The Royal Navy - Mine Warfare Specialist (Data Technician Apprenticeship) - Advanced (Level 3)

Royal Navy (Employer)

Ministry of Defence (Training Provider)

Monthly wage £1,666.66
40.0 hours per week Shifts to be confirmed.
18 months (duration)
1 January 2022(start date)
Data Technician (apprenticeship standard)
31 December 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We need to make the seas safe. For our warships, for civilian ships, for everyone. And that’s where you come in. You’ll be at the heart of these missions whether they’re in a Mediterranean port, or on operations in the Persian Gulf. As a Mine Warfare Specialist you’ll lead the way for our fleet, clearing any mines in its path.

Responsibilities

You’ll make sure our missions are possible whatever they’re for, from delivering essential humanitarian aid, to embarking on conflict operations.

  • Find mines using sonar, and then launch remote controlled mine disposal vehicles.
  • Gain a wide range of skills, from basic seamanship to manning light weaponry.
  • Be responsible for the safety of your ship and everyone on board.
  • Stay quick thinking and focused at all times. 

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 become a Commissioned Officer. Members of the Royal Navy are promoted on merit. Work hard and you can rise through the ranks

Reality Check

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 a further three months at the Maritime Warfare School, which will cover:

  • Learning various types of mines and how they operate
  • Understanding how different mines are used in war
  • Training in mine disposal techniques
  • Becoming skilled in mine detection, including using mine-hunting sonar
  • Learning to launch and operate a remote-controlled unmanned vehicle

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

  • An excellent pension scheme
  • Subsidised travel and accommodation 
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year
  • Free medical and dental care

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

  • Quick thinking and able to stay calm in high-pressure situations
  • A dedicated team player 
  • Passion for working with the latest technology
  • A sense of adventure
  • A commonsense approach to problems 

Qualifications Required

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

Training Provided

At the end of your Apprenticeship training you will have achieved:
Level 3 Apprenticeship – Data Technician
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.

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