Catering Services
Royal Navy
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
5h ago

Your role

  • Our world-class training means you’ll learn all the ins and outs of running a highly efficient commercial kitchen, including responsibility for ordering, receiving, and accounting for provisions to sustain the menus you’ll write, as well as learning how tooffer the highest level of premiumfront of house experience and thebehind the scenes organisation thatenables it.
  • Be part of the team whose role is a lot more than just food. Your crewmates, at all levels, look forward to mealtimes, so keeping high morale and optimised health are an essential part of the job.
  • Learn additional, crucial skills as anintegral part of the ship’s advancedmedical, fire fighting and damagecontrol teams.
  • Travel the world, learning all about new ingredients and cuisines to incorporate into your culinary repertoire.
  • Skills for life

    Qualifications you'll gain

  • Study for GCSEs, A-Levels, NVQs or a degree
  • Gain specialist vocational qualifications as your career progresses including an apprenticeship 12 months aftercompletion of training
  • Skills you'll develop

  • You’ll learn every aspect of cooking, running acommercial kitchen and how to deliver a hospitalityevent of the highest standard, regardless of theoperational pressures of what is going on around you
  • A pin-sharp eye for detail, collaborativeteamwork, leadership and managementskills, and the ability to communicate at alllevels
  • Pay and benefits

  • A salary of at least £20,000, as soon as you finish training
  • An excellent pension scheme
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year
  • Free medical and dental care
  • View all Royal Navy pay


  • There are no minimum qualification requirements
  • You’ll need to be aged between 16-39
  • You need to be a minimum height of 151.5cm and within the healthy range for Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • A National of the United Kingdom, a Commonwealth citizen or Dual National.
  • Commonwealth applicants applying from inside their country of origin must be aged minimum 18. If a resident in the UK Commonwealth applicants are eligible to apply at 16.
  • Current valid passports and visas (where applicable) are a mandatory requirement to be eligible to apply, it is the responsibility of individual applicants to ensure that they have permission to be in the UK and this permission is valid for the entirety of the recruitment process up to the point entry.

    Skills and interests

  • A keen interest in high standards of food and hospitality
  • A cool head for the pressures of a busy kitchen
  • A problem-solver, with a common sense approach, who can work well as part of a team
  • A real sense of adventure, with a high level of physical and mental fitness
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