£20,400 yearly
  • Army
  • United Kingdom
  • 03 Nov, 2020
Full time Defence and Military

Job Description

Becoming an RLC Mariner means working outdoors on the water, all over the world. You need to be able to think on your feet, even in the most challenging of situations and be able to work well under pressure. Acting as part of a vessel’s crew, you will form part of the vessels watch, helping with navigational safety, stability and security. Your role is also essential to the safety of your vessel, crew mates, passengers and cargo.

We often work alongside the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and in support of the Royal Marines, carrying out real-life tasks such as hurricane and disaster relief in and around the Caribbean.

Aside from seamanship, there are also opportunities to get involved in the huge array of sports represented within the Army, as well as all forms of Adventurous Training - from Alpine skiing and snowboarding to ice climbing and scuba diving.



  • Primarily based in Marchwood, Southampton, you’ll work on either a Mexeflote, Combat Support Boat or Workboat.
  • Form part of a crew responsible for the maintenance, security and upkeep of the vessel, as well as lifesaving equipment.
  • Opportunities to travel all over the world - wherever the vessels are called on to operate.
  • Earn your Category B, C and C+E Driving Licences.
  • Complete a Level 3 Workboat Apprenticeship Standard with associated MCA and RYA certification.