The Royal Navy - Supply Chain Logistician - Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Apprenticeship - Intermediate (Level 2)

Royal Navy (Employer)

Royal Navy (Training Provider)

Annual wage £20,400.00
40.0 hours per week Shifts to be confirmed, total hours per week: 40.00
12 months (duration)
2 June 2023(start date)
Supply chain warehouse operative (apprenticeship standard)
59 positions available
1 June 2023 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Logistics is the backbone of the Royal Navy. Sustaining over 35,000 men and women across the world, every day, is no mean feat. You’re right at the heart of this huge operation, part of the essential team who makes sure their crewmates across the Naval Service have everything they need, when they need it.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • You’ll be part of an indispensable close-knit team of logisticians who ensure your colleagues and crewmates all over the world have what they need to be operationally effective, whether they’re delivering humanitarian aid or deployed on a combat mission. That means everything from bullets to bed linen, to fuel and food. Without you, global naval operations would literally grind to a halt.
  • Learn about managing a complex global supply chain, and how to source the items you need, all over the world.
  • Learn additional skills as an Incident Board operator, helping damage-control teams fight fires and floods.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Once you have completed your training you will be a qualified Supply Chain Logistician (Supply Chain Warehouse Operative)

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.

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.

Follow on training consists of 14 weeks of role-specific training, focussing on:

  • Responsibility of the duty SC.
  • Healthy and Safety.
  • Defence Equipment and Support Organisation.
  • Manual handling and personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Type of Storerooms.
  • Security of storerooms.
  • Customer Contact/ Services.
  • Sources of Supply.
  • Prioritising Demands


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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

As well as helping you develop your Royal Navy career, everything you achieve will be recognised and valued by future civilian employers.

Reality Check

We recruit throughout the year, so please ignore Key Dates. To find out more information including eligibility to join, and to begin your application please call into one of our Careers offices or visit the Royal Navy Recruitment website.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Math and English (Grade GCSE Level C/4) Desired
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About the employer

The Royal Navy is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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