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WARFARE SPECIALIST SENSORS (SUBMARINER)

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    Average pay:
    RN and RM Officers and Ratings Rates of Pay 2008
    Age on entry:
    16-36
    Nationality:
    Full British or British/dual
    Qualifications:
    No specific qualifications are needed
    Gender:
    Only men can serve as Warfare Ratings in the Submarine Service
    Job Description

    As a Warfare Specialist Sensors Submariner (SSM) you will be right you will be right at the core of an elite Submarine team. Submarines provide unique stealth and firepower for the Royal Navy. This stealth relies on the ability to remain undetected and to detect potential targets. You will be trained to the highest possible standards to operate a range of sophisticated sonar equipment, both passive (listening) and active (transmitting 'pings').

    We offer most people the security of a Full Career, which is 18 years or to age 40, whichever is later. Some people may have the opportunity to serve for longer, depending on their wishes and the needs of the Service. However, if you want to leave the Royal Navy, you can submit 12 months' notice two and a half years after the end end of your initial professional training. The exact length of this training period depends on the particular job you do and the level of training it requires. All new recruits have a right of discharge at 14 days notice after 4 weeks, within the first 6 months of service, regardless of career terms.

    Warfare Specialist Sensor (Submariner) information packPDF fileDownload the pdf

    On board

    Name: Liam Buckley
    Age: 22

    Why did you join up?

    I joined the Navy to travel the world and meet new people.

    What do you do outside of work?

    I like to play football, rugby or just going to the gym - anything to keep me fit and have a break!

    What do your parents & friends think of your career in the Submarine Service?

    My parents are very proud and think it is a good career with plenty of opportunities open to me.