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Navy Jobs Overview There are many different options for working in the navy, however, most navy jobs mean starting in ...

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Navy Jobs Overview

There are many different options for working in the navy, however, most navy jobs mean starting in either the Merchant Navy or the Royal Navy. The Merchant Navy are the ships that carry the world's cargo and the Royal Navy is the UK's defence.

Entrants into navy jobs usually go into either the deck, engine or hotel departments. Entrants into the industry can join as either an Officer or a Rating. Joining the navy is not a standard 9-5 job, but allows the opportunity to travel the world. Navy jobs generally offer longer contract types with workers being assigned to a ship for between 4 and 9 months, with a generous leave of between 2 and 4 months dependent on the contract.

There are also a number of other navy jobs that do not require being assigned to a ship. There is the possibility to work as a Marine Pilot bringing ships in and out of port, working a ship's agent or as a port manager. Qualified Navy officers often go on to work in the security sector, maritime security jobs.

Navy Jobs Education Requirements

In the Royal Navy, some of the roles do not require any minimum education standards such as working in the Fleet Air Arm as a technician, for head chef jobs on a submarine or as a information communications specialist. Roles in the Merchant Navy require a minimum of 5 GCSEs or higher. All roles require a further training course but most of these are funded by the company.

Navy Jobs Market

There is a constant demand for people working within the navy jobs sector. The National Careers service released data in April 2015 stating there is an expected 15% shortage of Ratings and Officers.

Navy Jobs Salary Information

Salaries start at £16,000 plus your accommodation and food costs are paid whilst on board. Salaries vary between the Merchant Navy and Royal Navy, however, for a Captain in both navies workers can expect to earn £50,000+.

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