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.
Logistics is the backbone of the Royal Navy; Logistics Officers are its leaders. Sustaining over 35,000 men and women across the world, every day, is no mean feat. It’s your job to make sure they have what they need, when they need it. That means everything from bullets and bed linen, to fuel and food. Without you, global naval operations would literally grind to a halt. It seems like a gargantuan task, but for a Logistics Officer, it’s all in a day’s work.
Day to day, you’ll always be one step ahead of global operations and naval functions, as you manage six months’ worth of equipment and supplies.
You’ll lead your team of logisticians to ensure your ship has what it needs to always be operationally effective, whether that’s delivering humanitarian aid or deployment on a combat mission.
From supply chain management to accounting, your role is demanding and all-encompassing; you’ll co-ordinate the movements of supplies and personnel on a global scale.
You’ll gain a broad range of qualifications that are valued by employers around the world, including internationally recognised Charterships.
You must be between 17 and 39
You’ll need 72 UCAS points from your A-Levels (or Scottish equivalent), including two non-overlapping subject areas; acceptable UCAS points can be accrued from A-level grades A*-D, or AS-level grade A
You’ll need at least 5 GCSEs at grades A-C (9-4) (or Scottish equivalent) which must include English and Mathematics at grade B/6 or above
A National of the United Kingdom, a Commonwealth citizen or Dual National
A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 28 (between 17 and 27 if under 18)
Pass the Naval Swimming Test
Skills and interests
The ability to thrive on responsibility and lead from the front
Confidence making key decisions in high-pressure situations
A problem-solver, with a common sense approach, who can work well as part of a team
A real sense of adventure, with a high level of physical and mental fitness
A starting salary of over £27,000, rising to approximately £33,000 after two years
An excellent pension scheme
Six weeks of paid holiday every year
Free medical and dental care
Qualifications you’ll gain
Study for an MSc or MA
Gain specialist vocational qualifications as your career develops, like membership to the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Institute of Administrative Management and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Skills you’ll develop
Learn how to lead people in a highly pressurised environment, mentoring more junior personnel and overseeing some extremely complex projects
Gain an in-depth knowledge of everything from supply chain and personnel management, to law and accounting, managing multiple tasks at the same time, while maintaining a cool head and never losing sight of the bigger picture
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