In Project Selborne, we’re proudly partnering with the Royal Navy to transform education and shore-based training for sailors and marines.

With us, you’ll find a unique combination of civilians, veterans and active service personnel working together to get better trained people to the front line, faster.

As part of a Capita-led team of businesses on a 12-year contract, we’re collaborating on Project Selborne, sharing our expertise to create an inspirational, modern and relevant training service. 

We’re strategic partners of the Royal Navy, who are developing and strengthening future generations of the nation’s strategic defence, in the UK and around the world to protect our way of life. Together, we’re dedicated to building tomorrow’s Navy and you can be part of it.

See what the team delivering Project Selborne has achieved, and what the future holds ⤴
Joining Capita and Project Selborne

Why join us?

This is a unique opportunity to make a real impact on the future of our nation’s sea and shore defence:


Work on unique, challenging projects

➥ You’ll work on ambitious and challenging projects that are modernising niche training in an area you won’t find anywhere else.


Support the success of our armed forces

➥ You’ll be part of a team who are proud to be working with the Royal Navy, directly impacting its success and supporting our Armed Forces.


A supportive, collaborative workplace

➥ You’ll find a collaborative partnership culture based on trust and respect for colleagues, openness, inclusiveness, transparency, curiosity, forward-thinking, dependability, and accountability.

And you’ll be rewarded with an excellent package of employee benefits.
Project Selborne vacancies

Find where you belong

We have a wide variety of roles, at all levels, across the programme - training delivery, planning and support; education and learning and many of our support functions too.

Whether you're starting your career, looking for a new role or a complete career change, you can explore all our roles and see where you might fit in at one of our UK locations.

Note: You’ll need security clearance for all roles, but in many cases this can happen after you’ve started your new job. Security Clearance (SC) vetting will happen after Baseline Personnel Security Standard clearance (BPSS) is awarded (you can find out more about this at the bottom of this page)*. If you already have SC, this may be carried over from your current role, depending on whether it’s transferrable.

We’re also recruiting for many other exciting roles in the near future, including:

  • engineers and trainers with an engineering background
  • manager, team leader and admin roles

  • support roles (planners, business support, quality assurance and more)

  • instructors

  • role players

  • facilities management roles

If you’re interested in any of these, please register here and we'll contact you once we start recruiting for that role:

Selborne map

Please note: You’ll need Security Clearance (SC) which happens after Baseline Personnel Security Standard clearance (BPSS) is awarded. If you already have SC, this may be carried over from your current role, depending on whether it’s transferrable. Background check timeframes depend on the level of security vetting required for the role, on the candidate completing the necessary paperwork, and on external vetting sources providing information to support the completion of the process. Please contact the business support team at if you have any questions.

Engineering roles at Selborne

Are you looking for a rewarding engineering career supporting the Royal Navy?

Capita provides the Royal Navy with cutting-edge digital learning in engineering procedures and practices. This enables Royal Navy engineers to operate and maintain some of the world’s most advanced equipment, from Type 45 Destroyers to Vanguard-class submarines. Our Weapons Engineering Instructors train recruits on various weapons systems whilst our Simulator Support Engineers apply their engineering skills to programme and maintain on-site state-of-the-art simulators.


Transforming submarine training

Looking for something below the surface?

Take a deeper dive and look at the opportunities at our brand-new, state of the art Royal Navy Submarine Training Centre at HMNB Clyde in Scotland. We’ll be working with the Royal Navy to deliver world-class submariner training and have some fantastic opportunities in a wide variety of roles. To see what’s currently on offer, or to register your interest, click below: 


Exceeding expectations for professional standards

SET Learning Conferenc

At Capita, we’re focused on supporting our colleagues with professional recognition and development.  As part of Project Selborne, we have great opportunities for subject matter experts (SME) trainers and military staff to dual professionalise as trainers using a development pathway.

  • We’re the largest corporate member of the Society of Education and Training (SET) with free membership for Capita employees working on Project Selborne. We offer Professional Status for both Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) - subject to completing the relevant professional standards.
  • We also offer Level 3 awards in Education and Training qualifications for all employees, with Levels 4 and 5 being developed for the future.
  • Capita is the largest user of the HOW 2 teacher development resources which allows educators to lead their own learning, share expertise, work collegially to learn and apply evidence-based teaching (EBT) techniques. Our 60 HOW 2 Champions drive awareness and promote strategy usage to support our objective to modernise training in the Royal Navy. HOW 2 is a national pathway to collaborate with colleges across the UK which brings opportunity to achieve different levels of development and awards.
  • We hold an Annual Learning Conference with the theme for this year being ‘Learning Together’ which showcases our collaborative approach within the Partnership.

Hear from our people

We celebrate you being brilliant for being you. Read about how Lauren, Simon and Claire have discovered their potential and grown their expertise in our collaborative community. Despite huge personal challenges, they've found real meaning in their work as they contribute towards revolutionising Navy training.

The selection process


Apply online through our recruitment system Workday

CV review

Discuss the role with our recruitment team


Complete face to face or virtual interview


Complete our standard pre-employment screening checks


Submit your employment documents and join the team


*Background check timeframes depend on the level of security vetting required, which may differ for different roles. Vetting timeframes are dependent on the candidate completing all the necessary paperwork and submissions, and any external vetting sources providing information in a timely manner to support the completion of the process. Please speak to a member of Capita’s Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions.

Recruitment events

Find out more by joining us at our upcoming events

Our team are excited to get out and about to share information on our current and upcoming vacancies. We would love to meet more potential candidates at our upcoming events:

  Name of event
  Date and time

Careers in Maritime Open Days

2 March 2024 - 09.30 – 14.00

Warsash Maritime Academy Newtown Road, Warsash SO31 9ZL

Portsmouth Careers Fair

19 April 2024 – 10.00 – 14.00

Portsmouth Guildhall Guildhall Square, Portsmouth PO1 2AB

Careers in Maritime Open Day

15 June 2024 – 09.30 – 14.00

Solent University, Southampton

British Forces Resettlement Scheme (BFRS)

27 June 2024 – 10.00 –13.00 

Crowne Plaza, Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 2HJ

Collingwood Open Day

6 July 2024 – 10.00 – 18.00

HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 1AS

Recruitment and Placement Fair

October 2024 – more details coming soon

University of Portsmouth

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