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Careers / Joining options


Officers are the managers and leaders of the Royal Navy. They provide leadership and take responsibility for missions all over the world.

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Command respect

Being a Royal Navy officer carries a prestigious legacy rooted in centuries of maritime excellence. It represents a distinguished position of leadership, honour, and the opportunity to serve one‘s country with unwavering dedication, professionalism, and a commitment to upholding the highest standards of naval tradition.
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Experience the extraordinary

An exciting and dynamic lifestyle awaits a Royal Navy officer, far from the confines of a typical 9-5 routine. From thrilling missions and deployments in various locations to engaging in high-intensity training exercises, where every day brings new experiences and the opportunity to make a real impact on a global scale.

Becoming a Royal Navy Officer

The Royal Navy offers an immense array of opportunities, ensuring each officer‘s experience is unique. Whether your passion lies in delivering aid to communities in need or pioneering groundbreaking propulsion systems, the Royal Navy welcomes you to a world of endless possibilities.

How to join

The Royal Navy offers various pathways to join its ranks, including options for top tier undergraduates, and graduates, as well as individuals seeking an alternative to traditional university education straight from school.
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Graduates and undergraduates

As a top-tier public sector graduate employer we can help you make the most of your hard work so far.
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Alternative to university

Some of our best officers came straight from shcool. If you did well at A-level, Royal Navy Officer training could be your perfect next step.
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Find your place in the Royal Navy. Make friends for life, learn new skills and experience the world.

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