What roles are there?

Even thinking about joining the Royal Marines makes you different. It sets you apart. To get a step further, you’ll need to be truly special. To be able to dig deeper than most, and go further than others can even imagine. Do that and you’ll be able to take your place in the world’s most elite amphibious fighting force.

There’s something all Royal Marines have in common – the state of mind. Where you use it, and how, will depend on the level you join at and the specialisations you choose. But wherever your career takes you, you’ll always have your green beret, and the pride that comes with wearing it.


There are plenty of specialisations that will help you to shape your career. Take a look at where life in the Royal Marines could take you:

Armoured Support (AS), Armourer (ARM), Assault Engineer (AE), Clerk (C), Combat Intelligence (CI), Driver (D), Drill Instructor (DI), General Duties (GD), Heavy Weapons (Air Defence) (HW(AD), Heavy Weapons (Anti-Tank) (HW(ATK)), Heavy Weapons (Mortars) (HW(MOR)), Landing Craft (LC), Metalsmith (MESM), Mountain Leader (ML), Physical Training Instructor (PTI), Platoon Weapons (Machine Gunner) (PW(MG)), Platoon Weapons (Sniper) (PW(S)), a Corps of Specialists 22, Royal Marines Aircrewman (RMAC), Royal Marines Communications Technician (RMCT), Royal Marines Information Systems (RMIS), Royal Marines Medical Assistant (RMMA), Royal Marines Police (RMP), Signaller (S), Special Forces Communicator (SFC), Stores Accountant (SA), Telecommunications Technician (TT), Vehicle Mechanic (VM).

The following specialisms can only be entered via another specialisation:

Artificer telecommunications (AT), Artificer Vehicles (AV), Foreman of Signals (Information Systems) (FOFS(IS)), Yeoman of signals (YOFS).

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