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The Royal Navy - Warfare Specialist (Data Technician Apprenticeship) Royal Navy

Being a Warfare Specialist in the Royal Navy means you’re the person who identifies our targets, and our threats. Whether working in the Operations Room or on the ship's Weapon Systems you will be the heartbeat of the war-fighting effort; serious responsibility, get it wrong and the ship could sustain damage, get it right and the enemy is defeated.

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

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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

    VAC001629561

There are four sub-specialisations for Warfare Specialist:

  • Above water Warfare Tactical:  You will work with some of the most advanced and sophisticated RADAR and Computer Systems on the planet.
  • Above water Warfare Weapons:  You will be trained to operate state-of-the-art weapon and missile systems.
  • Electronic Warfare:  You will operate specialist equipment to assist to intercept and analyse electromagnetic (RADAR) emissions to determine their identity.
  • Underwater Warfare:  You will become the Royal Navy's 'Submarine Hunters', trained in how to operate the most advanced SONAR systems.

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; we will teach you to thrive in a high-pressure situation
  • Teamwork
  • A passion for life at sea
  • A real sense of adventure, with a high level of physical and mental fitness

Desired qualifications

No qualifications required – just that you pass a Recruit Test and are in a good state of health and fitness.

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, followed by a further three months at the Maritime Warfare School, where your training includes:

  • Setting up and operating systems that monitor the surface and air space
  • Gaining information about flight paths, landmarks and shorelines
  • Learning to detect and report radio jamming
  • Using radio circuits to pass vital information
  • Gaining hands-on experience of life on board a warship

There are many benefits of undertaking an Apprenticeship within the Royal Navy, such as:
Start on a salary of over £15,600, rising to £20,000 on completion of your role specific training. As your career progresses you have the potential to earn in excess of  £51,000

  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year.
  • An excellent pension scheme
  • 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.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Dec 2021