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Student medical technicians and nurses
Careers / Joining options

Student medical technicians and nurses

Start university on a full time salary with all your university fees paid for by us.

How it works

Studying a science-based A-Level (including Health and Social Care or Psychology) or equivalent? You could be eligible for one of these roles.

The Royal Navy offers an incredible opportunity for fully paid sponsorship through university. This could be as an Adult Nurse, Mental Health Nurse, Operating Department Practitioner, Biomedical Scientist or Radiographer.

There are officer roles available across the Medical branch, with the option to apply as a student or after you’re fully qualified. They cover a wide variety of specialist medical areas – from biomedical science to mental health nursing.

Royal Navy medical staff practicing in case of emergency.

What you’ll get

  • 10 weeks Initial Naval Training at HMS Raleigh before starting university on a full-time salary 
  • All your university fees paid for by us 
  • Subsidised accommodation 
  • Some extra money for food and living expenses. 
  • Live on a university campus with other tri-service military healthcare students. This will give you great support whilst you’re studying  
  • Enjoy the social side of university too. 
  • Opportunity to maintain your fitness and do military training and exercises. Plus wider military support throughout your training. 

Your options

Adult Nurses and Mental Health Nurses study at Birmingham City University. If you already have your A-Level (or equivalent) results, you’ll start Initial Naval Training in May, followed by BCU in Sept. If you’re still finishing your exams, you can join Initial Naval Training in September, then BCU the following January.

To find out more about these roles, go to the Student Adult Nurse role page and the Student Mental Health Nurse role page. 

How to apply

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