WHAT’S IT LIKE?
You’ll look after our most important asset: our people. As a truly global operation, the Royal Navy is made up of around 30,000 highly skilled men and women, each performing diverse roles in circumstances that can difficult, demanding – and sometimes dangerous.
This is no ordinary medical role. As a Medical Officer, you’ll use your extensive knowledge of your discipline in some of the most challenging environments on the planet. You might be deployed to a conflict zone, where your patients are also your friends. Or you could take on a leadership role at a hospital serving all three armed forces. You can specialise in a major discipline, and there are also specialisations you might never pursue in an entire civilian career, including submarine, diving, aviation and radiation medicine. Whichever you choose, there are few medical careers that are as challenging as they are rewarding.
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 £41,000, rising to at least £55,000 after two years
- An excellent, non-contributory pension scheme
- A 0% interest House Purchase Scheme
- Help with housing and education
- Six weeks of paid holiday every year
- Free medical and dental care
- Free access to excellent sports facilities
- Travel all over the world
If you haven’t quite finished your course yet, we can help with your fees, pay you a wage while you complete your studies – and guarantee you a job when you graduate.
WHAT DO I NEED?
You’ll need a full medical degree (MBChB) under your belt, or have one on the horizon. But looking good on paper is just the start. Your flawless organisational skills and cool head under pressure go without saying, too. Being a Medical Officer means you’ll need to perform at your very best, wherever you are and whatever the operation demands of you. You’ll also need to be able to think on your feet, thrive on responsibility and lead from the front, in extraordinary circumstances. 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 medical career for you like no other in the Royal Navy. How far you go is up to you.