Hydrography and Meteorology Specialist
Royal Navy
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1d ago

Your role

  • You’ll get to choose whether you specialise in Hydrography or Meteorology, and from day one you’ll work towards a Foundation Degree, and then a BSc.
  • Hydrographers complete ocean and coastal surveys, recording information on currents, water composition and depth.
  • Meteorologists measure the environmental impact on operations, determining cloud cover for our aircraft or oceanographic information for our submarines, and ultimately forecasting the weather.
  • Both roles use some of the most advanced kit on the planet.
  • Skills for life

    Qualifications you'll gain

  • GCSEs, A-Levels and the option to complete a BSc
  • Specialist vocational qualifications, with a significant financial contribution from us
  • Skills you'll develop

  • The ability to collect, process and analyse complex data, while understanding how to use it to our advantage
  • How to use advanced survey equipment and environmental sensors
  • Pay and benefits

  • A salary that rises to at least £20,000 after initial training
  • Get additional pay starting at £1.90 per day if you specialise in Hydrography
  • An excellent pension scheme
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year
  • Free medical and dental care
  • View all Royal Navy pay


  • You must be aged 16 to 39
  • 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
  • There is no minimum qualification requirement
  • Skills and interests

  • Analytical thinking and good communication skills
  • Interest in cutting-edge technology
  • A passion for working in new and unique environments
  • Team player
  • An adventurous spirit
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