Funding & scholarships
If you're still at school and think you may have what it takes to become an officer in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines, you could be awarded a scholarship or bursary to help you with the cost of your studies. If you are an aspiring engineer, you could even win a place at Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College, preparing you for a rewarding technical or engineering career as an officer in the Royal Navy.
Life as a student is not always easy on your pocket so whether you’re looking to enter sixth form, college, or you're thinking of going to university, being sponsored by the Royal Navy or Royal Marines will help with the funding of your continued education. You also have a great job offer at the end of it all.
No matter what age you are, you’ll be able to get a taste of a life without limits and kickstart your career. Find out more by choosing your relevant stage below.
When can I join?
You can join most Royal Navy branches from 16, up to your 37th birthday. The age limit for becoming an officer is different – and you must be within it when you enter Britannia Royal Naval College. If you’re too young, we can put you on a waiting list.
By joining us on one of our Cadetship Schemes, you don’t have to choose between gaining higher qualifications and earning decent money on your way to a career as a Royal Fleet Auxiliary Deck or Engineering Officer.
If you’re an aspiring engineer, there is no better way to fast track your career than at Welbeck College – the Royal Navy’s Defence Sixth Form College near Loughborough.