ACCELERATED APPRENTICE SCHEME – MARINE, WEAPONS, AIR AND SUBMARINER ENGINEERS - 2018 UPDATE

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ACCELERATED APPRENTICE SCHEME – MARINE, WEAPONS, AIR AND SUBMARINER ENGINEERS

The Naval Service has routinely only recruited to the base of the organisation with recruits being trained to fill roles and promoted to the requirement. The trial project to generate an apprentice scheme, recruiting into the Leading Hand rate, was initiated in 2016.

The Accelerated Apprentice (AA) scheme affords an alternative route for potential recruits with advanced academic engineering qualifications.

The AA entry for 2018 will include the submarine engineer streams for the first time. It will initially run in parallel with, and ultimately replace, the Undergraduate Apprenticeship Scheme (UGAS) which exists as a temporary measure to mitigate shortfalls of MESM and WESM operators/maintainers at Petty Officer level. As the enduring solution, the AA scheme will deliver submarine engineers at Leading Hand level. Trainees will be recruited as generic engineering submariners and will be streamed MESM/WESM at the end of SMQ(dry)

.Applicability Alll eligible applicants may apply. Eligibility criteria that will apply are as detailed:

Minimum age on entry 17
Maximum age on entry 25 (before 26th birthday on entry)
There are nationality restrictions – speak to your AFCO for details


National academic and educational standards are complex, with a range of alternatives for both academic and vocational qualifications. Vocational qualifications are notoriously difficult to understand and interpret. Where doubt exists whether a qualification is acceptable, the AFCO will contact the AA Coordinator notifying the response to the candidate. Candidates must meet the following criteria:

Qualifications. The AA scheme requires applicants to hold specified Level 3 qualifications. There are 3 options open to applicants:

Option 1 – (All) vocational. A vocational qualification in an engineering discipline at Level 3, generally carrying the title “Level 3 Diploma in Engineering”. There are many sub-disciplines or ‘pathways’ including Mechanical, Electrical/Electronic, Manufacturing or Aeronautical Engineering as required by the individual branch.
OR
Option 2 – (AE, MEGS and WEGS) academic. GCEs (A-Levels) in Mathematics and Physics at Grade D or higher
[2]. This route is only applicable to those applicants seeking entry as ME, WE or AE: it is not open to SM applicants.
OR
Option 3 – SM only – academic. GCEs (A-Levels) in Mathematics and other STEM subjects as detailed below.

RT. The recruit test must be passed at the appropriate level regardless of academic attainment

Recruiting Process

Candidates meeting the academic and recruit test requirements will undergo an AA enhanced interview. The location for the interview will be by local arrangement.

Candidates are then to follow the normal selection process thetreafter.

All of the AA roles are on the RN careers web page. Candidates will follow the standard rating recruiting process with the addition of an enhanced interview and allocated a joining date to New Entry training.

Candidates will join on Engagement Stage 1 standard career option and receive the initial 12-year engagement.

Candidates that are operating from predicted grades will be offered a provisional allocation subject to achieving the required results prior to entry.

Accepted academic qualifications below...if it will et me upload the bloody pdf!


 

Ninja_Stoker

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Seemingly it won't :(

Anyone wanting a copy of the academics pdf, message me your email address.

Edit...woo-hoo, success!!!
 

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AA, that was my rate as an Artificer Apprentice, isn’t reinventing the wheel a spiffing occupation......
 
AA, that was my rate as an Artificer Apprentice, isn’t reinventing the wheel a spiffing occupation......

Rab

You beat me to it!

Someone has an FGI to get rid of tiff apprentices. Soon becomes apparent that we do actually need apprentices and lo and behold, someone will be picking up a Herbert Lott for a cunning idea to start an apprentice scheme.
 

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Rab

You beat me to it!

Someone has an FGI to get rid of tiff apprentices. Soon becomes apparent that we do actually need apprentices and lo and behold, someone will be picking up a Herbert Lott for a cunning idea to start an apprentice scheme.
Herbert Lott's, in my experience, are for ratings. SO1s usually award themselves MBEs for wheel invention.
 
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ACCELERATED APPRENTICE SCHEME – MARINE, WEAPONS, AIR AND SUBMARINER ENGINEERS

The Naval Service has routinely only recruited to the base of the organisation with recruits being trained to fill roles and promoted to the requirement. The trial project to generate an apprentice scheme, recruiting into the Leading Hand rate, was initiated in 2016.

The Accelerated Apprentice (AA) scheme affords an alternative route for potential recruits with advanced academic engineering qualifications.

