Britain is an island nation, so we’ve always understood the importance of controlling and defending our seas. This is still a big part of what the Royal Navy does, but by no means all. We are first and foremost a fighting force, serving alongside our allies in conflicts around the world. We also protect Britain’s ports, fishing grounds and merchant ships and help tackle international smuggling, terrorism and piracy. Increasingly, we’re involved in humanitarian and relief missions, where our skills, discipline and resourcefulness make a real difference to people’s lives.
People are at the heart of the Naval Service capability and are the most important factor in delivering operational effectiveness. We believe in giving people the same opportunities, what’s more, we value the individual skills and abilities that come with a diverse workforce.
Our ethos is that of diversity and inclusion; this is why Royal Navy jobs are open to everyone regardless of sex, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender. The Naval Service’s commitment to Equality and Diversity extends beyond its legal responsibility to prevent unlawful discrimination.
We are resolutely committed to ensuring that all Naval Service personnel shall have equality of opportunity for employment – noting that minimum exemptions from discrimination law are endorsed in order to safeguard operational effectiveness.
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