Hydrography and Meteorology Specialist - Data Technician Apprenticeship Royal Navy

Helping to plan global missions for Royal Marines Commandos and our state-of-the-art aircraft and warships is a huge responsibility. That’s what you’ll be doing as a Royal Navy Hydrography and Meteorology Specialist: building a detailed picture of environmental conditions so that our missions are operationally effective.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £20,400.00

    A starting salary of at least £20,400 after Basic Training Get additional pay starting at £1.90 per day if you specialise in Hydrography

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed, total hours per week: 40.00

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    25 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000167874

  • Positions

    16 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • You’ll get to choose whether you specialise in Hydrography or Meteorology, and from day one you’ll work towards a Foundation Degree, and then a BSc.
  • Hydrographers complete ocean and coastal surveys, recording information on currents, water composition and depth.
  • Meteorologists measure the environmental impact on operations, determining cloud cover for our aircraft or oceanographic information for our submarines, and ultimately forecasting the weather.
  • Both roles use some of the most advanced kit on the planet

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 a qualified Hydrography and Meteorology Specialist (Data Technician)

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

For Hydrography Specialists, this includes:

  • Learning about tidal theory, the global positioning system, gravity and magnetics.
  • Using a range of surveying equipment and techniques
    Understanding your role as Helmsman, including boat-handling and general seamanship.

For Meteorology Specialists, this includes:

  • Learning basic meteorological and oceanographic theory
    Qualifying as an accredited weather observer.
  • Gaining 12 months of experience at a Royal Naval Air Station before going to sea

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, Presentation 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

An excellent pension scheme 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. 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

Data technician

Level 3 (A level)


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 2024