Not sure if this should be here or in the RNR section...admin, please advise? So I'm currently a fitness test and security clearance away from joining the RNR. In my "normal" job I'm a self employed dog groomer / ex engineer and am looking to possibly give up dog grooming to retrain as an Air Traffic Controller in the civilian world. I have every intention of applying to the Navy full time after sampling life as a Reservist for a little while. I know the Fleet Air Arm has options for ATCs and would be very interested in looking further into this. My questions really are: 1) How hard / likely is it that I could transfer from reserves to regulars after a while? 2) What is the likelihood of landing a place in ATC? Am I better to have my ATC qualifications before applying for said job? Or going in blind and getting trained as I go along by the Navy? Any advice much appreciated!