What will the apprentice be doing?
Duties and responsibilities will include:
Be a crucial part of one of our most respected and highly trained teams
- As a Marine Engineer Submariner (MESM) you'll be supporting your boat's nuclear reactor, ensuring its safe operation, and maintaining all the support systems that are vital to submarine missions
- As a Weapon Engineer Submariner (WESM) you could be guaranteeing the efficiency of Spearfish torpedoes and Tomahawk missiles, or providing the nation's nuclear deterrent.
- Work on board a Vanguard Class submarine, ensuring the nation's nuclear deterrent is operational, or an Astute Class vessel where you'll be part of some highly classified hunter killer operations. Operate at the highest levels of the industry as you complete an accelerated scheme to become a nuclear engineer.
- After that you can extend your service, apply to become a commissioned officer, or transfer your new skills to a career in the civilian sector.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
By the end of your training you will be Engineering Technician Apprentice (Submariner).
Advanced Apprenticeship - Engineering Technician comprising of:
Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Defence (Foundation Competence)
Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Defence (Foundation Knowledge)
Level 3 Diploma in Maritime Defence (Development Competence)
Level 3 Diploma in Maritime Defence (Development Knowledge)
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.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
You’ll start your naval career as a Probationary Leading Hand. With experience and further training, you could be promoted to Petty Officer 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
Reality CheckA quick thinker, with a passion for working with the latest equipment and technology. A problem-solver who can work well as part of a team. A real sense of adventure, with a high level of physical and mental fitness. Enthusiasm for fixing and maintaining electronic and mechanical systems.
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 and at least one science (Grade GCSE Level C/4) Essential