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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.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £20,400.00

    • 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

  • Working week

    Shifts To Be Confirmed, total hours per week: 40.00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    20 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000046941

  • Positions

    70 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • 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

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

Once you have completed your training you will be Marine Engineering(Submariner)-Maritime Mechanical & Electrical Mechanic.

You’ll start your naval career at an Able Rate. With experience and further training, you could be promoted to Leading Hand and beyond.

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.

 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

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

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

Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic

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.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2023