The Royal Navy - Writer Logistician (Business Administrator Apprenticeship) - Advanced (Level 3)

Royal Navy (Employer)

Ministry of Defence (Training Provider)

Monthly wage £1,700.00
40.0 hours per week Shifts to be confirmed.
18 months (duration)
1 April 2022(start date)
Business administrator (apprenticeship standard)
31 March 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The smooth running of a ship is about much more than on-point kit. Our people’s welfare needs to run smoothly, too. As an HR Administrator (Writer), you’re in charge of assisting Human Resources (HR), handling legal matters, financial admin, and looking after the welfare of your crewmates.


  • Become an invaluable part of the behind-the-scenes team who keep the ship’s company running smoothly
  • Learn all the ins and outs of running an extremely tight HR operation, no matter where you are in the world – and regardless of the pressures of the operation you’re deployed on
  • Learn additional skills as an Incident Board Operator, where it’ll be your responsibility to pass vital information to Damage Control teams fighting fires and floods

Whether you’re advising your Captain about promotions or organising your crewmates’ pay, it’s up to you to make things happen. It’s a unique job in a unique environment, and a great opportunity to discover what makes us tick – and how we keep ticking, all over the world.

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 continue 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 16 weeks of specialist training focussing on:

  • Pay and accounting
  • Personnel management and discipline matters
  • Correspondence
  • Security
  • Office procedures
  • Cash handling

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
  • 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

  • A keen interest in HR, and its importance within the Royal Navy
  • A genuine people person, who can be proactive and reactive in a broad variety of personal and professional situations
  • A problem-solver, with a common-sense approach, who can work well as part of a team
  • A real sense of adventure, with a high level of physical and mental fitness

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:

  • Advanced Apprenticeship – Business Administrator

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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