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Women in the Navy
The Navy offers a range of exciting career opportunities to everyone, regardless of gender. We champion gender equality and provide a uniquely supportive working environment.
When you're working ashore, most Navy jobs have regular hours, giving you plenty of opportunities to socialise, play sport, spend time with your family and make the most of the extensive fitness and leisure facilities on base.
When serving at sea, your days will be structured to balance work time with relaxation; and most vessels feature plenty of exercise and entertainment equipment.
In today's modern ADF, women receive exactly the same salaries, training, vocational development and promotion opportunities as their male colleagues. We believe career advancement and rewards should be based on potential, effort and achievement.
Parents in the Navy are given the flexibility and support to manage their family commitments while continuing their career. This includes the provision of extended leave and part-time work options when appropriate, and the offer of alternative or 'on hold' career paths to accommodate changes in circumstances.
Serving members with families have access to support programs which include:
- 24/7 support during deployment, relocation and time apart
- Partner employment
- Children's education services
- Crisis support
It's important for Navy personnel to be fit enough to carry out their duties effectively, so keeping fit will be an integral part of your job. When at sea you'll have access to gym equipment. When ashore, you can enjoy a wide range of team sports on base along with pools and well-equipped fitness facilities.
This guide will help you get started on your fitness journey, including correct practising techniques for your Pre-entry Fitness Assessment (PFA).
The Navy has flexible enlistment pathway options for different phases of a career. These have been developed with the needs of candidates seeking full-time or part-time roles, and with some roles having more than one entry method. Discover the best way for you to start an exciting career in the Navy.
If you want to experience life in the Navy but are concerned about the number of years you have to commit to, a 2 to 3 year role is for you.
There are 2 to 3 year roles available for General Entry Sailor and Submariner roles, this includes Marine Technician, Electronics Technician, Aviation Technician, Communications Operator, Networks Operator, Electronic Warfare Submariner, and more.
If you demonstrate high potential when interviewed and are keen to join as soon as possible, Recruit When Ready could be for you.
- Join at a time that suits your personal circumstances.
- Open to all General Entry roles.