changing jobs

deanwilson said:
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

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

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PS Yes they are still known as "Muppets"
 

captainobvious

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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.
 
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?
 
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:
 

stirling2

Banned
Nick_Leatherland said:
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?

.....not considered being Sgt P's gopher then ?. :dwarf:
 
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?
 

janner

MIA
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Nick_Leatherland said:
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?

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
 
Yes and no Nick,

you can "think" about transferring to a sideways entry branch-
reggy, phot, pti

or "think" about trying to go to the marines. However, you have to pass the selection for those branches and your source branch has to be prepared to release you. This is the main stumbling block to be honest.

"I can change without any hard feelings or difficulty" is the statement which people are going to contradict I think. It is incredibly difficult- if the transfer is approved by the source branch then there will be no hard feelings. Similarly, no one is going to hold it against you if you try and fail to transfer. There will be no "hard feelings." There will be incredible difficuly however, and you have to work on the assumption that it isn't going to happen to get through. An in-service branch change is a nice to have, not a right, a certainty, or something which is a certainty.

The best way to view it is as something you "can" do, but won't necessarily manage.

Suspect that's not quite the answer you wanted but I'm pretty sure that Ninja and Mario won't say anything different.
 
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