A few questions.

Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by Lum92, Sep 13, 2011.

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  1. Good day all, just to let you know where i am i passed my RT around 4 weeks ago now and have been lurking here for a while waiting for the dates to come through for the next stages, applied as a seaman spec, now to the questions.

    I have found quite a few cases of people being called up early, what are the chances of this happening? (4 years is quite a depressing timescale to be told)

    Being a naturally quiet person, how will this affect my interview?

    I haven't really grasped the concept of the RPC is this a course seperate from the selection process that you can apply for or is it a compulsory thing?

    Thanks in advance, Lum.
  2. Im afraid to say that you will more than likely have to wait the 4 years before getting in as SeaSpec. That said however, there may be a drastic shortage of SeaSpecs in the next year or so and you might get called in alot sooner than the 4 years (Same can be said for any branch in the Royal Ravy).

    The only way being quiet will affect your interview is if you sit there and are completely quiet, i.e don't say anything at all.

    PRNC(R) (new name for RPC) is a compulsory part of the selection process. It is a pass or fail course that will test your ability to swim and run 1.5 miles amongst other things. There is a thread around here somewhere with more information about it if you have a look.

    Good Luck with your application
  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Last time I looked, Sea Spec was over 5 years wait.

    I'd suggest considering a different job if you want to join the Navy sooner.

    Interestingly although the careers publications (produced by the branch themselves) may make the job look "Gucci", it's certainly not all messing about in RIBs. Many Sea Spec trainees report they were a bit disillusioned, particularly when entering phase two training at Collingwood, learning basic warfare skills including flashing-light signalling, with not a boat to be seen for several weeks.

    Warfare Specialist, for some, turns out to be a viable alternative inasmuch as there are certain "crossover" areas. Ultimately, your call.

    Being naturally quiet at interview is not necessarily a negative point as long as you answer the questions, otherwise "Vee hav vays...." Generally, the problem with the average matelot after a few months service is trying to get them to shut up.

    Best of luck.
  4. hello mate, all i would add is i was very nervous for my interview as most people would be, but the CA that will be asking the questions isn't there to kill you, along as your learn what you need to learn all will be well. All the details will be given about what you need to learn, and you can learn more yourself using this forum and royal navy website..

    Enjoy the Process, whatever job you choose there will be a long wait if successful.

    Good luck.
  5. It was just a general comment. For all anyone knows every AB SeaSpec might put their notice in. Then again they might not...

  6. You can construct a sentence.

    On that basis, I would suggest that waiting 5 years to join as a Seaman Spec would be a waste of your talents. Have a look at different branches.
  7. 5 YEARS!!!!!

    Are you having a farkin giraffe?! I'd take some people of the street to fill the gaps at AB and LS level. Jesus.....
  8. Are there any other branches that dont require you to stare at a computer for hours on end?
    As well as that engineering has never really clicked with me.
  9. AC? Whilst you do tend to stare at a screen every now and again you may find it worth looking into.

    Other than that CT or CIS?
  10. With your chosen career you'll be looking at the side of a ship with a grey-coloured paint brush in your hand for hours at a time, so what's the farking difference?
  11. Welcome to Rum Ration, Lum.

    Just as a matter of interest, what appealed to you about SeaSpec? If you can identify what drew you to that particular job, it might be possible to work out what else would appeal to you.

    One thing to bear in mind, however, is that each job is linked to a specific RT score.
  12. Ref video - is that the Irish way of getting into a bus??
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  13. :thumright:
  14. This guy has STC written all over him and with minimal wait at the minute, bobs your uncle.
  15. It's an Eastern European attempt at a stun grenade mate. Nothing like rescuing a bus full of hostages with a fúcking great big bomb on a Lacrosse stick.

    I'll take my chances with the terrorists thanks. . .
  16. Seaman spec seems to be portrayed as a more hands on type of job, that definetly appealed to me.
    Obviously i dont know my RT score but im quite confident is was a better than average score if it helps.

    Yamyam, what is an STC?
  17. It's a bit of both depends where they need the STC's at the time. Detail is vague because of operational reasons.

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