What will the apprentice be doing?
- Take responsibility for the safety of your crewmates. Whether that’s ensuring your boat is able to defend itself, or identifying threats and helping the submarine stay undetected.
- Maintain and operate the complex communication, detection and weapon systems, and guarantee missiles, and torpedoes are fully operational.
- Get your hands on some of the most sophisticated electronic equipment in existence, working with your team, and under the guidance of the Engineer Officer.
- Complete daily rounds, checking equipment to ensure the boat remains operational, and finding innovative solutions when there’s a problem
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Once you have completed your traninig you will be a qualified Weapon Engineering (Submariner)-Maritime Mechanical & Electrical Mechanic
You’ll start your naval career as an Able Rate. With experience and further training, you could be promoted to Leading Hand and beyond
Training and development that will continue throughout your career with the Royal Navy. It takes place in two distinct environments: at onshore training facilities and on-board operational submarines. When you join you complete 10 weeks of basic naval training, followed by five months of Submariner weapons training, focussing on:
Electrical and electronic repair techniques
Hydraulics and pneumatics
Essential tools and techniques
This will be followed by a further four months at HMS Raleigh in the Submarine School, where you’ll learn all about the boat and how to use the equipment. At the end of this phase, you’ll sit an exam. If you pass, you’ll earn your Dolphins – the mark of a qualified Submariner – and join your crew.
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 CheckWe 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 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 (Grade GCSE Level C/4) Desired