Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

This is a sample guest message. Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Chances of Getting Officer

IconicBuck

Badgeman
Just a general sum up ,im 16 just finished my GCSE's ( i get results on the 23rd ) hopefully i can get the grades and move onto A levels , but the thing is I'm not a A* or A student more of a B or C but i enjoy what im good at, my school does CCF and I'm a petty officer cadet in that (highest rank throughout the section NCO) and the officer in charge says id make a great officer in the navy, but he doesn't know me on a educational bases just CCF.
My math is C ( did foundation ) level im not terrible just takes me a while to get the answer my english is standard. so is my science but subjects like DT ( hands on subjects ) im good at predicted a A* in that , im also into navy camps and course went on a summer one recently joint with ccf army sections and loved every second of it even the banter, adventure camps and leadership course are some things i want to do ( would that make up for a lack of high level education)

BASICALLY what im trying to say, its there a chance for someone who mite not be amazingly good at the sit down at a desk and do sums and essays all day but instead makes up for that lack on the practical side.

im going on the 22nd for my ICP and ill mention this to a officer there no doubt i just wanna get peoples opinions here as people have actually been in the servers here.

( New to the website )
 

slim

War Hero
Best concentrate on improving your educational qualifications, especially English has a (capital letter as does I when being used as I am etc). The word wanna does not exist, work hard and you may attain the A levels required.
Royal Naval officer is not for everyone, the RN want the best so set the standards to try and obtain that.
Life on the lower deck is not too bad, shine and promotion to senior NCO can be fast,especially if you choose a branch which takes those who can barely pass the educational tests.
 

IconicBuck

Badgeman
Best concentrate on improving your educational qualifications, especially English has a (capital letter as does I when being used as I am etc). The word wanna does not exist, work hard and you may attain the A levels required.
Royal Naval officer is not for everyone, the RN want the best so set the standards to try and obtain that.
Life on the lower deck is not too bad, shine and promotion to senior NCO can be fast,especially if you choose a branch which takes those who can barely pass the educational tests.

thanks for the constructive criticism.
i have considered life as a rating but the only job i would want to do would be engineer ( marine would be cool to ) i just have also aspired to be a officer. you still didn't answer my question though

its there a chance for someone who mite not be amazingly good at the sit down at a desk and do sums and essays all day but instead makes up for that lack on the practical side.
 

slim

War Hero
thanks for the constructive criticism.
i have considered life as a rating but the only job i would want to do would be engineer ( marine would be cool to ) i just have also aspired to be a officer. you still didn't answer my question though

its there a chance for someone who mite not be amazingly good at the sit down at a desk and do sums and essays all day but instead makes up for that lack on the practical side.


The answer in a nutshell is No No No No No.
Your spelling is abysmal, engineers work with mathematics not sums and to become an officer requires a much higher level of education that you currently have. Dedication, fitness and practicality whilst all admiralble traits do not in themselves make officer material.
The only way for you to achieve your holy grail will be to study hard during the next two years and achieve the required UCAS points.
Sorry if I have pissed on your parade but such is life!
 

Magda

War Hero
Book Reviewer
If the high calibre of candidate the AIB appear to be looking for now is anything to go by, you will need to work very hard to be in with a chance. I know of a very pleasant, bright lad who sat his AIB not too long ago, and didn't pass when we all expected him to.

As Slim has stated, you need to improve your English skills vastly in order to be even considered. Whilst you could argue that "it's only a website, what does it matter?", consider that a) RN recruiters frequent this site and b) every word you write could be considered as good practice for your A-levels. If you write as you do above constantly, whatever you think, certain errors will become habit and let you down in examinations and essays.
 
C

cúnt

Guest
You are 16 and much can change in the education of a teenage male, so take the criticism on board but also realise you are by no means a finished product and there is time to sort your self out.

Officers are basically administrators, so the sit down stuff is vital. Even as an infantry Officer you may have one or two tours doing warry fighting stuff then you'll be promoted in to a world of SJARs, going to court to say how vital Private Mongface is to the Army, and walking your lab.
 

(granny)

RIP
Book Reviewer
You asked for advice and you have been given it. Take my word it is good advice. No-one wishes to dampen your spirits but the fact remains, you appear not to have the required education at this time. Go and study hard, get your qualifications, and who knows what you may achieve in the future. Good luck to you.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
As another one of those cool marine engineering blokes that never made the grade, the simple fact is that promotion from the ranks, after joining as a rating needs 5 GCSE's including maths & English (A*-C) besides excelling in all other aspects of the job.

Can it be done? Absolutely. Aim high, but as correctly advised by others, it isn't going to happen overnight.

Good luck.
 

Rumrat

War Hero
Best concentrate on improving your educational qualifications, especially English has a (capital letter as does I when being used as I am etc). The word wanna does not exist, work hard and you may attain the A levels required.
Royal Naval officer is not for everyone, the RN want the best so set the standards to try and obtain that.
Life on the lower deck is not too bad, shine and promotion to senior NCO can be fast,especially if you choose a branch which takes those who can barely pass the educational tests.

I'm wanna need tell you slim honkey man dat de word wanna is a good word and it do exist. It may not be inglish but it right real good for the speak ta bruvers.
Tank ya fer listnin Mr Slim i is obl i...er i is gratf, i is appy.
 

FireMonkey

Lantern Swinger
I'm wanna need tell you slim honkey man dat de word wanna is a good word and it do exist. It may not be inglish but it right real good for the speak ta bruvers.
Tank ya fer listnin Mr Slim i is obl i...er i is gratf, i is appy.

