royalnavy.mod.ukTop Class Employer with Top Class People


The Fleet


  • Tests

    You will be invited to attend several tests which all take place on different days.

    Four-part written test

    In the written test we will look at how well you can figure out problems, how good you are at English and maths, and if you understand mechanics. The tests are not designed to give you a grade, they are to show us what sort of jobs you will be good at. To find out more, download the Procedures and Practice Test Booklet pdf, below, or ask your local Armed Forces Careers Office for a copy.

    PDF file Procedures and Practice Test Booklet


    We will invite you for an interview a few days after your tests. We will discuss your family and friends, your schooling, work experience and interests. We will also be looking to find out how much you know about the Royal Navy and the job you are applying for, and how committed you are to a career with us.

    At the end of the interview, we will tell you if you have been successful in the application process so far.

    Pre-joining fitness test

    Over the course of the application process, you will also have to complete the pre-joining fitness test, to make sure you will be able to cope with Royal Navy training. You will have to do a 2.4km (1.5 mile) run on a treadmill at a fitness centre near you. The maximum times in which you must complete the run are:

    Age Men Women
    15-24 12min 20sec 14min 35sec
    25-29 12min 48sec 15min 13sec
    30-34 13min 18sec 15min 55sec
    35-39 13min 49sec 16min 40sec

    PDF file Pre-joining Fitness Programme

    Back to Joining as a rating

Next steps for your career

your local careers officeregister your interest

Get more information

Find a Careers Office

Would you like to learn more? Choose an information pack here.

Request a pack
What is an officer?
What is a Rating?