The Royal Navy, which includes the Royal Marines, is a modern and professional maritime force comprising 33,000 Regular and Reserve personnel. The value placed by the Royal Navy on the diversity of its people is illustrated by what the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, said in January 2016 – “Diversity is about being the best navy in the world. The Royal Navy’s strength rests on our men and women, in all their glorious diversity. Their skill, their determination, their ability to think and fight, determines our success.”
“If you are good enough, it doesn’t matter who you are: anyone can succeed in the Royal Navy.” Admiral Zambellas
Royal Navy ethos is based on inclusive leadership, teamwork, morale, humility and honesty. These principles complement the core values of commitment, courage, discipline, respect for others, integrity and loyalty, qualities which are consistent with the principles of many ethnic and religious communities.
The Royal Navy offers excellent careers in engineering, aviation, medicine, dentistry, law, diving, catering, logistics and training management. All necessary training is provided by the Royal Navy to its people throughout their careers.
The Royal Navy is active 365 days a year providing security at sea, protecting the trade routes and off-shore assets that are so critical to the UK economy, delivering humanitarian assistance, and preventing conflict.
The Royal Navy creates this diverse and inclusive environment through the provision of uniform variants to meet the needs of all communities, food to meet the needs of all religions, spaces for prayer and worship, chaplains for all the main world faiths, and employee networks to support those of ethnic or religious minorities.