With opportunities across all branches, including warfare, engineering, logistics, medical and chaplaincy, you can choose one that’s based on your civilian skills, or train for a role that is completely different to anything you’ve experienced before.
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How you’ll develop
After five years, you’ll be able to specialise in an area that suits you, whether you feel at home at sea in the Ops Room, or at shore in a supporting role.
Discover expert seamanship, from maritime tactics to navigation.
Be part of an elite team that undertakes global operations.
Become a valuable member of your crew.
Join one of our most elite teams on top secret operations.
Spend time on state-of-the-art nuclear submarines.
Maritime trade operations
Help to safeguard our nation’s prosperity.
Travel the world protecting our nation’s interests.
Take part in everything from counter narcotics to anti-piracy ops.
Join Royal Marines Commandos on operations that make a real difference.
Learn the art of amphibious combat, from landing in hostile territory to reaching remote bays unnoticed.
Become an adaptable member of one of our most elite teams.
Become an expert in mine warfare operations both in the UK and overseas.
Provide integrated support to ongoing operations and exercises.
Take responsibility for your crewmates and keep them safe.
Train to become an integrated part of the logistical supply chain in front line support to Royal Navy warships on operations and exercises in the UK or overseas.
Gain transferable skills in supply chain management, leadership and operations.
Other ways to serve
Students and seasonal workers
Add an edge to your studies by joining the Royal Naval Reserve while at university.
You won’t be deployed while in full-time education but your experiences and adventures will provide you with new levels of confidence, assertiveness and communication skills that’ll set you up for your civilian career.
Equally, if you have a job with a seasonal working pattern, you can fill your free time with the opportunities available in the Royal Naval Reserve.