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

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
18 months (duration)
2 June 2023(start date)
Business administrator (apprenticeship standard)
70 positions available
1 June 2023 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As the HR Administrator of a Royal Navy submarine, you’ll make an invaluable contribution to the livelihood of your crew, and most importantly, the security of our nation and reputation of the Submarine Service. You’re in charge of assisting Human Resources, handling legal matters, financial admin, and looking after the welfare of your crewmates.

Responsibilities

What will the apprentice be doing?

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.

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 Writer (Submariner) (Business Administrator).

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 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

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.

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 Check

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

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, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications Required

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