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Royal Navy - Marine Engineering(Submariner)-Maritime Mechanical & Electrical Mechanic Apprenticeship Royal Navy

As an Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering) (Submariner), you’re the driving force of the boat. It’s down to you to keep our submarines moving, deep below the surface. You’ll often be on highly sensitive operations, where avoiding detection is paramount. Without the power you provide, the vessel, and your crewmates, are stranded.

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 TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001673697

Key responsibilities: 

  • Be a key part of the immense engineering effort that goes into keeping a submarine operational, from providing power for the engines, to maintaining crucial water purification and air circulation systems
  • Find innovative and resourceful solutions to complex problems, applying the engineering skills and knowledge you gain, in challenging environments
  • Get your hands on some of the most sophisticated equipment on the planet, working with your team and under the guidance of the Engineer Officer
  • Complete daily rounds, checking equipment to ensure the submarine remains operational. You’ll need to be precise and pay attention to detail, because even the smallest mistake can have a big impact

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

  • A quick thinker, with a passion for working with the latest equipment and technology
  • A problem-solver, with a common sense approach
  • A real sense of adventure and the ability to thrive within a team 

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 at 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 continue 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 33 weeks of role-specific training, where you’ll learn how the machinery on a submarine works and how to repair and even make components. You’ll then receive further training on submarine equipment, before going to sea for the first time. At the end of this phase, you’ll sit an exam. If you pass, you’ll earn your Dolphins – the mark of a qualified Submariner – and join your crew.

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
  • A £5,000 bonus on being awarded your Dolphins – the mark of a qualified Submariner
  • Additional Submariner pay each day at sea when fully qualified
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year
  • Free medical and dental care
  • Handy discounts with lots of top brands, from Marriott hotels to Audi cars and high street stores 
  • Amazing opportunities, including world travel and adventurous training for two weeks every year
  • Forces Help to Buy scheme – a 0% loan to get you on, or further up, the housing ladder
  • Subsidised travel, accommodation and food
  • Excellent pension scheme

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 2 Apprenticeship – Maritime Mechanical and Electrical Mechanic
  • Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Defence (Competence)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Defence (Knowledge)

You can also gain academic qualifications such as GCSEs (or equivalent), 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

Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic

Level 2 (GCSE)


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, please 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