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What is your Commitment?
In the Navy you'll enjoy stimulating work, job security, training and development, a good salary package and a range of benefits. Here's what we expect in return.
In return for the world-class training you receive in the Navy, you will be expected to serve for what's called an Initial Minimum Period of Service or IMPS. The exact IMPS varies by job, but as a broad guide:
Whatever your role, it's important to remember this key purpose of the Navy. You could be called upon to deploy to or near a combat zone, or find yourself supporting a peacekeeping mission. Other work could include helping communities devastated by natural disasters and engaging in search and rescue operations.
You can expect to experience a number of moves throughout your Navy career, based on service needs and deployment opportunities. While this can be disruptive to family life, the Navy will support you and your family throughout transitions.
Becoming proficient in seamanship is just the start of what you'll learn in the Navy. In addition to gaining military and naval skills, you’ll be expected to acquire and maintain trade skills and professional qualifications that will help you excel in your job. Many of the roles on offer can be compared with civilian careers and the training can often lead to nationally-recognised accreditation.
You may be called upon to work long and irregular hours when necessary, which are not eligible for penalty rates or overtime. You may be called upon to work long and irregular hours when necessary, which are not eligible for penalty rates or overtime. Your salary compensates for the unique factors of Service life.