Many people each year consider joining the Navy as a possible long term career path and it is easy to see why with the wide variety of careers on offer. Not only does the Navy offer a reasonable pay for those starting off, it also have great promotions opportunities and the further you progress the more rapidly your pay increases.
However, for those looking for a career in the Navy it is not the pay that attracts them to this career, but the opportunity to develop and learn a trade and fantastic travel opportunities. As part of the Royal Navy you will often get the opportunity to travel around the world and visit many different countries whether you are undertaking training exercises, peace keeping objectives or real missions.
The type of people that apply to join vary greatly from those who have just left school after completing their G.C.S.E’s to those who have undertaken a degree at University and even those seeking a new challenge and change of direction. For the most part the navy welcomes applications from both men and women of all ages, from all back grounds and different walks of life.
Chances are that no matter what you have done previously, the Navy will have a position that will suit you. The number of recent applications for careers not only in the Navy but also amongst other Armed Forces has grown rapidly with the rising unemployment for the simple reason that this is one of those careers that is regarded as safe and secure.
Here are just a few of the possibilities open to you: Aircrew Officer (Pilot and Observer) Air Engineering, Chaplain, Combat Operations, Communications & Intelligence, Dentistry & Dentistry Support, Engineering & Mechanics, Marine and Weapons Engineering Officers, Air Engineer Officers Information & Technology Specialists Logistics Officer, Medical & Medical Support, Medical and Nursing Officers, Naval and Medical Assistants provide first-class medical care for all Naval personnel. Personnel & Supply Chain, Stores Accountants, Seamanship, Logistics Officers and the Royal Navy Submarine Service.
As you can see there are a number of different careers paths but before you can join the navy you will need to pass a difficult and often testing selection process. There are four main stages to the application process: the application form, the academic tests, the interview and the pre-joining fitness test.
You will need to pass every stage if you want to be successful and the best way to do this is to ensure you prepare yourself effectively. Many candidates turn up un prepared and as a result struggle on the day. What ever stage you at there is always some preparation that you can undertake to help you stand out from the other candidates. The best way to get started is by submitting an application form that stands out and will be noticed.