London, United Kingdom
6d ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Primarily based in Marchwood, Southampton, you’ll work on either a Mexeflote, Combat Support Boat or Workboat.
  • Form part of a crew responsible for the maintenance, security and upkeep of the vessel, as well as lifesaving equipment.
  • Opportunities to travel all over the world - wherever the vessels are called on to operate.
  • Earn your Category B, C and C+E Driving Licences.
  • Complete a Level 3 Workboat Apprenticeship Standard with associated MCA and RYA certification.

    Training For The Role

    Step 1

    You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how handling a rifle.

    If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you’ll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate.

    If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years 1 month), you’ll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.

    Step 2

    Next, you will undertake your 15-week Combat Logistician course at the Defence School of Transport in Leconfield. During this, you will earn your Category C+E Driving Licence and study general service driver modules.

    This training also gives you the opportunity to gain a broader knowledge on the Royal Logistic Corps functions and roles.

    Step 3

    Then you will begin your 13-week Mariner Class 3 Seamanship course and the start of your Level 3 Apprenticeship. The course is delivered by 73 Training Squadron in Marchwood, Southampton.

    The Class 2 course is a 19-week vessel command and navigation course, delivered again by 73 Training Squadron, with Royal Yachting Association (RYA) accreditation.

    Your Class 1 course is 12 weeks long and is designed to further develop your navigation skills and wider understanding of international seafaring regulations.

    Entry Requirements

    Age : 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months Qualifications : GCSE Grade A D / 9-3 in Maths Fitness :

  • Mid Thigh Pull 143kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 11m 15s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
  • More information about the fitness test

    Qualifications You Could Get After Training

  • MCA Navigational Watch Certificate
  • MCA Efficient Deckhand Certificate
  • MCA Level 2 Approved Engines
  • MCA Social and Personal Responsibilities
  • MCA Firefighting and Sea Safety
  • RYA Powerboat
  • RYA VHF Short Range Certification
  • Level 2 Award in food hygiene
  • Level 2 Certificate Logistics & Transport
  • Level 3 Workboat Crewmember Standard
  • Rank Progression

    Learn about rank progression here.

    Pay and Benefits

    Earn £15,985 during training.

    When your Initial training is finished, and you join your unit as a Private, your pay will rise to £20,400

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