The Royal Navy - Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering) (Submariner) Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)
Ministry of Defence
- 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
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 continues 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.
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 on being awarded your Dolphins – the mark of a qualified Submariner
- Additional Submariner pay each day at sea when fully qualified
- Six weeks of paid holiday every year
- Free medical and dental care
- Handy discounts with lots of top brands, from Marriott hotels to Audi cars and high street stores
- Amazing opportunities, including world travel and adventurous training for two weeks every year
- Forces Help to Buy scheme – a 0% loan to get you on, or further up, the housing ladder
- Subsidised travel, accommodation and food
- Excellent pension scheme
- 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
- A quick thinker, with a passion for working with the latest equipment and technology
- A problem-solver, with a common sense approach
- A real sense of adventure and the ability to thrive within a team
- No qualifications required – just that you pass a Recruit Test and are in a good state of health and fitness
At the end of your apprenticeship training, you will have achieved:
- Level 2 Apprenticeship – Maritime Electrical/Mechanical Mechanic
- Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Electrical/Mechanical Mechanics (Competence)
- Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Electrical/Mechanical Mechanics (Knowledge)
You can also gain academic qualifications such as GCSEs (or equivalent), 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.
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The Royal Navy is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
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