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Join as an officer from school
Careers / Joining options

Join as an officer from school

As a Royal Navy officer you will unlock a world of unparalleled benefits and extraordinary experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Your naval career will be filled with both excitement and adventure.

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Great life experiences

As a Royal Navy officer, you‘ll embark on incredible life experiences that range from commanding powerful vessels and leading diverse teams to navigating through challenging missions and exploring the world‘s oceans. It‘s a rewarding journey filled with adventure, personal growth, and the opportunity to make a lasting impact in service to your country.
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We pay for your degree

Gain prestigious professional qualifications valued by both civilian and military employers, but also receive world-class training. This unique combination of expertise and experience opens doors to a wide range of future opportunities, ensuring a fulfilling and respected career path.
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A job waiting for you

With a clearly defined career structure extending to the highest ranks, the Royal Navy offers a path to success for those with the ambition and talent to pursue it.
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Amazing team support

Helping you unleash your leadership potential within a professional team as you thrive in the Royal Navy, honing the art of collaboration and emerging as an exceptional leader.
In the Royal Navy, leadership thrives as officers perceive challenges where others see problems, transforming them into opportunities for success. Guided by a resilient mindset, Royal Navy officers embrace these challenges, harnessing their leadership skills to inspire and lead their teams to triumph in the face of adversity. 

  • Clear career structure with opportunities for progression to the top in the Royal Navy
  • 6 weeks of paid holiday, including bank holidays
  • Additional shore leave during deployment and 2 weeks of adventurous training every year
  • Starting salary of £30,000, with additional payments for time spent at sea
  • Free health and dental care, as well as subsidised living costs including accommodation and meals
  • World-class training leading to professional qualifications recognized by civilian and military employers
  • Opportunity to participate in a variety of sports including football, rugby, tennis, judo, skydiving, kite surfing, and bobsleigh
Pay and benefits
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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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