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The Fleet



63 Belmont Street
AB10 1JS

Tel: 01224 639999
Fax: 01224 621090


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You can find us opposite the Aberdeen Art Gallery and Robert Gordon College.

Opening Times

We're open Monday to Thursday from 0900 - 1700, and Friday 0900 - 1600.
No appointment is required, just drop in for an informal brief about career opportunities in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.


We are also able to attend shows and fairs with supporting assets when available. Visiting teams are also available to give presentations and teambuilding days and we will also attend Careers Conventions and Jobs Fairs.

A weekly presentation is given every Wednesday at the AFCO which starts at 2pm. To book a place at this presentation you can call 08456 075555, complete an enquiry form online or contact the AFCO direct.

Shetland Islands

A Royal Navy Careers Advisor visits the Shetland Islands twice a year. In late March to visit schools and careers centres and in late September for the annual Careers Scotland careers fair in the Clickimin Centre. Careers literature is also available at Job Centre Plus, Lerwick and Careers Scotland, Tollclock Shopping Centre, Lerwick.

Royal Fleet Auxiliary

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary is the organisation that sails alongside the Royal Navy, supporting it with whatever it needs, wherever it goes in the world. The AFCO can supply you with careers information or visit

Royal Marines Reserve

A Royal Marines Reserve Detachment is based at Bridge of Don Barracks. If you feel you are ready for a challenge and have the physical ability to complete Royal Marines Reserve Training but don’t want regular service then contact 0141 445 6020 or the AFCO direct for more information.

Royal Naval Reserve

A Royal Naval Reserve Unit is based in Dundee. There are weekly drill nights and some weekends and you get paid ! So if you don’t want to commit to a full time career in regular service, you could consider the Royal Naval Reserve as an alternative option. For further information call AFCO Aberdeen.

Sea Cadet Units

The following Sea Cadet Units are located in the area:
• TS Scylla – Pocra Quay, Aberdeen
• TS Bon-Accord – Bridge of Don Barracks, Aberdeen
• TS Carron – Stonehaven
• TS Gowanlea – Fraserburgh
• TS Caledonia – Peterhead
For further information on these units visit or call AFCO Aberdeen on 01224 639999.

Job Centre Visits

A Careers adviser regularly visits the Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Banff and Buckie job centres please call the office for details. It is also possible for us to visit you at school if you live outside the city again please give us a call.

Forthcoming Events where the Royal Navy will be represented are:

6th June Army Careers Event     Bridge of Don Barracks (Local Schools event)
15th June Aberdeen Highland Games Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen
21-22 June Castle Fraser Steam Fair   Castle Fraser, Aberdeenshire
21-22 June Port Soy Boat Festival    Port Soy, Aberdeenshire

Ratings' Look at Life Course

Venue - Royal Naval Acquaint Centre, Rosyth, Fife

If you are considering a Career with the Royal Navy, an opportunity now exists to attend the above course which includes a single night in residence, incorporates a ship or submarine visit, team building, job opportunity (branch) lectures and an overview of ethos and core values of the Royal Navy. The courses start normally on a Monday and Wednesday at noon and end mid-afternoon the following day.  All food, accommodation and travel is provided free of charge to those attending.

If you are interested and would like to attend one of these informative courses, please contact either the telephone number or the email address at the head of this page.

Available dates are:

Mon 26 May

Wed 28 May
Mon 23 June
Wed 25 June

Mon 21 July
Wed 23 July




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