The Royal Navy - Writer (Submariner) (Business Administrator Apprenticeship) - Advanced (Level 3)
Ministry of Defence
- Become an essential part of the behind-the-scenes team who ensure your crewmates have everything they need – from your fellow ratings to your Captain
- You’ll run 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
- As a submariner, you’ll make a vital contribution to highly classified missions all over the world, part of the team that’s at the vanguard of our nation’s defence
But first and foremost you’re a Submariner, part of the highly trained, elite Silent Service. You’ll do everything from steering the submarine and damage control training, to delivering special forces behind enemy lines. It’s about as far from a ‘desk job’ as you can get.
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
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
- Office procedures
- Cash handling
After successfully completing your professional training, you will stay another four months at HMS Raleigh in the Submarine School. You’ll learn about submarine operations, including warfare, weapons, nuclear propulsion, and escape training, and go to sea in a submarine. After this, there’ll be a test to check your knowledge. When you pass, you’ll earn your ‘Dolphins’ – the coveted badge of a qualified Submariner.
There are many benefits of undertaking an Apprenticeship within the Royal Navy, such as starting 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
- A £5,000 bonus for earning your ‘Dolphins’, the mark of a submariner
- Additional Submariner pay of at least £34.00 per day at sea when fully qualified
- An excellent pension scheme
- Six weeks of paid holiday every year
- Free medical and dental care
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
- A keen interest in HR, and its importance within the Submarine Service
- A genuine people person, who can be proactive and reactive in a broad variety of personal and professional situations
- A problem-solver, with a commonsense approach, who can work well as part of a team
- A real sense of adventure, with a high level of physical and mental fitness
- No 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:
- 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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The Royal Navy is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
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