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Modernising Catering Specialisation

For those interested in joining the Royal Navy as part of the catering specialisation please visit the Royal Navy recruitment page.

For those current serving members of the Royal Navy. A great deal has moved on since the amalgamation of the chef and steward specialisations was announced last year.

“Vesting Day” happened on 1 Feb, a symbolic milestone one day after the cessation of the recruitment of AB(stewards). The “Pioneer” cross-training course to the catering specialisation started at the end of January with the second in February.

There are a series of working groups which meet regularly in Navy Command to discuss all aspects of the future of catering in the Royal Navy.  Each of these meetings include JRs chefs and stewards so your voices are being heard.

If you are alongside and are interested in taking part in one of these meetings, contact us via the Unify mailbox.

Failing that, we are planning focus groups for May in each of the base port areas. These will be open to chefs and stewards employed in other locations such as Air Stations and Royal Marine units.

If you are currently serving as a Chef or Steward in the Royal Navy and you want to know more please get in touch with your career manager.

National Apprenticeship Week 2019

Since 2002, the Naval Service has trained over 50,000 apprentices.

At any one time the Naval Service has over 10% of its personnel enrolled on one of 23 Apprenticeships, affirming its membership of the 5% Club. All new recruits (Royal Navy and Royal Marines) regardless of Branch or Specialisation are offered a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship with subsequent progression opportunities including advanced, higher and degree apprenticeships; opportunities which will continually develop over the next 2 years as part of the Naval Service learning and development agenda.

The Naval Service Apprenticeship Programme offers apprenticeships across all branches in the following Occupational Sector Areas: Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies; Business & Administration, Health, Care and Public Services; Information and Communication Technology, Protective Services, Leisure, Travel and Tourism, and Retail and Commercial Enterprise.

Online Calculator

As a member of the Naval Service, we want to show you how important you are to us. We offer a generous benefits package that helps with the little things in life, both financial and non-financial, as well as the heftier items like travel and accommodation.

The online calculator shows the latest available information from Pay 18 - you can find out exactly what the changes mean to you for the year ahead.

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