WHAT’S IT LIKE?
The Royal Navy is a truly global operation. From essential humanitarian aid to combat missions, our team of around 30,000 men and women are deployed on wide-ranging operations. Without logistics, they wouldn’t have what they need to fulfil these operations. That means everything from bullets and bed linen, to fuel and food. It makes logistics the backbone of the Royal Navy, and Logistics Officers its leaders. You’ll manage a team of specialised logisticians to coordinate supplies and personnel on a global scale. You might be in charge of six months’ worth of supplies, so you’ll constantly need to be one step ahead of global operations. It seems like a gargantuan task. When you’re a Logistics Officer, it’s all in a day’s work.
WHAT DO I GET?
The Royal Navy is only as good as its people. It’s why we invest so much in looking after them. You can expect a pay, benefits and bonus package that’s brimming with features, fast-tracked training, world travel – and real responsibility from the day you start training.
- A starting salary of over £25,000, rising to approximately £32,000 after two years
- An excellent, non-contributory pension scheme
- A 0% interest House Purchase Scheme
- Work towards becoming chartered, with a significant contribution to your fees from us
- Help with housing and education
- Six weeks of paid holiday every year
- Free access to excellent sports facilities
- Free medical and dental care
- Travel all over the world
WHAT DO I NEED?
You’ll need a decent degree under your belt, or have one on the horizon. But looking good on paper is just the start. Your ability to take complex problems in your stride and find quick solutions goes without saying, too. Being a Logistics Officer means you’ll need to be incredibly organised, with an eagle eye for detail across the multiple projects you’ll be running. You’ll also need to be able to think on your feet, thrive on responsibility and lead from the front, in situations that can be difficult, demanding, and sometimes dangerous. You’ll be ready to see the world, live a life of adventure, and build a career that couldn’t be further from a 9-5.
If you’re bright, ambitious, focussed, and think you have what it takes to make a world of difference, there’s a career for you like no other in the Royal Navy. How far you go is up to you.You can work towards a chartered status with a related professional body