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  1. hi there i am going in as a mine warfare specialist and i was wondering after a couple years would i be able to go in and do engineering i started off the application to be a AET but my maths was not up to scratch i am a mechanic by trade and i have a level 3 in that so does any1 no if i would be able to do it after a couple of years service i just don't want to waste a good trade when i can put it to good use in the navy any help would be grateful many thanks dean
     
  2. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    Branch changing, or recat as it's known in the RN, is not always easy to achieve. It is dependant on many factors:
    1. The branch you're in.
    2. The branch you want to go into.
    3. Your DO.
    4. Your performance.
    I'm sure there are more to consider, but there's a snapshot for you to chew over. I'd imagine one of the AFCO advisers will be able to tell you more in due course.
     
  3. I agree whole heartdly with Tiddly.

    Standy by for incoming from the punctuation/grammar police. lol.
     
  4. you have no chance of recating from a muppet to an engineer m8e. Two reasons NAMET score and MW is very undermaned at the moment
     
  5. Get your maths sorted out first and then join the mob in the branch you want to be in..
     
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    If you did not score high enough in the Recruiting Trade for your Branch of Choice, you may resit the test after 12 months.

    If you join the service, you will sign a declaration (S3049 below) which pretty much gives you the answer you seek. The only definitive way of doing the job you want is by joining in that trade from the outset.

    Part 5 - Declaration by Candidate

    I certify that:

    a) The Careers Adviser has informed me of the various branches and specialisations that I can enter and that once I have entered there is no possibility of changing my mind and try to transfer to a different branch. However, I understand that the service may transfer me to any branch that assumes the functions of the branch which I first entered. I am content with my branch of choice and have chosen to enter as:

    Warfare Specialist (Mine Warfare)

    b) The terms and conditions of service in this rank have been explained to me and I understand them. I have not been persuaded to join by any other offer

    Signed: DeanWilson
     
  7. Mmmmmmmm!!, Pays to read the small print even for the mob. :thumright:
     
  8. Just as Ninja has told you really. If you want AET then the best option is to re-take the RT. The wait can be shortened to 6 months if you do some sort of studies towards giving yourself a better chance of passing the RT.

    Regards

    SM

    :nemo:
     
  9. NAMET has been replaced by LANTERN.
    :roll:
     
  10. hi there i dont want to go into being an AET now i am happy with the mine warfare specialist just that maybe a few years down the line they mite allow me to move ova to mechanical and put my skills to a good use if you get what i am saying i no that some of u are thinking why don't i just do mechanical the answer to that is i don't think my maths is up to scratch and that i could use the years i put in mine warfare to one give me some experience in the RN and two to use my spare time to get my maths up to scratch if i cant change its not a problem i am happy with my choice just like to keep my options open when i am in there
     
  11. Top Tip from the Pig..............whilst you are getting your maths up to scratch ............give the English teacher a bell.
     
  12. Mine Warfare.

    Are they still known as Muppets?
     
  13. Dean,

    If you join as a WS(MW) you will have to be prepared to do that job for the rest of your Naval Career. It is extremely unlikely that you will be allowed to change Jobs once in service.


    SM

    :nemo:

    PS Yes they are still known as "Muppets"
     
  14. See the keys around the letters on the keyboard, all those funny dots and squiggles... That's called punctuation, please, please, please learn how to apply it.
     

  15. Splendid Top Tip Pig :thumright:
     
  16. So, if I completed my basic, and phase 2 and fully qualify in my trade, do my 4-5 years then want to go have a go at becoming a PTI or a Royal Marine I wouldn't be able to?
     
  17. Hi Nick,

    The only way to become a PTI in the RN/RM is to join another branch and then transfer later, providing you pass their internal selection tests.

    There are also options to do an in-service transfer to the Royal Marines from the RN, but these are few and far between, as your source branch will have to be willing to spare you.

    Ring your local careers office for a more informed/longer chat.

    Hope this helps

    SM

    :nemo:
     
  18. .....not considered being Sgt P's gopher then ?. :dwarf:
     
  19. Basically I walked into the careers office one day and said, Hi, I want to be a diver. and my AFCO said, sure, but you need to be really fit. Are you really fit? To which I said, what is really fit exactly? and so after some talking we established that I wasn't fit enough, but could strive to meet the standards. I was simply itching to get into the Navy, as I'm doing nothing much with my life and wanted a good career. I'm 20 and didn't want to go back to school and sponge off my mum, I have more self respect than to go and do that. My AFCO said I can simply got into the Navy then after a few years and some hard training I can think about going for Marines, Diver, or whatever I want. So I kind of have this understanding that after my respective years are done I can change without any hard feelings or difficulty. I've confirmed this with a few different careers advisers in different locations, they've all said I could change branch after putting my years in. Is anyone here contradicting this?
     
  20. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    From Ninja
    If you join the service, you will sign a declaration (S3049 below) which pretty much gives you the answer you seek. The only definitive way of doing the job you want is by joining in that trade from the outset.

    Part 5 - Declaration by Candidate

    I certify that:

    a) The Careers Adviser has informed me of the various branches and specialisations that I can enter and that once I have entered there is no possibility of changing my mind and try to transfer to a different branch. However, I understand that the service may transfer me to any branch that assumes the functions of the branch which I first entered. I am content with my branch of choice and have chosen to enter as:

    Warfare Specialist (Mine Warfare)

    b) The terms and conditions of service in this rank have been explained to me and I understand them. I have not been persuaded to join by any other offer

    Signed: DeanWilson
    _________________


    Seems fairly clear
     

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