AET/Officer

#1
Hello everyone.

Allow me to give a brief introduction of who I am and what I'm interested in. I'm 23 years old with a brother in the forces. I'm now seriously considering a career in the Royal Navy.

I'd like to apply for the role of Air Engineering Technician, but I have a few questions.

- How long is basic training?
- How much of an input will I have after training? (e.g. Straight to AET training)
- Would most if not all training transfer to commercial Airports, aka Civvy street?


Something else I saw on the MOD site was that you have to have a minimum of 180 UCAS points to apply for the role of Officer.
Now, I've done plenty of courses and an Apprenticeship scheme as a teen, and have amassed many certificates and such, however I'm not sure if the Navy will accept the equivalent of my NVQs and B-TECs. Using other UCAS calculators online, I've discovered I have exactly 80 UCAS points. I've read that there are ways to boost your score with schemes such as community service and charity work, playing musical instruments at a high level, separate courses focusing on skills and even horse-riding. (Not sure about the last one)!

I'd like to know if it's worth pursuing these methods to boost my UCAS, if anyone here has had experience in this.
Finally, I don't know if this is relevant information, but I've been self learning German for two plus years and improving rapidly, although I have no written qualification to prove it. Ultimately, my goal would be to use my skills, after my Navy days are up, at a Swiss Airport.

I'd like to thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope to hear back from you.
 
#3
- How long is basic training?
You have looked at the Royal Navy website, right? It took me 2 clicks from the home page to find out that phase 1 for officers is 30 weeks.

I see you haven't mentioned a degree either; on the website, it says an Air Engineer Officer requires an accredited BEng or a MEng. Maybe there's another way in, but probably not as direct entry.

You should be fine for Air Engineering Technician, though that's a rating job (2 clicks tells me phase 1 for ratings lasts 10 weeks).
 

BigD1980

Lantern Swinger
#4
You have looked at the Royal Navy website, right? It took me 2 clicks from the home page to find out that phase 1 for officers is 30 weeks.

I see you haven't mentioned a degree either; on the website, it says an Air Engineer Officer requires an accredited BEng or a MEng. Maybe there's another way in, but probably not as direct entry.

You should be fine for Air Engineering Technician, though that's a rating job (2 clicks tells me phase 1 for ratings lasts 10 weeks).
Are you already an Officer ? If not you will make a great one as you are already a Grade A morale stealing condescending prick.
 
#8
What if you have a criminal conviction for an affray and applying to RFA? Please help
I think if it's been a certain amount of time since you got it you should be fine. Ninja_Stoker can provide more details, I can't find the relevant documents - or at least, the relevant information in them.
 
#10
Thanks Admiral. It's been 2 years on a night out. Am not a criminal or menace to society. I have hnc qualification and worked in construction industry as a site engineer and would like a career change. However this has been bugging me which I know I have to declare but how much will they take that into consideration though.
 
#11
Thanks Admiral. It's been 2 years on a night out. Am not a criminal or menace to society. I have hnc qualification and worked in construction industry as a site engineer and would like a career change. However this has been bugging me which I know I have to declare but how much will they take that into consideration though.
Definitely wait for Ninja to confirm - I don't have any real knowledge in this.

Good luck.
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
#12
WannabeAdmiral whilst appreciating your wish to help it might be better to allow those that do know what they are talking about give advice.
 

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