Graduate Opportunity

Training Management Officer

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What you’ll do

Our people make the Royal Navy the force it is. They’re our biggest asset. Being a Training Management Officer means supporting the development of officers and ratings all over the world. You’re the person who makes sure they have the right skills, knowledge and qualifications for every situation and role. There are opportunities to serve in the surface fleet, submarine service and alongside Royal Marines as a Commando.

"I have the privilege of looking past the military equipment to the person operating it. Being even a small part of helping this diverse group of people achieve their goals is very rewarding." - Grace, Training Management Officer, Engineering Branch.

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George, a 2nd year uni student is talking to graduate officers for the lowdown on graduate careers and opportunities.

Your role

  • Manage the training and development of the Royal Navy's most valuable asset, our people, to ensure they are prepared for global operations.
  • As specialists in the 'Defence Systems Approach to Training' you will Influence, Shape and Drive Innovation within Training.
  • Ensure that, in partnership with industry, new ships, submarines, aircraft and equipment enter service which are adequately supported by the right training.
  • Support the continuous development of individuals, teams and organisations through education, coaching, mentoring and leadership and management to deliver operational effect.
  • Your career as a Training Manager provides you with the opportunity to qualify as a Commando and work alongside 3 Commando Brigade wherever it finds itself deployed. In this capacity your responsibilities will include the management of learning & development provision and professional military education for Royal Marines in the operational units, media and information operations, as well as providing training support in the development of niche Royal Marines capabilities.
  • You may choose to qualify as a Training Manager Submariner. As well as serving on a submarine providing education and personal development opportunities, you will also be employed in roles that see you provide specialist support to the Royal Navy and other defence agencies in maintaining submarine operations.
  • Core TM skill-sets are in demand and are routinely required in operational theatres.

What you'll need


  • You’ll need to be aged 17 – 39
  • An honours degree in any STEM subject
  • If you take your A-levels after the start of 2017, you need 72 UCAS points, including two non-overlapping subject areas; before 2017, you need 180 UCAS points
  • If you take your GCSEs (or Scottish Equivalent) after the start of 2017, you need 5 at grades 9 – 4, including English Language and Maths; before 2017, you need 5 at grades A*– C
  • A National of the United Kingdom, a Commonwealth citizen or Dual National.
  • Commonwealth applicants applying from inside their country of origin must be aged minimum 18. If a resident in the UK Commonwealth applicants are eligible to apply at 16. Current valid passports and visas (where applicable) are a mandatory requirement to be eligible to apply, it is the responsibility of individual applicants to ensure that they have permission to be in the UK and this permission is valid for the entirety of the recruitment process up to the point entry.

Skills & interests

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • An interest in Coaching and Mentoring to support personal development
  • An agile and enquiring mind, with the ability to grasp new concepts quickly.

What you’ll get

  • A starting salary of at least £27,000, rising to around £33,000 after just two years.
  • An excellent non-contributory pension scheme – we pay into it for you, so you don’t have to sacrifice any salary.
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year.
  • Handy discounts with lots of top brands, from Marriott hotels to Audi cars and high street stores.
  • Amazing opportunities, including world travel and adventurous training for two weeks every year.
  • Free gym and sports, from football to kayaking to kite-surfing.
  • Forces Help to Buy scheme – a 0% loan to get you on, or further up, the housing ladder.
  • Subsidised travel, accommodation and food.

COVID-19 update - The Royal Navy continues to recruit throughout the period with a few amends to the usual process. We are currently not conducting any face to face interviews, medicals etc…. All this is being done through Skype, phone calls etc… If a virtual alternative is not possible then a Royal Navy Careers Advisor will contact the candidate and take them through the next steps.

Our Careers Advisors are still working and will continue to process applications for those already applied.

Naval service training continues, however, in this rapidly changing situation this may cease.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £27,000, rising to around £33,000 after two years + benefits
  • All grades
  • UK + International

Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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