What will the apprentice be doing?
You’ll be embarking on one of the world’s top apprenticeship schemes, which means training will be a constant feature of your time with us. As well as helping you develop your Royal Navy career, everything you achieve will be valued by a future civilian employer.
It will also be recognised by Professional Institutions, so you can take a streamlined route to registering as an EngTech or an IEng. It takes place in two distinct environments: at onshore training facilities and on-board operational ships.
You will focus on
- Learning how machinery works.
- Repairing equipment
- Making components
- Using essential tools and techniques
- Safety procedures
Be a key part of the immense engineering effort that goes into powering our ships, keeping every operation on track, and making some essential missions possible.
Find innovative and resourceful solutions to complex problems, applying the engineering skills and knowledge you gain, in a world where there is no such thing as standard.
Get your hands on of some of the most sophisticated equipment on the planet, working with your team, and under the guidance of the Marine Engineer Officer.
Complete daily rounds, checking equipment to ensure the ship remains operational. You’ll need to be precise and pay attention to detail, because even the smallest oversight can have a big impact on the rest of the ship.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Once you are qualified you will be Marine Engineering - Engineering Technician.
When you join you complete 10 weeks of basic naval training, followed by marine engineering training at HMS Sultan,
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.
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 CheckOption 1: • National Qualifications Framework Level 3 Diploma (with a minimum of a Merit Pass) in an engineering discipline, Option 2: • At least 48 UCAS points in A-levels (or equivalent) in Mathematics and a STEM subject
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