Defending the skies of Britain and projecting Britain’s power and influence around the world. We identify and manage threats before they materialise through intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). We can rapidly deploy aircraft and personnel around the world to deter conflict and defeat our adversaries if necessary.



Job Summary:

Without the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA), the Royal Navy wouldn’t be the force it is. Without its engineers, the RFA wouldn’t be able to provide the operational and logistical support it does. As an Engineer Apprentice, you’ll be doing the essential work that keeps our ships moving. For you, ordinary doesn’t exist. Even the most routine work is challenging and exciting, as you embark on a career that will see you become a world-class engineer


  • Travel the world as part of a professional engineering team. You could be maintaining your ship’s complex electrical and mechanical equipment one day, and ensuring cranes, lifts and other deck gear are in top condition the next.
  • Use your enthusiasm for electrical and mechanical engineering to gain a thorough knowledge of both disciplines, learning from the experienced engineers who will act as your mentors.
  • Gain hands-on experience using our most sophisticated electrical systems and largest-scale mechanical kit. From the hull and propulsion systems, to navigation and communications equipment.
  • When you’re not in the Engine Room, you’ll have crucial duties to perform as part of the ship’s company, including firefighting, first aid, and being a member of the damage control team.


  • You’ll need to be aged 16, there’s no upper age limit
  • No qualifications are required for this role
  • Applicants must be British, Irish or Commonwealth citizens. However, a number of career paths have nationality restrictions. Dual Nationality will be considered providing the first nationality is British. Note: Residency restrictions may apply
  • Pass the Naval Swimming Test
Skills and interests
  • A passion for the latest technology
  • Great at working as part of a team
  • A common sense approach to solving mechanical problems
  • A sense of adventure


  • A starting salary of more than £15,000
  • Earned Voyage Leave (EVL) of 7 days for every month spent on board ship
  • Membership of an excellent non-contributory pension scheme
  • World-class training
  • Travel the world
Qualifications you’ll gain
  • Gain an NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Engineering
  • MCA certification that is financially supported by the RFA
Skills you’ll develop
  • Learn to maintain and repair a wide range of electronic and mechanical systems
  • Become confident working with the most cutting-edge equipment




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