IT & Communication Operator Submariner (Former Employee) – Faslane Port, Argyll and Bute – 24 September 2018
Good training and qualifications. Attractive salary and work/social life balance. Chances of promotion were limited and alot of paper work to fill. Learned some every day life skills to which are used to survive daily in any walk of life.
Section Head of the Marine Controls Section (Current Employee) – Plymouth, Devon – 23 September 2018
The naval experience is one of spontaneity every day. There are moments when you have long arduous days on tasking. To relax days having a 'hands to bathe' in the middle of the Atlantic.
Opportunity to improve on your skills and education. A career path to progress through the ranks with training in management and leadership to prepare you for your role. The friends and experiences you make in the Navy will be with you forever.
Leading Marine Engineer (Current Employee) – Portsmouth – 22 September 2018
whilst working for the royal navy i have had some great times been to amazing places and meet friends for life. the job itslef is great with it being so varied however my time has come to leave as i am getting married and starting a family.
Great travelling perks and you learn experience that will last you a lifetime. On the downside you spend no time with your family and struggle to plan your life due to the massive commitment this job entails.
Leading Hand - Mine Warfare Specialist (Current Employee) – Global – 18 September 2018
I learned how to be a leader. I learned how to guide and help people develop their skills while developing my own. I learned how to be punctual and manage my time. The culture in the Navy is phenomenal you will make friends for life. I believe the job in the Navy is only as hard as you make it. The enjoyable part of getting to see some parts of the world I thought I would never get to see has been amazing.
HMS President (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 14 September 2018
Protecting the society is my first call of duty. God safe the queen and the entire British . A typical work day is calm but been alert at all time is my duty. Learnt about various project management including human management as well. Opportune to travel round the world is one my good memories.
Digital Information Moderator (Current Employee) – Portsmouth, Hampshire – 29 August 2018
Joining the Royal Navy makes you part of something special. Part of a dynamic team. Protecting our nation’s interests, all over the world. It’s the kind of career you can be proud of. A way to use your natural skills, and develop new ones that stay with you for life. It’s not for everyone, but it was for me.
recuit (Former Employee) – HMS Raleigh, Cornwall – 28 August 2018
I was at basic training, and a typical day would consist of. Getting up early do what you have to do in the morning after breakfast clean for 20 minutes everyday. go to lectures, parade training IMF (initial military fitness) and the evening would be ironing all your clothes and washing some that need to be washed. When you start to get to know everyone in your division you will start to have the time of your life.
All places have their ups and down and just like everywhere else this place had both the ups and the down to go with it. Some people have just downs and others just ups but they are the people who leave before having both.
The navy is a good job if your a young lad, but when it comes to a family life it doesn’t tick all the boxes
Weapons Engineer (Current Employee) – Portsmouth – 19 August 2018
I’ve been in the navy for 5 years and I’ve enjoyed it for most the part of my time. But now I’m looking to settle down have a family and the life involved with the Royal Navy doesn’t support that life style.
Custody Sergeant (Former Employee) – United Kingdom – 18 August 2018
Having spent 22 years in the Royal Navy, I would recommend it to anyone who whats to better themselves and get a trade, plus the bonus of travelling the world, gaining self respect and respect from others.
Have had a great 4 years. I joined 3 weeks after my 18th birthday, and felt very much like a boy in a mans world. I've learned a lot about interpersonal skills as well as the job itself. Often working more than 80 hours per week on deployment, with no incentives to put any more effort in than is necessary. Should be paid a lot more than we do.