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Coveted Royal Navy Careers

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Coveted Royal Navy Careers

There is an abundance of roles in the Royal Navy; from Engineer, to Submariner to Logistics.

To be able to work within the Royal Navy you will either follow the rank of a Rating or an Officer as well as carry out a role in your chosen specialism. The ranks look like this:

The job that you do will depend on your qualifications and which ones you are interested in- there are many different specialisms that can align with your key interests as well as the qualifications you may be working towards. The 6 key areas in which these roles are available are: Warfare, Engineering, Aviation, Chaplaincy, Medical and Logistics. To see a detailed list of the individual roles and specialisms, click here for more information.

Due to a shortfall in qualified people within STEM subjects, the Royal Navy are offering the following support for potential students in the form of bursaries and scholarships:

Further Education Scholarship

For students intending to study Engineering BTECs or A-Levels (including Maths and an Engineering-based subject such as Physics) we offer a £1500 a year scholarship. To be considered for this scholarship, the student must have 5 GCSEs at grade 7 or higher including English language and Mathematics. The student will be required to achieve a minimum of 96 UCAS points on completion, with at least 64 points in maths and the associated engineering based subject. The student will then automatically achieve a place on our Higher Education Bursaries listed below.

Higher Education Bursary

For students wishing to attend University, we offer two different bursary options:

University Cadetship Entry

Those likely to achieve 144 UCAS points (including those listed under the Scholarship requiements) can apply for the UCE scheme. This would see them attend Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) on completion of their A-Levels and commission as an Officer, before attenting University. They would be paid a basic salay of £15,000pa and have their tuition fees paid (up to £9,250pa) before rejoining their professional training stream on graduation.

Defence STEM Undergraduate Scheme

Those likely to achieve 96 UCAS points (including those listed under the scholarship requirements) can apply for the Defence STEM undergraduate Scheme. This would provide the candidate with £4,000pa throughout their studies and pay their tuition fees (up to £9,250pa), before attending BRNC after graduation.

For more information on funding and scholarships to secure a career in the Royal Navy, click here.

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