The Royal Navy - Physical Training Specialisation Direct Entry - Personal Trainer Apprenticeship Royal Navy

Throughout your career as an Apprentice Physical Trainer you could be employed at Naval Bases, training establishments, Naval Air Stations and onboard Ships. You might be delivering a Royal Navy Fitness Test one day and organising a sporting event in an overseas national stadium the next.

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

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Closing date: 02 Jun 2026

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £33,000.00

    Start on a salary of over £20,400 rising to £33,000 on completion of your role specific training.

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2026

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000255355

  • Positions

    10 available

What you will do in your working day

You’ll work alongside likeminded people all committed to making a recognised contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of RN personnel, providing professional exercise and evidence-based lifestyle information as well as taking on vital executive duties in the process.You will also:

  • Promote and deliver fitness, health and wellbeing
  • Lead and manage sport and sports teams
  • Lead and manage Adventurous Training 

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Apprenticeship - Personal Trainer.

On successful completion of this apprenticeship the Personal Trainer will be eligible to apply to become an Affiliate of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

Functional Skills in English and maths if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You’ll start your naval career as an Able Rate. On completion of Leading Physical Trainers Qualifying Course you will be promoted to Leading Hand. 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, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, 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

Your Royal Navy career begins with 10 weeks’ basic training at HMS Raleigh, a shore base in Torpoint, Cornwall. Students learn instructional techniques and the practical aspects of taking PT classes, plus fitness principles, diet & nutrition, circuit and weight training theory, anatomy and physiology, fitness testing and sports administration.

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

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Personal trainer

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


Employer's Application Instructions

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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Jun 2026