The AA entry for 2018 will include the submarine engineer streams for the first time. It will initially run in parallel with, and ultimately replace, the Undergraduate Apprenticeship Scheme (UGAS) which exists as a temporary measure to mitigate shortfalls of MESM and WESM operators/maintainers at Petty Officer level. As the enduring solution, the AA scheme will deliver submarine engineers at Leading Hand level. Trainees will be recruited as generic engineering submariners and will be streamed MESM/WESM at the end of SMQ(dry)

.Applicability Alll eligible applicants may apply. Eligibility criteria that will apply are as detailed:

Minimum age on entry 17
Maximum age on entry 25 (before 26th birthday on entry)
There are nationality restrictions – speak to your AFCO for details


National academic and educational standards are complex, with a range of alternatives for both academic and vocational qualifications. Vocational qualifications are notoriously difficult to understand and interpret. Where doubt exists whether a qualification is acceptable, the AFCO will contact the AA Coordinator notifying the response to the candidate. Candidates must meet the following criteria:

Qualifications. The AA scheme requires applicants to hold specified Level 3 qualifications. There are 3 options open to applicants:

Option 1 – (All) vocational. A vocational qualification in an engineering discipline at Level 3, generally carrying the title “Level 3 Diploma in Engineering”. There are many sub-disciplines or ‘pathways’ including Mechanical, Electrical/Electronic, Manufacturing or Aeronautical Engineering as required by the individual branch.
OR
Option 2 – (AE, MEGS and WEGS) academic. GCEs (A-Levels) in Mathematics and Physics at Grade D or higher
[2]. This route is only applicable to those applicants seeking entry as ME, WE or AE: it is not open to SM applicants.
OR
Option 3 – SM only – academic. GCEs (A-Levels) in Mathematics and other STEM subjects as detailed below.
RT. The recruit test must be passed at the appropriate level regardless of academic attainment
Recruiting Process
Candidates meeting the academic and recruit test requirements will undergo an AA enhanced interview. The location for the interview will be by local arrangement.

Candidates are then to follow the normal selection process thetreafter.

All of the AA roles are on the RN careers web page. Candidates will follow the standard rating recruiting process with the addition of an enhanced interview and allocated a joining date to New Entry training.
Candidates will join on Engagement Stage 1 standard career option and receive the initial 12-year engagement.
Candidates that are operating from predicted grades will be offered a provisional allocation subject to achieving the required results prior to entry.
Accepted academic qualifications below...if it will et me upload the bloody pdf!


 
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Is that correct.
I recall Corsham, HMS Royal Arthur- swimming in no badge P.O's -- Trained Shipwrights Plumbers and Carpenters recruited from civvie street. Ask Prince Philip-He was there.
 
...Ask Prince Philip-He was there.

Aye - way, way in 1946, were you? :ROLL:

(Later, at POLC during the last few weeks of 1967 the 21st Birthday announcement of RA at Morning Divisions was followed by the order to 'March on the Cake!' Subsequently awarded to the best Division on Parade.

Not guilty - So no cake... No splicers either, just the usual neaters at 1630 Secure - for everyone, even for the sprinkling of killicks on course ATT.)
 
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You seem unaware there are many old hands of Prince Philip's age still about and cogent. Some would have enjoyed Royal Arthur when it was awash with skilled no badge P.O. Artisans taken up trained from trade.
My next door neighbour captain is one of the few still alive who sports WW2 Korean and Falklands campaign medals. He is an intellectual force to be reckoned with. He enjoyed Corsham very much as I did. Lt Mountbatten was biding his time to royal betrothal
 

Stirlin

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You seem unaware there are many old hands of Prince Philip's age still about and cogent. Some would have enjoyed Royal Arthur when it was awash with skilled no badge P.O. Artisans taken up trained from trade.
My next door neighbour captain is one of the few still alive who sports WW2 Korean and Falklands campaign medals. He is an intellectual force to be reckoned with. He enjoyed Corsham very much as I did. Lt Mountbatten was biding his time to royal betrothal

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iffy
ˈɪfi/
adjective
informal

  1. full of uncertainty; doubtful.
    "the prospect for classes resuming next Wednesday seems iffy"
    synonyms:tentative, undecided, unsettled, unsure, unreliable, unresolved, in doubt, in the balance;
    informalup in the air
    "that date is a bit iffy"
    • of doubtful quality or legality.
      "a good wine merchant will change the iffy bottles for sound ones"
      synonyms:substandard, second-rate, low-grade, low-quality, of low quality, of poor quality;
      doubtful, dubious, questionable;
      informalnot up to much;
      informaldodgy, ropy, not much cop
 
How do we spell Tif?

Good thing we're not returning to an operator/maintainer split in the comms world.

I give it 5 years before the WE comms operators return to the Warfare branch...


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