You’ll work alongside likeminded people all committed to making a recognised contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of RN personnel, providing professional exercise and evidence-based lifestyle information as well as taking on vital executive duties in the process. You will also:
- Promote and deliver fitness, health and wellbeing
- Lead and manage sport and sports teams
- Lead and manage Adventurous Training
You’ll start your naval career as an Able Rate. On completion of Leading Physical Trainers Qualifying Course you will be promoted to Leading Hand. 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.
Your Royal Navy career begins with 10 weeks’ basic training at HMS Raleigh, a shore base in Torpoint, Cornwall. The discipline, teamwork, organisational, firefighting and weapon handling skills you learn here will stay with you right through your career.
This is followed by the 26-week Leading Physical Trainers Qualifying Course which covers a wide variety of both academic and practical subjects. Students learn instructional techniques and the practical aspects of taking PT classes, plus fitness principles, diet & nutrition, circuit and weight training theory, anatomy and physiology, fitness testing and sports administration.
The course also covers basic coaching and officiating across a whole host of sports, plus experience of adventurous training and challenging activities.
There are many benefits of undertaking an Apprenticeship within the Royal Navy, such as:
Start on a salary of over £15,600,+ rising to £33,000 on completion of your role specific training. As your career progresses you have the potential to earn in excess of £51,000.
- Six weeks of paid holiday every year
- Free access to outstanding sport and recreation facilities
- Free medical and dental care
- Subsidised travel and accommodation
- 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.
- Team player and independent thinker
- A passion for sport, fitness and outdoor activities
- Dedicated to helping people achieve their goals
- You need to be Physically able to deliver the role and be mentally fit
- Good organiser
- Strong communicator
- Willingness to continually develop yourself
Full UK driving Licence required to transport personnel for sports fixtures.
No academic 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 3 Apprenticeship – Personal Trainer.
On successful completion of this apprenticeship the Personal Trainer will be eligible to apply to become an Affiliate of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and a Member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS).
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.