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The Royal Navy - Cryptologic Technician (Data Technician Apprenticeship) Royal Navy

Being a Cryptologic Technician means you’re vital to the ship’s intelligence gathering operation. The go-to for information that shapes the operational decision-making process. Your insight will transform raw data into an indispensable analysis of the situation. You’ll also use your keen eye for detail to prepare briefings for senior officers.

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Closing date: 31 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Monthly wage

    £1,666.66

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001629553

  • At the heart of every mission, you’ll be in the thick of the action on our most advanced warships, performing an invaluable role as you handle sensitive, and often classified, information.
  • Use a range of highly specialist, cutting-edge communications equipment to gather mission-crucial information for the Captain and senior officers
  • Operations change quickly, so you’ll adapt to whatever comes your way with quick thinking and clear communication
  • You’ll have the sense of pride and purpose that you’ll be helping the Royal Navy do what it does best: protecting our nation’s interests

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The Royal Navy will give you skills. We’ll develop your abilities, train you to be the best, show you how to achieve your goals and give you recognised qualifications

Personal qualities

  • An ability to thrive in high-pressure situations
  • An affinity with technology, computers and electronics
  • A love of teamwork
  • A passion for life at sea
  • A real sense of adventure, with a high level of physical and mental fitness

Desired qualifications

You need English Language and Maths at grades 9 – 4; Or Scottish Standard Grades (1 to 3) or equivalent

Future prospects

  • You’ll start your naval career as an Able Rate. With experience and further training, you could be promoted to Leading Hand and beyond
  • If you show the right commitment, skills and academic ability, you could become a Commissioned Officer. Members of the Royal Navy are promoted on merit. Work hard and you can rise through the ranks

Things to consider

Training and development continues throughout your career with the Royal Navy. It takes place in two distinct environments: at onshore training facilities and on board operational ships. When you join you complete 10 weeks of basic naval training. Cryptologic Technician is a specialised role that will involve almost two years of  training before you are fully qualified to take up your first operational assignment. It includes:

  • Warfare Training at HMS Collingwood in Fareham
  • Four to six months of sea training, gaining practical experience of life on board a modern warship 
  • Six months at the Joint Intelligence and Training Group at Chicksands in Bedfordshire, where you’ll gain the technical knowledge and advanced skills that are vital to your role.

There are many benefits of undertaking an Apprenticeship within the Royal Navy, such as:

  • A starting salary of at least £20,000 after Basic Training
  • Rising to over £31,000 after 2.5 years of Training and Consolidation
  • Earn in excess of £51,000 as your career progresses 
  • An excellent pension scheme
  • Subsidised travel and accommodation 
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year
  • Free medical and dental care

About the employer

The Royal Navy (RN) is responsible for the protection of British interests at home and around the World. 95% of all world trade passes through the high seas and every year Britain imports £524 billion worth of goods. The RN takes an active part in the protection of British Shipping. Around the United Kingdom the RN protects vital fishing stocks by monitoring fishing activities in our waters.

Across the world, the RN provides a range of activities including search and rescue operations; security and stability activities to prevent and deter terrorism and maritime crime; the protection of British Overseas Territories; provision of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief; and tasking for our international partnerships, such as NATO and the United Nations.

 

Employer

Royal Navy


Training

Training provider

DEFENCE, MINISTRY OF

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Ministry Of Defence

At the end of your Apprenticeship training you will have achieved:
Level 3 Apprenticeship – Data Technician
You can also gain academic qualifications such as GCSEs, A-levels, even a degree. As well as helping you develop your Royal Navy career, everything you achieve will be recognised and valued by future civilian employers.

Apprenticeship standard

Data technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

We recruit throughout the year, so please ignore Key Dates. To find out more information including eligibility to join, and to begin your application call into one of our Careers offices or visit the Royal Navy Recruitment website. https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/joining/get-ready-to-join/royal-navy-rating/am-i-eligible

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Dec 2021