Supply Chain Specialist (Warehousing & Storage) - Royal Navy


Royal Navy

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Monthly wage £1,540.75
40.0 hours per week 40 Hours
duration: 12 months
start: 31 December 2019
Intermediate(level 2)
Warehousing and Storage (apprenticeship standard)
76 positions available
25 December 2019 (application closing date)
Starting on full pay (£18,489 on completion of initial training), you’ll have the opportunity to gain civilian qualifications, travel the world, and experience a challenging & varied career within the Royal Navy with a guaranteed job at the end of it.


With ships, submarines and personnel located all over the world, the Royal Navy relies on its supply chain for vital stores and equipment.

  • Delivering this complex variety of supplies - from everyday items like clothing and bedding to defensive material such as weaponry and ammunition - takes a special kind of person. You’ll be at the heart of that activity, making sure your colleagues have what they need, when they need it.

It’s not just the qualifications, friendships and travel that set this role apart. It’s the importance of practically every item you manage. The equipment you order, store and distribute helps keep the Royal Navy operational.

Future Prospects

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 have a chance to become a Logistics Officer – running catering, stores and personnel. Members of the Royal Navy are promoted on merit. Work hard and you can rise through the ranks.

Reality Check

There are many benefits of undertaking an Apprenticeship within the Royal Navy, such as: • Start on a salary of over £14,900, rising to over £18,400 on completion of your basic training. As your career progresses you have the potential to earn in excess of £49,000 • Potential to earn additional financial bonuses depending upon your role • Wide range of benefits including a House Purchase Scheme • Six weeks of paid holiday every year • Adventurous training – from skiing to diving, you can enhance your skillset in unique environments around the world • Free phone calls home and Internet access when you are at sea • Free medical and dental care • Access to superb sports and fitness facilities • Subsidised travel and accommodation • Excellent pension scheme

Skills Required

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.

Qualities Required

We are looking for people who are have the following qualities:

  • Well organised
  • Methodical thinkers
  • Committed to doing a great job
  • Team players
  • Physically and mentally fit
  • Adventurous spirit

We need ambitious applicants who are organised, enthusiastic and have common sense. You’ll be responsible for managing large quantities of equipment and supplies. As a result, you’ll need to be responsible, trustworthy and able to plan your work effectively. Above all, you’ll need to work well as part of a team – even under the most testing conditions.

Qualifications Required

No Qualifications Required – just that you pass a Recruit Test and are in a good state of health and fitness.


You must be between 16 and 36 when you start training, a UK resident for at least 5 years and hold a UK passport.

Training Provided

At the end of your Apprenticeship training you will have achieved:


  • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Warehousing & Storage
  • Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage
  • Level 2 Award in Employee Rights and Responsibilities in the Logistics Industry
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT

In addition you will be able to:

  • Study for GCSEs, A-Levels, NVQs or a degree 
  • Gain further qualifications as your career progresses

Early in your career, professional qualifications are aimed at Supply Chain Management. As you progress, there will be opportunities to complete further vocational qualifications and academic studies including a degree. Everything you achieve will benefit your Royal Navy career and be valued by a future civilian employer.

About the employer

Welcome to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). Where careful planning and rigorous teamwork make sure the Royal Navy is equipped with everything it needs to be effective - no matter where in the world it deploys. Wherever. Whenever.

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