French Navy

FRENCH NAVY and its specificity of military profession

On all the world's oceans, 365 days a year, the French Navy ensures the safety and protection of the French maritime space. At sea, on land and in the air, its 39,000 seamen carry out intelligence, prevention, intervention, protection and deterrence missions. The French Navy permanently deploys 35 warships at sea, at least one sub-surface ballistic nuclear, 5 aircraft, as well as its naval warships and special forces naval commandos. Every days, 5,000 seamen are deployed on operations.

To carry out its missions, the French Navy recruits and trains nearly 4,000 young people, from the 3rd to the 5th year of higher education, from 16 to 30 years of age. The Navy is a key player in the employment and skills training of young people. The French Navy is the only army to operate simultaneously in the maritime, sub-surface, air, land and cyber environments, using advanced technology, and has a wide range of expertise. Generating these human skills calls for an original HR model based on continuous professional development and a training organization with 15 schools and training centers.

The young French women and men will become, for non-officers, technicians and operators in 12 areas of activity. For officers, the objective is to develop their leadership and commanding skills.

This unique HR model adapts to a rapidly changing environment. The French Navy responds to it with paid training courses that provide qualifications. The National Register of Professional Certifications (RNCP) recognizes 55 titles issued by the Navy. Its original pedagogy is based on initial training in schools, supplemented by internships and unit-based mentoring. Throughout his career, the French sailor is trained to enable him to evolve continuously.

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