Navigating Officer in one of Her Majesty's warships

About me

James W.
Politics, Economics and Philosophy
Philosophy and Politics
United Kingdom

About this profile

Warfare Officer
Royal Navy
Armed forces and emergency services
Large business (250+ employees)

About the job

What I do

I am a Navigating Officer in one of Her Majesty's warships. I ensure that the Ship is where it needs to be in order to carry out its mission be that war fighting; conducting maritime security operations; providing humanitarian aid; or any other task that the Royal Navy may be required to undertake.

Skills I use and how I developed them

Degree skills:
Analytical skills, presentation skills, written work for report writing.

Extracurricular skills:
The leadership and management experience obtained through running the University Sailing Club has been extremely useful.

What I like most

Life in the Royal Navy is very varied and the travel opportunities are excellent.

What I like least

The hours are long and you spend a lot of time away from home.

Finding and applying for the job

How I found out about the job

Employer's website

My career

Where I hope to be in 5 years

Progression and promotion opportunities are excellent in the Royal Navy.

My advice to students

My advice to students considering work

Do what you think you will enjoy!

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