Advice - Supply Chain Logistician

Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by Tom27, Jun 20, 2008.

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  1. Hi,

    New member here. I'm a 27 year old guy and am considering joining the Navy as a Supply Chain Logistician. I have read the brochures and pamphlets on this role, but would love to hear about the job (good/bad etc) from people doing it.

    Few specific questions:

    1.) Is it mainly a shore based role? I would imagine there are not many stores guys on each ship or submarine? On promotion do sea drafts become even more rare?

    2.) Are lots of posts tri-service?

    3.) What are differences between working on stores on a ship and a submarine? I imagine stores are very similar on each or are the roles very different?

    Many Thanks for any input!


  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Hi Tom, welcome.

    Quick answers:

    1) No, there are seagoing billets on most ships apart from some of the minor war-vessels. There are less billets as you go up the ranks but there are also less people.

    2) There are Tri-service posts but most aren't.

    3) A submarine doesn't replenish at sea in normal circumstances, otherwise it's broadly similar. Stores are taken-on alongside both on ships and submarines.

    Good luck.

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