Warfare Officer

United Kingdom
Starting salary of over £25,000, rising to approximately £32,000 after two years
04 Oct 2016
04 Feb 2017
Job Type
Graduate jobs

Technology. Travel. Tactics. This is the Royal Navy’s leading edge. Are you ready to make a world of difference?


Being a Warfare Officer puts you right in the heart of the action, all over the world. You’re an essential part of our missions, making key strategic decisions in demanding circumstances that can change quickly. You could be rescuing Syrian refugees to safety in the Med, or tracking down pirates in the Persian Gulf. You’re fundamental to the Royal Navy’s modus operandi: protecting our nation’s interests. It’s a challenging role, and it’s not for everyone.

Part strategist, part sailor, you’ll lead a team of specialists in all conditions. You’ll work with some of the most advanced technology in the world, whether you’re tracking enemy aircraft with sophisticated radar systems or mapping seabeds to meticulously plan an amphibious assault. Whatever the mission, you’ll take it in your stride.


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
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year
  • Help with housing and education
  • Free medical and dental care
  • Free access to excellent sports facilities
  • Travel all over the world


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 can-do attitude and cool head under pressure go without saying, too. Being a Warfare Officer means you’ll need to embrace a life at sea and combine it with a strategic, tactical mind. 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.