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Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Ready to take the next step?
Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Ready to take the next step?

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). Joining is your opportunity to begin a life at sea that’s unlike any other merchant navy caFor a start, you’ll be playing a vital role in the Royal Navy operations that help protect our nation’s interests. Before you can get started, you’ll need to complete your full application. We understand that can sometimes be tricky, but don’t worry, we’re here to help.

Two navy personnel preparing a dinning table looking towards the camera smiling.

Need support?

If you’re struggling with your application, either due to a technical issue or because you’re unsure what information to supply, we have a dedicated recruitment team who can provide all the advice and guidance you need. Just get in touch with us using the details below.

RFA Cardigan bay alongside Manama, Bahrain, with the crew of HMS MONTROSE doing circuits on the jetty.

What’s it really like?

Joining the RFA isn't the same as becoming part of the Royal Navy. You'll still get to serve your country, but you'll do it as a civilian. That means you'll enjoy many of the same benefits as Royal Navy personnel and get to travel the world, but without the prospect of frontline combat. Finding it hard to imagine? There are serving personnel waiting to answer your questions.

People at work on the RFA Tiderace in Portland. Still imagery as part of video captured onboard for recruitment in the RFA.

Wondering if you’re ready?

Joining our world-class team, providing logistical support to the Royal Navy, might seem an intimidating prospect, but it doesn’t need to be. If you’re new to life at sea, we don’t expect you to be the finished article as soon as you apply. Bring the right attitude and we’ll provide all the support you need to start your RFA career.

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Your route to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Complete your application form

Your first step on the recruitment journey is to complete your full application form, which you can find in our Recruitment Portal. We have emailed you a link to the Recruitment Portal. If you can't find the link, please check your spam folder or give us a call so we can send it to you again.