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Royal Marines Officer

We are the UK’s elite amphibious force.  We use Royal Navy ships as a base and we launch operations from the sea, land or air.  What makes us unique is our ability to operate in any location or environment.  We’re specialists in mountain warfare and extreme cold-weather warfare and we train in climbing, skiing and mountaineering.  We’ve developed expertise in jungle warfare and desert warfare and we are able to live and fight in the most hostile conditions on earth.  We’re also highly trained in close-quarter combat in built-up areas, where lives literally depend on teamwork, discipline, weapon-handling skills and the ability to think on your feet.  As a Royal Marines Officer, you will command a troop of Royal Marines, leading them from the front using your skills in planning, tactics and decision making while also being responsible for their morale, training and operational effectiveness.


Click on the links to download a complete job description of this role:

Royal Marines Career Guide


Admiralty Interview Board

Get Fit To Apply Booklet


Are you right for this role?

You should have the following qualifications:

180 UCAS points (including 2 non-overlapping subject areas).  Each subject must be allocated at least 45 UCAS points.  Five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades or equivalent, which must include English and Maths.

For direct graduate entry, you’ll need a degree or equivalent, 180 UCAS points (as above) and five GCSEs (A* to C) or Scottish Standard Grades or equivalent, which must include English and Maths.  British or British dual citizenship.  Nationality restrictions may apply for certain specialist jobs.

You must be aged between 17 and 25 years.

You should like:
  • Leading and Managing People
  • Responsibility and Decision Making
  • Outdoor Activities
  • A Sense of Adventure
You should have these skills:
  • Leadership and Management
  • Good Physical and Mental Stamina
  • Reliable
  • Honesty and Integrity 


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