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Sophie

Midshipman
Hey, I want to join the navy this year; medical assistant for my first choice, chef as my second choice... however the waiting lists for MA is so long (2years), I'm considering dropping that option and just applying for a career as a Chef, which leads me to my question(s):

Does anyone know (even if roughly) the current waiting times for this role?

Does anyone have experience in, or applying for a chef role within the navy, and would you be able to give me a few words of wisdom/bit of advice in this role both working and general lifestyle?

and finally, within this role, how much time/opportunity is there to take part in sports? (I'm a keen rugby player, am learning how to snowboard and mountain bike in the summer)

cheers guys and girls,

Soph x

p.s. I want to be a chef just as much as a medical assistant, so this is not an attempt to get in to the navy by whatever means possible, I understand that once in you cannot switch about job roles. If I choose to apply for chef, I would be looking to fully pursue a career as a chef :thumright:
 

Chaz

MIA
On the sport side of things.. The RN will give you every opportunity and indeed encourage you to play sport or take part in adventure training. In normal circumstances you'll be given time off for ships (or higher level) sport.
 

danny

War Hero
If you are good at certain sports. ie football, rugby etc you will get time off ships.
If you can box you will probably never go to sea lol.

As an MA though this would be much harder to achieve as it is much harder to spare the only AB ma off a ship rather than one of five chefs.
If that makes sense.
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
No idea about the waiting times for entry as a Chef but they are in short supply so that has to be in your favour. Have you tried asking someone in the careers office?

SF
 

dondon

MIA
You can branch change once your in the Andrew , ??? , go for MA , better than opening tins & defrosting stuff , honestly .
 

Ueshiba

Lantern Swinger
Sophie said:
would you be able to give me a few words of wisdom/bit of advice in this role

Get your Mam's spatula, and at next family scran time practice smacking your nearest and dearest on the hands and shouting "only two sausages, nod eye".

Seriously, unsung heroes the slop jockeys. Always and egg benjo on the go in the 80s there was after a night freezing your moobs off in the field. Good luck. And remember you will learn first aid and food hygene etc, as a chef too.
 

2badge_mango

War Hero
Ueshiba said:
Sophie said:
would you be able to give me a few words of wisdom/bit of advice in this role [/quote And remember you will learn first aid and food hygene etc, as a chef too.

You will also learn how to keep a tolerant smile on your face when, three times a day, you face across the counter, the same messdeck comedians, with the same "jokes" and oft repeated sayings (see X4nd and NZB posts above), that have been around since Nelson was a Mid.

2BM (ex Chef - but a long time ago)
 

NZ_Bootneck

War Hero
2badge_mango said:
Ueshiba said:
Sophie said:
would you be able to give me a few words of wisdom/bit of advice in this role [/quote And remember you will learn first aid and food hygene etc, as a chef too.

You will also learn how to keep a tolerant smile on your face when, three times a day, you face across the counter, the same messdeck comedians, with the same "jokes" and oft repeated sayings (see X4nd and NZB posts above), that have been around since Nelson was a Mid.

2BM (ex Chef - but a long time ago)
The truth often hurts :thumright:
NZB
 

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