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No specific experience/qualifications required. As a Seaman, you will become one of the most valuable and versatile members of the Royal Navy Reserves. Your main responsibility will be to protect ships against terrorist or other threats, both in harbour and at sea. You will be trained in weapon handling, seamanship, firefighting, nuclear, biological and chemical defence (NBCD), helicopter operations and the ship protection organisation.

You will work in 12-person teams and train as an independently deployable force led by a Chief Petty Officer. In your team, you may be moved at short notice to supplement Royal Navy ships’ companies or merchant navy ships, where you would work closely with Amphibious Operations Officers and Navigators. You may also support the mine countermeasures battlestaff and have the opportunity to train as Mine Warfare Operations Specialists.