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Submarine Service
Ready to take the next step?
Submarine Service

Ready to take the next step?

Ready to take the next step?

It’s great that you’re interested joining the Royal Navy’s Submarine Service. This is your opportunity to work on board some of the world’s most sophisticated submarines, getting your hands on cutting-edge kit, and even providing our nation’s all-important nuclear deterrent.   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.
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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.

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What’s it really like?

Life as a Submariner couldn't be further removed from the ordinary 9 to 5, but if you're passionate about being part of a close-knit team, there's nothing quite like it. Your crewmates become your best mates, and each typical three-month deployment represents a new adventure. Finding it hard to imagine? There are serving personnel waiting to answer your questions.

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Wondering if you’re ready?

Joining the Submarine Service might feel like a real challenge, but it's achievable to anyone who brings the right attitude and will to succeed. You don't have to be the finished article as soon as you apply because we'll give you all the support you need to earn your Dolphins – the mark of a qualified Submariner.

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Did you know?

  • A submarine can be as long as one-and-a-half football pitches
  • Vanguard-class nuclear submarines are three storeys
  • Many submarines have a maximum three-month deployment
  • You can explore other countries when you resurface for supplies
  • The Submarine Service holds our most sophisticated weaponry
  • You can speak to your family when on deployment
  • You’ll earn your ‘Dolphins’ – and £5,000 – when you finish Basic Training


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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.