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The Royal Navy-Weapon Engineering (Submariner)-Maritime Mechanical & Electrical Mechanic Apprentice Royal Navy

As an Engineering Technician (Weapon Engineering) (Submariner), you’ll be maintaining and preparing some of the most advanced defence technology ever developed. Patrolling the oceans and getting your hands on some incredible kit. You might be working with ballistic missile systems one day, and state-of-the-art sensors and radars the next.

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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 once you’re fully qualified An excellent non-contributory pension scheme – we pay so you don’t have to sacrifice any salary

  • 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

    VAC1000047171

  • Positions

    70 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Take responsibility for the safety of your crewmates. Whether that’s ensuring your boat is able to defend itself, or identifying threats and helping the submarine stay undetected.
  • Maintain and operate the complex communication, detection and weapon systems, and guarantee missiles, and torpedoes are fully operational.
  • Get your hands on some of the most sophisticated electronic equipment in existence, working with your team, and under the guidance of the Engineer Officer.
  • Complete daily rounds, checking equipment to ensure the boat remains operational, and finding innovative solutions when there’s a problem

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

Once you have completed your traninig you will be a qualified  Weapon Engineering (Submariner)-Maritime Mechanical & Electrical Mechanic 

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

Training and development that will continue throughout your career with the Royal Navy. It takes place in two distinct environments: at onshore training facilities and on-board operational submarines. When you join you complete 10 weeks of basic naval training, followed by five months of Submariner weapons training, focussing on: 

Weapon systems
Safety procedures
Electrical and electronic repair techniques
Hydraulics and pneumatics  
Essential tools and techniques


This will be followed by a further four months at HMS Raleigh in the Submarine School, where you’ll learn all about the boat and how to use the equipment. 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

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