What's next in the Royal Marines?

Joining the Royal Marines is a rigorous process because only the best have what it takes. We need to know what you’re made of before you can be one of us. Each step takes you closer to your green beret.

The process can be demanding but the rewards are unparalleled. Here you can find out everything you need to know about applying, preparing for the tests and what’s expected of you.

Want to apply?

If you think you’re ready to take on the challenge of a lifetime, send us your details and we’ll be in touch with more information.

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Want to talk to us?

We’re always happy to give you all the information you need about life in the Royal Marines. All you need to do is visit an Armed Forces Careers Office (AFCO).

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Get ready to join

Already applied and want make sure you’re properly prepared? We’ve got step by step advice that covers each element of the joining process.

Get ready to join

Interested in a Ground Close Combat role?

Women interested in a career in Ground Close Combat roles in the Royal Marines may be at greater risk than men from Musculoskeletal injury, reproductive health and mental ill-health. You can read more about this on our Women in Combat page. 


Get fit to join

Trying to shape up for life in the Royal Marines? Physical examinations are a constant feature of the joining process. Here’s some tips on getting in peak condition.

Get fit to join