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A day in the life of a Warfare Officer in
Navigating Officer in one of Her Majesty's warships
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
Analytical skills, presentation skills, written work for report writing.
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.
Where I hope to be in 5 years
Progression and promotion opportunities are excellent in the Royal Navy.
My advice to students considering work
Do what you think you will enjoy!
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