Life in a Specialist role
Life as a specialist means you’re the person others turn to when they need answers, and fast. You’ll need self-belief, and the ability to train in, and competely master a specific area.
Mastering the knowledge
Whether offering advice, solving a technical problem, or being the one with the answers, Specialist roles are always demanding.
All full time members of the NZ Defence Force receive an added portion to their salary known as Military Factor. This additional compensation recognises the unique nature of military service and the commitment you make to serve your country. This can include short notice postings around the country and overseas. You will be directed at times to be continuously alert, undertake arduous and hazardous duties, and be exposed to adverse working environments exclusive to military life. This also includes the exercise of military skills not recognised by market comparisons. The part you play in our Defence Force and your commitment to our country will be financially rewarded.
Free and subsidised medical and dental care
Access to subsidised equipment on base
Subsidised food on base
Competitive superannuation, up to 4% with KiwiSaver
Sponsored tertiary study programmes at all levels
5 Roles available in the Specialist specialisation across the Navy