Your role

  • Gain your BSc in Diagnostic Radiography and then apply and develop your clinical skills in diverse environments
  • Work within a Joint Hospital Group Unit and be deployed all over the world when needed
  • Tailor your career to your ambitions, whether that’s further professional training in ultrasound and CT scanning, or serve with more specialised forces like the Royal Marines
  • 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) degree in Diagnostic Radiography
  • An opportunity to study further at Degree level 6 and Masters level 7 to top up your professional portfolio
  • Leadership and Management qualifications
  • Skills you’ll develop

  • How to provide a world-class diagnostic service, wherever you are in the world
  • Opportunity for further training in CT and ultrasound
  • Learn to be adaptable, flexible and disciplined
  • Pay and benefits

  • A salary that rises to £20,000 after initial training
  • Earn in excess of £33,038 after graduating 
  • Fantastic pay and promotion prospects
  • An excellent pension scheme
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year
  • Free medical and dental care
  • Sport and adventurous training opportunities
  • Career progression

    Day one

    Begin Initial Naval Training at HMS Raleigh

    Professional training

    Complete your BSc in Diagnostic Radiography at Birmingham City University

    Year four

    Once qualified, join your first unit in Plymouth or Birmingham

    First promotion

    Promote to Leading Medical Technician on qualifying and complete Leading Rates Command Course

    Second promotion

    If you work hard, you can promote to Petty Officer and take on more responsibility

    What you’ll need


  • You must be aged 17 and a half to 39
  • You’ll need 120 UCAS points from your A-Levels (or Scottish equivalent), including two non-overlapping subject areas; acceptable UCAS points can be accrued from A-level grades A*-D, or AS-level grade A
  • You’ll need at least 5 GCSEs at grades A-C (9-4) (or Scottish equivalent), which must include English and Mathematics at grade B/6 or above
  • 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

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A caring and compassionate nature
  • Independent thinking, with the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • A highly organised team player
  • An adventurous spirit
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