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Job Description

Being a Warfare Specialist in the Royal Navy means you’re the person who identifies our targets, and our threats. Whether working in the Operations Room or on the ship's Weapon Systems you will be the heartbeat of the war-fighting effort. This job comes with serious responsibility, get it wrong and the ship could sustain damage, get it right and the enemy is defeated.

Entry Requirements

  • You don’t require any qualifications; we will train you both professionally and develop you personally
  • You must be aged 16 – 36
  • You need to be a minimum height of 151.5cm and within the healthy range for Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • You must be a British or Irish national, a Commonwealth citizen who has lived in the UK continuously for the 5 years prior to applying, or a dual national

What you need to be eligible to be a rating:

  • age
  • medical
  • nationality and residency
  • criminal convictions
  • tattoos and piercings
  • qualifications 

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Career Progression

Day One - Go to sea, work towards Local Boats Crew Endorsement (Bowman)
First Year - Complete Sections 1 & 2 of the Able Seaman Training Taskbook
First Promotion - Pass annual tests, get promoted to Able Warfare Specialist 1

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • a good team player 
  • cool under pressure 
  • adventurous 
  • active 
  • friendly
  • reliable 

Starting Salary

£18,000 to £48,000

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