The Royal Navy recruits officers mainly through seven regionally located Officer Careers Liaison Centres in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Peterborough and Plymouth in England; Rosyth in Scotland; and Belfast in Northern Ireland. The numbers shown in the following table relate to entrants processed through these offices only. They do not reflect the region the recruit originates from.
In addition, a number of officer candidates are processed centrally through the Admiralty Interview Board, for example those on bursaries and sponsorship schemes; specialists, for example medical officers; and inter-service transfers.
|Royal Navy officers||Royal Marine officers|
|England and Wales||70.6||89.7|
These figures are for the period April 2010 to January 2014 and are regular service entrants only; they exclude commissions from the ranks.