Royal Navy

Royal Navy

About us

A job in the Naval Service means adventure, camaraderie – and lifelong prospects. Every day you make a difference. And no two days are the same. You could be policing the world’s oceans, delivering humanitarian aid when natural or man-made disasters strike. Or you could be deployed in combat. No matter what job you do, you’ll be a key part in operations around the world. Are you ready to go places?

The Medical branch is medicine’s frontline. You’ll push yourself further, providing specialist care in NHS hospitals, on ships at sea, or in a field hospital.

Wherever we go, we need the medical support that will keep us healthy. You could be the only Medic on a submarine, or a Biomedical Scientist on board a ship in the Gulf.

There’s more to medicine in the Navy. From primary care in conflict zones, to specialising in radiation, you’ll experience things you wouldn’t as a civilian.

We need medical professionals across all of our Services, which means you have the opportunity to work above and below the surface – and even earn as a Royal Marines Commando.

Whether you join when you’re still training to be a nurse, or are already a GP, you’ll develop your skills in some unique and challenging environments.



Rated 3.4 out of 5
3.4 out of 5 stars (based on 21 reviews)
Very good24%


Rated 3 out of 5

The job and the friends you make are the best part its definite worth the shot as I was at a dead end after school so it seemed like the best option it definitely wasn’t the worst

Rated 5 out of 5

Made some life long friends, experienced unique opportunities, world class training and memories that you’ll never forget.

No two days are the same. Some days are hard, some are a walk in the park.

If you’re considering it, take the leap, you won’t regret a thing.

Hard work, not good for life planning

Rated 3 out of 5

The navy is something that is very idolised in society and the adverts make it something close to a perfect environment, in reality this is a harsh place with very bad care for the employees/ service members, all in all if you need a job that will give you qualifications and a paycheck join the navy, if you’re looking for excitement and new experiences do not, the adverts lie and the pay is awful for hoe much you work, and don’t expect to be going home as much, go home once or twice a month at best so that’s that.


Qualifications, accommodation, training


Away from home, bad pay, long hours


Rated 1 out of 5

If you like sitting around for hours a day doing nothing and being spoken to like a child by the overgrown children that are management then this is the job for you!

No one cares

Rated 3 out of 5

You are spoken to like a child, mostly by your superiors. There is a produce bad work and pass bad work on culture on board ship. Very little help for new joiners. Shore establishment is no better… constantly being reminded of how good you have it despite the discomfort coming from lack of training. Really outdated training structure. Ranks above do not challenge or encourage new able rates due to being run down themselves. Women are quite clicky, the men immature horn dogs. Would not recommend to anyone.


Free scran on board, few decent nights out.


Far from home, unfair treatment.

Updated on October 8, 2022

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