WHEN YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER JOINS US THEY WILL ENJOY GOOD PAY, EXCELLENT BENEFITS AND A PROMISING FUTURE. WE CAN HELP WITH THE COST OF THEIR EDUCATION, TOO. AND YOU COULD FIND THAT A LITTLE RESPONSIBILITY DOES THEM THE WORLD OF GOOD
Benefits for parents and guardians
Is your son or daughter thinking of joining the Royal Navy or the Royal Marines? Or are you considering this as a good career for your child and want to find out more?
As a parent or guardian you will be interested in ensuring that your son or daughter chooses the sort of career that opens up a promising future.
There are more than 35 different jobs available in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines - chef, communications specialist, musician, doctor, engineer, stores accountant and nurse are just a few of them. No matter what your son or daughter wants to do, the chances are that the Royal Navy or Royal Marines can give them a job and training that will help them realise their potential.
We can offer them:
- Good pay and allowances
- Accredited training
- A full package of fringe benefits
What we offer - pay and benefits, including:
Education and training, including:
- Joining up – minimum requirements
- Helping with finances - scholarships, apprenticeships, sponsorship, ‘Golden Hellos’
- What’s involved in Phase 1 and Phase 2 training?
Keeping them safe from harm, including:
Joining the Royal Navy or Royal Marines could be the first time youngsters have spent a long time away from home, and we take our responsibility for their welfare very seriously.
At the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre, younger individuals are paired with older trainees to help them settle in. A similar scheme operates on the Royal Navy ships where new recruits are looked after by an older mentor.
- Keeping you informed
- Our policy on bullying
- Counselling – there’s always someone to talk to
- Accidents happen - training injuries
Learn more about career and training opportunities offered by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Commandos. You can also find details of the application process.
Find out more about careers
Find out what Royal Navy applicants can expect from their first eight weeks of training, and get some useful advice on how to prepare.
Get more information on training
Royal Marines – Commando training
Royal Marines recruits go through a rigorous selection process and 32 weeks of tough training at the Commando Training Centre at Lympstone.
Find out more about what it takes to earn a green beret
The Naval Families Federation
This is a very useful site for anyone who has a family member serving overseas. The NFF prides itself on ‘keeping 15,000 family and friends better informed’.
See how the NFF can help
The Royal Navy Community
This website offers support and advice on everything from housing to medical matters. It also includes links to other useful organisations, including Naval Personnel Family Services and Royal Marines Welfare. Tel: 02392 583 806
Get more information from the Royal Navy Community
The sporting life
From archery to rugby, we offer terrific opportunities for your son or daughter to get involved in a wide range of sporting activities.
Find out more about sports in the Royal Navy
Travel and adventure
Hang-gliding, mountaineering, kayaking - a career with the Royal Navy or Royal Marines offers amazing travel and adventure as well.
Find out about opportunities for travel and adventure