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

We need to make the seas safe. For our warships, for civilian ships, for everyone. And that’s where you come in. You’ll be at the heart of these missions whether they’re in a Mediterranean port, or on operations in the Persian Gulf. As a Mine Warfare Specialist you’ll lead the way for our fleet, clearing any mines in its path.

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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

    VAC001629562

You’ll make sure our missions are possible whatever they’re for, from delivering essential humanitarian aid, to embarking on conflict operations.

  • Find mines using sonar, and then launch remote controlled mine disposal vehicles.
  • Gain a wide range of skills, from basic seamanship to manning light weaponry.
  • Be responsible for the safety of your ship and everyone on board.
  • Stay quick thinking and focused at all times. 

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

  • Quick thinking and able to stay calm in high-pressure situations
  • A dedicated team player 
  • Passion for working with the latest technology
  • A sense of adventure
  • A commonsense approach to problems 

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, which will cover:

  • Learning various types of mines and how they operate
  • Understanding how different mines are used in war
  • Training in mine disposal techniques
  • Becoming skilled in mine detection, including using mine-hunting sonar
  • Learning to launch and operate a remote-controlled unmanned vehicle

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

  • 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