What will the apprentice be doing?
There’s no such thing as an average day in the Royal Marines, and there’s no such thing as an average Commando. You’ll need to be exceptional just like the rest of your team, with the same ethos – and the same state of mind.
- Play a key role in dealing with manmade, humanitarian and naturally occurring crises.
- Your missions will be varied, ranging from amphibious assaults and humanitarian aid, to large scale combat operations.
- Deploy to where you’re needed most, from the coldest climes and the hottest deserts, to the most hostile jungles and the highest mountains.
- Whatever challenges you face, you’ll need to adapt to get the job done.
- Develop your military skills, before selecting a specialisation to become anything from an Armourer to a Mountain Leader.
- Travel the world, protecting your nation’s interests as part of a team renowned for its unity and brotherhood.
- You’ll form ties – special bonds with your comrades – that will never be broken.
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 a qualified Royal Marines Commando - HM Forces Serviceperson (Public Services).
You’ll start your career as a Marine. With experience and further training, you could be promoted to Corporal and beyond. If you show the right commitment, skills and academic ability, you could become a Commissioned Officer.
Members of the Royal Marines are promoted on merit. Work hard and you can rise through the ranks.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Training and development continue throughout your career with the Royal Navy. When you join, you’ll spend 32 weeks at Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM) in Lympstone and learn the skills you need to become an elite amphibious soldier. At this stage you can choose an area of specialisation and train for roles such as armoured support, driver and medical assistant. And the higher up the ranks you climb, the more options you’ll have open to you.
Reality CheckAll you have to do is pass a Recruit Test and be in a good state of health and fitness.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent Math and English (Grade GCSE Level C/4) Desired