Age limit

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  1. hey, what is the upper age limit for joining the submarine service?
  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Same as general service. You must commence initial training before age 37 for non technical ratings, before age 30 for technicians. Officers likewise reflect the same age parameters as their general service counterparts.
  3. Thank you, has the before 30 thing for technicians just recently been introduced. Do you know roughly what the current waiting list is for marine engineer on subs please?
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Yes, the upper age for technician was reduced from 37 to 30 a couple of years back due to the fact there was a requirement to ensure adequate numbers joined early enough to reach CPO rate and complete a couple of sea drafts.

    ET(MESM) is, off the top of my head, about a twelve month wait, ET(WESM) is about half that. Don't take my word for it though -double check with your AFCO as there are 50-odd jobs and the waiting times fluctuate frequently.
  5. Thanks what's cpo rate?
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Chief Petty Officer - 4 ranks (rates) above the rate at which you initially join - equivalent to Army Staff or Colour Sergeant.
  7. how long is this rank achievable in?
  8. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    I'd guess about 10 to 12 years at the moment (took me 10) but it varies and those serving frontline today are better placed to advise what the current pipeline is.
  9. Whaaaat!! 12 years. And there was me thinking that most joined up as Chiefs
  10. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    :wink: Chefs mate, Chefs.

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