Health & Medical, Public Sector
£29,000 to £32,000 Per Annum
The Royal Navy is one of the world’s most versatile fighting forces. Above and below the waves, on land and in the air, we represent and defend the UK’s interests at home and abroad. However, we deliver more than just military power; we help police the world’s oceans, enforcing trade sanctions and preventing drug trafficking. We provide humanitarian relief in places of crisis worldwide and conduct world-leading scientific research of the oceans. We achieve all this because we work as a team of dedicated professionals. You can be part of that team.
We’re looking for men and women from all backgrounds and various levels of education, on a full-time and reserve basis, for positions such as engineers and submariners, nurses, logisticians and in the Royal Marines and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. We are committed to ensuring everyone has equal opportunities for employment, training and advancement based solely on their merits and ability. By valuing diversity, individual skills and talents, we acknowledge our people are the most important factor in delivering operational effectiveness.
As a Nursing Officer, you’ll join Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service (QARNNS), leading a team providing medical support to Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel on shore and at sea, in the UK and around the world.
You’ll need to be a skilled and intelligent professional, highly adaptable and able to motivate yourself and others. You’ll begin your career completing 14 weeks at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) in Dartmouth, learning leadership and teamwork skills and the principles of command and management.
Your professional Royal Navy training begins with the two-week new-entry Nursing Officer course. During your first year, you’ll also complete a two-week combat casualty care course and a two-week Divisional Officers’ course, to prepare you for your military role.
To apply you’ll need five GCSCEs, at grade C or above (including Maths and English Language), BA or BSc in Adult Nursing. Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Salary: Starting Salary £29,000 to 32,000
Benefits: There is a lot more to joining the Royal Navy than doing a job. For a start, all our ships and shore bases have superb sports and fitness facilities. We can offer a fantastic range of sports and other activities. You’ll also have the chance to go on adventurous training, which could be anything from a jungle expedition to mountaineering and caving to parachuting. From the moment you join, you’ll be part of a team that lives, works and relaxes together, forming friendships and experiences that can last a lifetime. It’s a unique way of life, and the opportunities we offer will allow you to reach your career potential and enjoy the time you spend with us to the full.