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Supply Chain Logistician
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Supply Chain Logistician

You’ll manage the delivery of vital stores and equipment to Navy personnel all over the world.

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  • £18,500 - £58,500
  • No qualifications
  • Surface Fleet
  • Logistics
  • Rating level

At a glance

Everything from bullets and bed linen, to fuel and food. Without you, global operations would grind to a halt. You’re right at the heart of this huge operation, part of the essential team that makes sure everyone has what they need, when they need it.
Supply chain logistician working
We sort out pretty much everything you see on board. My job is to source the items and get them here on time.


Supply Chain, Logistics branch

Role details

What you’ll do

Logistics is the backbone of the Royal Navy. Sustaining over 35,000 men and women across the world, every day, is no mean feat. Being a Supply Chain Logistician is as the name suggests: you’re right at the heart of this huge operation, part of the essential team who makes sure their crewmates across the Naval Service have everything they need, when they need it. That means everything from bullets to bed linen and fuel. Without you, global naval operations would literally grind to a halt.

Your role

  • You'll be part of an indispensable close-knit team of logisticians who ensure your colleagues and crewmates all over the world have what they need to be operationally effective, whether they're delivering humanitarian aid or deployed on a combat mission.
  • Learn about managing a complex global supply chain, and how to source the items you need, all over the world
  • Learn additional skills as an Incident Board operator, helping damage-control teams fight fires and floods
  • Gain internationally recognised qualifications, including an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Warehousing and Storage


Pay & benefits

  • A salary that rises to over £23,496 as soon as you finish training
  • Potential earnings of over £58,599 as your career progresses
  • An excellent pension scheme
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year
  • Free medical and dental care

Skills for life

Qualifications you'll gain

  • Study for GCSEs, A-Levels, NVQs or a degree
  • Gain specialist vocational qualifications as your career progresses, such as an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Warehousing and Storage and Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT
Skills you'll develop
  • The ability to lead and manage multiple, high-pressure projects at the same time, being at once proactive and reactive, but never losing your cool head – or sight of the bigger picture
  • You’ll develop teamwork of the highest level and a pin-sharp eye for detail under the most testing conditions, learning the intricacies of global supply chain management



  • You’ll need to aged between 16 to 39
  • No qualifications are required for this role
  • You must be a United Kingdom national, or Commonwealth citizen, or Dual National. Dual Nationality restrictions do apply
  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 28 (between 17 and 27 if under 18)
  • Pass the Naval Swimming Test

Skills & Interests

  • The ability to thrive on responsibility 
  • Confidence making decisions in high-pressure situations
  • A problem-solver, with a common sense approach, who can work well as part of a team
  • A real sense of adventure, with a high level of physical and mental fitness

Joining Process

From picking your role to starting on your first day, these are the steps you'll take to join as a rating.

Career Progression

From responsibilities to pay, find out where this role can take you.

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