General Entry Rating Reserve
Royal Navy
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
7h ago

Your role

  • Basic training in the Royal Navy Reserve is delivered in modules, and can easily be completed in 12 months if you attend training weekends and weekday evening sessions.
  • After you’ve completed your basic military training, you can select a specialism and join an active unit. You might choose to become a Diver, supporting the Fleet Diving Squadron, or an Engineer Reservist who gets hands-on with our state-of-the-art equipment.
  • When you’re mobilised for deployment, you’ll join regular ranks in protecting our nation’s interests all over the world.
  • That might mean working on humanitarian aid operations in the Philippines, or providing logistical support in a conflict zone in the Middle East.

  • Learn management and leadership techniques in an environment that’s far removed from any office, and excel in a career that runs alongside your day job.
  • Skills for life

  • Progressive leadership and management training courses are embedded in your career path
  • You will have the opportunity to take a range of vocational courses, depending on your specialism
  • Skills you’ll develop

  • Determination, discipline, and confidence which will transfer into your civilian life
  • Responsibility, time management and personal organisation skills
  • Pay and benefits

  • Extra pay and allowances if you’re mobilised
  • Annual tax-free bounty subject to meeting the minimum training commitment
  • Paid leave in proportion to the number of training days attended
  • Membership of the non-contributory Armed Forces Pension Scheme
  • Expenses and allowances when training
  • Access to the Royal Navy’s superb sports and fitness facilities
  • Eligibility

  • No specific qualifications are required
  • You must be aged 17 42 when you start training
  • 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 dual national
  • Skills and interests

  • Problem solvers with a keen eye for detail
  • Team players
  • A willingness to help shipmates
  • A high level of physical and mental fitness
  • An interest in spending time at sea
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