Britain is an island nation, so we’ve always understood the importance of controlling and defending our seas. This is still a big part of what the Royal Navy does, but by no means all. We are first and foremost a fighting force, serving alongside our allies in conflicts around the world. We also protect Britain’s ports, fishing grounds and merchant ships and help tackle international smuggling, terrorism and piracy. Increasingly, we’re involved in humanitarian and relief missions, where our skills, discipline and resourcefulness make a real difference to people’s lives.
The Royal Navy is looking for intelligent, well motivated men and women with good leadership potential to become officers. The sheer diversity of the roles and responsibilities we offer provide unique career opportunities and experience. As a naval officer, you could be manoeuvring a frigate through the Suez Canal, piloting a helicopter, supervising the repair of submarine nuclear propulsion plant or providing emergency medical care. And in all cases you will have management responsibility for personnel and equipment.
Our career structure is designed to maximise your potential, offering you a wealth of challenges, responsibility and rewards. Our training is second to none. Alongside seamanship skills and learning to handle sophisticated technology, you’ll learn how to handle yourself – and other people, and in the process you will encounter more people and places than most do in a lifetime.
The Royal Navy is widely acknowledged to be amongst the best in the world. It is a modern and forward thinking organisation that, through its involvement in humanitarian operations and protection of Britain’s interests at home and abroad, acts as a force for good.
In the Royal Navy, your job means adventure, camaraderie – and lifelong prospects. Everyday you make a difference. And no two days are the same. You could be policing the world's oceans, delivering humanitarian aid when natural or man-made disasters strike. Or you could be deployed in combat. No matter what job you do in the Royal Navy, you'll be a key part in operations around the world.
The Royal Navy offers more than just jobs – they’re a way of life. For ongoing training, join us and live a Life Without Limits. Visit royalnavy.mod.uk/careers or call 08456 07 55 55, alternatively visit your local Armed Forces Careers Office to find out more.