Motormen – Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Published 3rd September 2018

United Kingdom
Job Type
Job Reference
Vessel Type
Qualification Requirements
ERW Cert, ENG1, STCW, Security Awareness, Passport etc


We are currently recruiting Motormen for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA), who hold an Engine Room Watch Rating Certificate

Tour to leave ratio: 4 months on with 12 weeks leave.

Salary: Based on Experience

Pension: Civil Service Pension Scheme with an average employer contribution rate of 21%

Additional benefits

  • Port visits and operational stand-downs worldwide allow you to enjoy downtime in the places you visit
  • Mandated and career training courses funded by the RFA
  • Express career opportunities (role specific)

Due to Ministry of Defence (MOD) security regulations candidates must comply with one of the following;

  1. Born in the United Kingdom and hold a UK Passport
  2. Hold dual nationality and lived in the United Kingdom for at least 5 years (2nd country of origin must not have compulsory national/military service)
  3. A naturalised citizen of the United Kingdom and held a UK Passport for a minimum of 5 years.

Certification required

ENG1 medical certificate, 2 years unrestricted for worldwide sea service
A STCW 95 Reg 111/4 Engine Room Watch Rating certificate
A level 2 qualification in Engineering, or equivalent 
Proof of recent sea experience aboard a Merchant Navy vessel, with at least 6 months of the last 36 months in the Engineering branch.
Four elements of basic training, updated iaw Manila Convention 2010
Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Code-Table A-Vl/1-1)
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Code-Table A-Vl/1-2)
Elementary First Aid (STCW Code-Table A-Vl/1-3)
Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (STCW Code-Table A-Vl/1-4) 


All candidates must hold the following vaccinations however, these are not initially required at the time of applying and are attained during the recruitment process.  


  1. Yellow Fever
  2. Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio
  3. Hepatitis A
  4. Typhoid
  5. Meningitis C
  6. Measles, Mumps & Rubella
  7. Tuberculosis (Mantoux test for candidates under age 35 without a BCG scar or documentary evidence).

Experience Required

Motorman experience
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