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The Royal Navy - Royal Marines Commando - HM Forces Serviceperson (Public Services) Apprenticeship Royal Navy

Could you become part of the world’s most elite amphibious force and wear the coveted green beret? It’s not for everybody, that’s for sure. Digging deep to aim high, you’ll stop for nothing. In the most hostile environments, and on the most treacherous terrain.

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

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £20,400.00

    • Earn additional pay if you specialise in certain disciplines • Six weeks of paid holiday every year • Free medical and dental care • Subsidised travel and accommodation • Excellent pension scheme • Adventurous training

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed, total hours per week: 40.00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    25 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000045929

  • Positions

    558 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

There’s no such thing as an average day in the Royal Marines, and there’s no such thing as an average Commando. You’ll need to be exceptional just like the rest of your team, with the same ethos – and the same state of mind.

  • Play a key role in dealing with manmade, humanitarian and naturally occurring crises.
  • Your missions will be varied, ranging from amphibious assaults and humanitarian aid, to large scale combat operations.
  • Deploy to where you’re needed most, from the coldest climes and the hottest deserts, to the most hostile jungles and the highest mountains.
  • Whatever challenges you face, you’ll need to adapt to get the job done.
  • Develop your military skills, before selecting a specialisation to become anything from an Armourer to a Mountain Leader.
  • Travel the world, protecting your nation’s interests as part of a team renowned for its unity and brotherhood.
  • You’ll form ties – special bonds with your comrades – that will never be broken.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

By the end of your training you will be a qualified Royal Marines Commando - HM Forces Serviceperson (Public Services).

You’ll start your career as a Marine. With experience and further training, you could be promoted to Corporal and beyond. If you show the right commitment, skills and academic ability, you could become a Commissioned Officer.

Members of the Royal Marines are promoted on merit. Work hard and you can rise through the ranks.

 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Training and development continue throughout your career with the Royal Navy. When you join, you’ll spend 32 weeks at Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM) in Lympstone and learn the skills you need to become an elite amphibious soldier. At this stage you can choose an area of specialisation and train for roles such as armoured support, driver and medical assistant. And the higher up the ranks you climb, the more options you’ll have open to you. 

 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Math and English (Grade GCSE Level C/4) Desired

Things to consider

All you have to do is pass a Recruit Test and be in a good state of health and fitness.

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. We recruit throughout the year, so please ignore Key Dates

Employer

Royal Navy

Address

Navy Command HQ

The Admiral Sir Henry Leach Building

Portsmouth

PO2 8BY

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Training

Training provider

ROYAL NAVY

Apprenticeship standard

HM forces serviceperson (public services)

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

A job in the Naval Service means adventure, camaraderie – and lifelong prospects. Every day you make a difference. And no two days are the same. You could be policing the world's oceans, delivering humanitarian aid when natural or man-made disasters strike. Or you could be deployed in combat. No matter what job you do, you'll be a key part in operations around the world. Are you ready to go places?

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Jun 2023