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The Fleet



37 Silent Street

Tel: 01473 254450
Fax: 01473 221126


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We are close to the town centre, adjacent to the Butter Market shopping precinct and the Bus Station. Ipswich Train Station is a ten minute walk from the Office.

Opening Times

0830 - 1630 Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). An answer-machine will take your call out of normal office hours, please leave a message and a member of staff will contact you during the following working day.

An appointment is not necessary, but advisable if you are travelling some distance to see us or desire to fit your visit into your daily programme. Please allow a minimum of one hour at the AFCO, this will enable you to gather all the information you require and give the opportunity to view a video showing life in the Service.


CPO CA2 Laurie Moody the Office Manager and careers adviser, WO Keith Moss and Cpl Ben Rookwood RM are the team at AFCO Ipswich and look forward to welcoming you to their office. They are available to give advice on your career in the Service and to guide you through every step of your application.

Laurie, Keith and Ben are also available to give formal and informal presentations covering a career in the Service to Schools and Colleges, Cadet Units or Youth Organisations. The preferred age ranges are 14 - 32 but they can deliver their presentations to any age group, and can adapt the contents to suit your requirements. They have the facility to provide a dynamic presentation using Microsoft Power-point, or can give a detailed brief using minimum facilities. They are also available to take part in formal or informal discussions as required. All have a wealth of experience to draw on and can ensure an interesting and versatile provision of information.

A weekly presentation is given at the AFCO and a place on this can be booked by calling 08456 07 55 55, or by completing the application form on this website. The team will respond by letter with an information pack and details of the date and location of the presentation for you. If you are unable to make this presentation, an informal chat can be arranged by calling the AFCO direct.

Area Careers Liaison Officers (ACLO's) visit the AFCO's in their area an average of 1 -2 times per fortnight, and are available to answer any questions or queries by appointment. Officer Entry is open to application to persons aged 16 - 33 (dependant on specialisation) who have, or are predicted to attain, 5 GCSE's at Grade C or above, which must include Maths and English Language. A further requirement is for 180 UCAS points at A level or equivalent. ACLO's are available to give formal and informal presentations on Officer Careers to Schools, Colleges and Universities, and they have the same facilities for this as the AFCO staff. If you are interested in applying to serve in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines as an Officer, please contact our team on 08456 07 55 55, or complete the application form on this website.

The Naval Service offers opportunities for a worthwhile career in a unique working environment, why not come and see what we can offer you?


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