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RNR - A World of Opportunity

  • Introduction
    The role of the RNR is to enable the Royal Navy to meet its operational commitments in times of stretch, crisis, tension and war.
  • What do I get out of it?
    The role is one you can do in your spare time, but you can get a lot out of it. For some people it can help shape their career, for others it could be a stepping stone to a full-time career in the Royal Navy, and some join because it offers a great social life and the chance to take part in a fantastic range of sports and activities.
  • Commitment
    The minimum annual commitment is just 24 days, of which 12 are required to be continuous, and there is a great deal of flexibility about how you make up this time. It can be over weekends, week nights or training courses.
  • Initial Training
    New Entry Training is in two parts. The first part, Part 1, is conducted in Unit and Part 2 is a two-week course held at HMS Raleigh in Torpoint, Cornwall.
  • Life in the Unit
    You will be given all the training you need to do your job and more. On some of the training exercises, you could find yourself battling the elements on a boat or being winched down from a helicopter!
  • My job and the RNR
    The Royal Navy is one of the largest training organisations in the UK and offers a whole range of training courses, many of which may be applicable in your civilian life, such as basic first aid, basic fire fighting, and command, leadership and management skills.