ARTIFICER APPRENTICE (A.A.)
TYPE OF COMMISSION - Non commissioned
DATE OF NOTIFICATION - 13 - 19 Dec 2014
DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF TRAINING - Aug 2015
TRAINING ACADEMY - INS Chilika
Sailors Indian Navy who are responsible for operating and maintaining propulsion machinery, weapons, sensors etc. Sailors in the Navy are imparted with requisite training at various intervals during their service. They are liable to serve anywhere in India, on board ships and Submarines or abroad as deemed necessary by the service.
The initial basic training for the sailors are given at INS Chilka, located at Khurda District of Orissa. This is followed by further training at various Naval Establishments all over the country. Prior to release from service sailors are also given pre-release courses to enable them to settle down in civil life.
The Branch and trade structure allotted to sailors are :
As a sailor of the executive branch, one will be involved with operating the state-of-art weapons, navigational systems, communication sets, diving equipment etc. Duties of the sailors from the executive branch include a thorough training in the art of seamanship operating weapon and sensors, look-out duties and boat work. Besides these general duties they can obtain qualification in any one of the disciplines of Gunnery & Missiles, Antisubmarine warfare, Navigation and Direction, Diving, Survey, Physical Trainer, Regulating, Logistics and Communication.
As an electrical sailor, one have the responsibility of upkeep and maintenance of all electrical, electronics and weapons equipment of the Navy. Their job on board ships and submarines is good as supplying and maintaining power to mini township.
The sailor of Engineering branch are technicians and highly trained mechanics who pride themselves on keeping propulsion & auxiliary system running smoothly be it the engines, the weapon system, the aircraft or the machinery systems. Sailors of this branch is also trained in Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Warfare & Damage Control including fire fighting.
Aviation branch comprises of specialist sailors who are trained to maintain and handle different type of aircraft operating in the Navy- whether on board ship or ashore.
Those who have exclusive challenge of operating below the surface of the oceans in the highly technical, powerful submarines can join as sailors of Submarine branch . Submarine sailors are taken from various branches subject to their volunteering and clearing the aptitude test and the Submarine and Aviation medical standards.