A day in the life

Travelling the world, making a difference, shaping a career that’s built around your skills and ambitions. It’s about as far away from a regular day job as you can get. Many employers claim that ‘every day is different’ or ‘it’s not a regular 9-5’. The Royal Navy can genuinely make that claim. Whether you join us as an officer or a rating, you’ll enjoy the same prospects for a highly rewarding future: training, travel, adventure – and a career like no other.

A day in the life: Aviation

Liz, 25


I get to be part of a wide variety of missions. I’ve been involved in search-and-rescue, using the winch to pull people to safety, and on the frontline where I’ve fired machine guns.

A day in the life: Engineering

Day in the life

Emily, 28

Weapon Engineer Officer

I was leading a team of engineers from the start, so my decisions really count – and have real consequences, too. Four years in, I’m working hard towards becoming chartered, so I’m very busy. But very ‘good busy’.

A day in the life: Logistics

Ben, 21


I wanted variety from my job, and the Navy’s got that by the bucketload. I’m learning new skills all the time, plus knowing I’m part of a mammoth global effort makes a massive difference.

A day in the life: Medical

Siobhán, 23

Naval Nurse (Student)

Life in the Royal Navy is extraordinary, which is why I wanted to join in the first place. Doing vital work in some amazing places, gives you a real buzz.


Maxine, 23

Logistics Officer (Submariner)

Logistics in the Submarine Service is incredibly demanding – you’re juggling what seems like a million things at the same time. I thrive on it. Knowing how important our missions are makes it even more worthwhile.

A day in the life: Warfare

Barry, 23

Warfare Specialist

I’m right in the thick of it in the Warfare branch. It’s hands-on and can be full on, but that’s part of the buzz – it’s why I love it. It beats sitting behind a desk by a mile.