Your role

  • Practise all the major laboratory disciplines, whether you’re in a hospital in Birmingham, or on board a ship off the coast of Bahrain
  • Combine your degree with military training to prepare for life in the Navy
  • Play a key role in supporting deployed personnel as well as those stationed in the UK
  • Be part of a world-class medical service that’s respected far beyond the Armed Forces
  • What you’ll get

    Skills for life

    Qualifications you’ll gain

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
  • An opportunity to study further at Degree level 6 and Masters level 7 to top up your professional portfolio
  • Skills you’ll develop

  • How to support medical teams with clinical lab service, wherever they are in the world
  • Experience every laboratory discipline, and develop throughout your career
  • Pay and benefits

  • A salary of up to £18,000 while studying at university
  • Earn at least £30,000 after university and initial training
  • An excellent pension scheme
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year
  • Free medical and dental care
  • Career progression

    Day one

    Start your four years of studying at Aston University

    Professional training

    Once qualified, finish joining routine, start your rotation

    Year one

    Following your degree, Leading Rates Leadership Course

    First promotion

    Become Leading Hand, mentor students, go on deployment

    Second promotion

    Become Petty Officer, take on more managerial responsibility

    What you’ll need


  • You must be aged 17.5 to 39
  • Evidence of academic study within the last 5 years
  • 2 weeks of clinical experience
  • A Levels ABB or BBB to include Biology or Human Biology
  • You’ll need at least 5 GCSEs at grades A-C (9-4) (or Scottish equivalent), which must include English, Mathematics and Science at grade B/6 or above (In the interview a good standard of English and a reference is required)
  • You must be a British or Irish national, a , or a Dual National
  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 28 (between 17 and 27 if under 18)
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  • Skills and interests

  • An aptitude for technical thinking in the clinical environment 
  • A caring and compassionate nature
  • A passion for helping people
  • A team player
  • An adventurous spirit
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