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  • If you’ve decided that you’re interested in a Royal Navy career, it’s time to begin the formal recruitment process

    HELPING YOU SUCCEED

    At first, you might think that the whole process is a bit involved. That’s because we want you to be absolutely sure that it’s the right decision. And it’s our duty to make sure you’re right for a career in the Armed Services. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to show us what you’re made of and we’ll help you make the most of them.

    1. GET IN TOUCH

    Call us on 08456 07 55 55. You’ll be asked a few basic questions to check you’re eligible. Or you can request a call back by filling in this short form.

    Am I eligible?

    2. MEET US

    We’ll book you a place at an Initial Careers Presentation (ICP), held at a careers office near you. You’ll learn more about us and the job options open to you.

    3. FIND OUT MORE

    After the ICP, you can ask the Careers Advisor any questions you may have. You’ll then fill in a short application form. You’ll also tell us when you want to move on with your application. At this point, you’re still not committed to joining the Royal Navy.

    4. SHOW US WHAT YOU’VE GOT

    We’ll arrange for you to take the Recruit Test (RT), which covers basic English and maths, problem-solving and understanding of mechanics. We recommend you work through the examples in this practice booklet before you sit the real thing. If you don’t pass the RT first time, don’t worry, as you can take it again. At this point, you should start thinking about which job you want to do.

    5. YOUR WAY AHEAD

    We’ll take a look at your RT results, as well as any existing qualifications and interests you have. Then we’ll discuss the most suitable jobs open to you.

    6. FIT TO JOIN

    You’ll need to take a medical, an eye test and the pre-joining fitness test. Make sure you get yourself in good shape. Take a look at our online pre-joining fitness programme or you can download the programme as a PDF . For some jobs, such as Pilots, you will have to take extra aptitude tests. If we feel you have the potential to train as an officer, you’ll enter the selection process, which ends in the Admiralty Interview Board.

    7. WELCOME ABOARD

    When you’ve passed the various tests, we’ll make you a formal job offer. As soon as a place becomes available, you’ll begin your basic training. Remember to keep your fitness levels up to make sure you’re still fit to start your training.

    Don’t forget: We’re here to help. If you have questions or concerns at any stage in the process, please ask your Careers Advisor. It’s what they’re there for.

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