Ahhh so your the foreign chappy that keeps asking how to apply on the RN's facebook...
 

slim

War Hero
I'm wanna need tell you slim honkey man dat de word wanna is a good word and it do exist. It may not be inglish but it right real good for the speak ta bruvers.
Tank ya fer listnin Mr Slim i is obl i...er i is gratf, i is appy.

Allo dere me man Rummers, you correct in hall respects, however the honky wants to be a hoccifer and dey gotta speek de queens inglish bro.

Luv & respect bro
Slim
 

Smuke

Newbie
Focus on achieving good AS/A Level grades. Use the chance to become a future RN Officer as your motivation if you find it lacking. Maybe try for RN scholarship if your GCSE's meet the standard? Could be a good way of determining whether you really do wanted to become a future Officer in the Royal Navy.
 

dsgrnmcm

Lantern Swinger
Some great advice on here, do as much as you
Can as best you can at school, then take it from there.

Personally I joined as a rating and now as a senior rate I'm going through the CW/SUY process. Not to sure on the criteria for UY (Upper yardy- jr under the age of 27) but I'm an SUY (senior upper yardy- 27 and over, 12 months as a senior rate) I need 4 GCSE's, maths & english plus two others at C or above.

If you have access to the intranet at your unit look up BRd3 chapter 50, I will have a look tomorrow when I pop in or someone on here at work will inform you.

Either way good luck.

Sent from my Onda Vi40 Elite - Top Notch Tablets Edition using Tapatalk 2
 

slim

War Hero
Some great advice on here, do as much as you
Can as best you can at school, then take it from there.

Personally I joined as a rating and now as a senior rate I'm going through the CW/SUY process. Not to sure on the criteria for UY (Upper yardy- jr under the age of 27) but I'm an SUY (senior upper yardy- 27 and over, 12 months as a senior rate) I need 4 GCSE's, maths & english plus two others at C or above.

If you have access to the intranet at your unit look up BRd3 chapter 50, I will have a look tomorrow when I pop in or someone on here at work will inform you.

Either way good luck.

Sent from my Onda Vi40 Elite - Top Notch Tablets Edition using Tapatalk 2

Looks like you are doing it the hard way, best of luck with your GCSEs
 

dsgrnmcm

Lantern Swinger
Thanks slim,

I got my last GCSE squared away last week, now just the AIB and extraction to go.

If I could use hindsight would I of tried harder at school, sat my A-levels and joined as an Officer? I don't know. But my advice to old shippers is to go for it.

Sent from my Onda Vi40 Elite - Top Notch Tablets Edition using Tapatalk 2
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
John the Baptist Are the chances of getting taken on as a biomedical science trainee good or sheit? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 9
ISeeThreeShips Better Chances Of Getting Back In If You've Previously Served? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 10
R TMU for past bout of depression, what are my chances? Joining the Royal Navy 11
MoD_RSS UK Government further boosts chances of UK receiving COVID-19 vaccine MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Government further boosts chances of UK receiving COVID-19 vaccine MoD News 0
C Chances of passing my medical?: previous mental health Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 1
L Medically discharged at Raleigh - chances of rejoining? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 1
A Accelerated Apprentice Selection Chances Joining the Royal Navy 2
E AA ET/ME Recruitment chances Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 1
T Have I messed up my chances of joining? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 8
TechFin The Chances of becoming an officer with only A-levels? The Fleet Air Arm 19
S Medical board chances of being discharged after just having an op Blogs 1
Onestep Chances of comando aricrew The Fleet Air Arm 36
P 53yo female-= what's the realistic chances of being able to join RFA 7
J Chances of becoming lightning II pilot? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 20
southernbhoy96 Asthma chances need advice Health & Fitness 10
A Chances Of Selection Into BRNC for Pilot Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 51
C Medical chances? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 5
B F-35 Pilot chances? The Fleet Air Arm 18
J Selection Interview Success !!! Realistic chances of a commission ? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 2
B What the chances? RFA 4
N Realistically - what are my chances? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 3
O Fleet Air Arm chances? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 11
Ninja_Stoker How improve your chances of joining the Royal Navy - quicker than the rest. Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 7
R Chances of changing from Warfare GS to Aircrew? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 6
P So many Newbies..Whats our chances??? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 3
trelawney126 New Blow to Bliars chances of becomming EU President Current Affairs 15
T Wreath Claim - Has Boris scuppered chances of becoming PM The Gash Barge 3
GuyC What are my chances!? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 10
B could acute sciatica hinder my chances Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 44
B What are my chances? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 8
L leaving it late-what are my chances Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 24
Taztiff Crabs getting their feet wet? Current Affairs 5
MoD_RSS Game changers - getting our robots to speak with one voice MoD News 0
MoD_RSS In praise of red tape: getting regulation right MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Beat the rush by getting your MOT done this summer MoD News 0
4 Any tips for getting in the right frame of mind as a submariner? Joining the Royal Navy 19
MoD_RSS Getting back behind the wheel? Here’s some useful advice MoD News 0
K Previous broken bones, can they stop me getting in? Joining the Royal Navy 1
MoD_RSS Highways England’s pumps £85 million into getting people back on bikes MoD News 0
MoD_RSS How our construction sites are getting ready for re-start MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Getting PPE to those who need it MoD News 0
P Getting in after messing up before? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 14
MoD_RSS Getting help if your business is in distress MoD News 0
J Getting a job after leaving rn Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 8
Bad CO Real Life Getting In the Way Site Issues 82
MoD_RSS Getting Clear on Student Finance MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Civil news: Getting paid first time MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Speech: Getting the right leadership is vital for patient safety MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Largest upgrade in a generation to workplace rights - getting work right for British workers and businesses MoD News 0
Similar threads


















































Latest Threads

New Posts

Top