. Trips to the surface are for food supplies and your crewmates’ morale. These vital factors, and millions of pounds-worth of equipment, are in your hands.
You’ll start your naval career as an Able Rate. With experience and further training, you could be promoted to Leading Hand and beyond. 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
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 14 weeks of role-specific training, focussing on:
- Responsibility of the duty SC
- Healthy and Safety
- Defence Equipment and Support Organisation
- Manual handling and personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Type of Storerooms
- Security of storerooms
- Customer Contact/ Services
- Sources of Supply
- Prioritising Demands
After successfully completing your professional training, you will stay another four months at HMS Raleigh in the Submarine School. You’ll learn about submarine operations, including warfare, weapons, nuclear propulsion and escape training, and go to sea in a submarine. After this, there’ll be a test to check your knowledge. When you pass, you’ll earn your ‘Dolphins’ – the coveted badge of a qualified Submariner.
There are many benefits of undertaking an Apprenticeship within the Royal Navy, such as:
Start on a salary of over £15,600, rising to £20,000 on completion of your role specific training. As your career progresses you have the potential to earn in excess of £51,000
- A £5,000 bonus for earning your ‘Dolphins’, the mark of a submariner
- Additional Submariner pay of at least £34.00 per day at sea when fully qualified
- An excellent pension scheme
- Six weeks of paid holiday every year
- Free medical and dental care
The Royal Navy will give you skills. We’ll develop your abilities, train you to be the best, show you how to achieve your goals and give you recognised qualifications.
- The ability to thrive on responsibility
- Confidence making decisions in high-pressure situations
- A problem-solver, with a common-sense approach, who can work well as part of a team
- A real sense of adventure, with a high level of physical and mental fitness
- No qualifications required – just that you pass a Recruit Test and are in a good state of health and fitness
On completion of your role specific training you will achieve a Level 2 Health and Safety at work Certificate.
At the end of your Apprenticeship training you will have achieved:
- Intermediate Apprenticeship – Supply Chain Warehouse Operative
You can also gain academic qualifications such as GCSEs, A-levels, even a degree. As well as helping you develop your Royal Navy career, everything you achieve will be recognised and valued by future civilian employers.