CIS Info.

#1
Hi guys. I've been searching around for information about the CIS role. I sat my RN Recruitment test yesterday with the expectation of joining up to be a AET. Unfortunately i didn't reach the required score to become an AET but, they offered
me a place for the CIS.

I accepted the offer
:rolleyes:. I'm just looking for some reassurance about this role as ive downloaded the PDF CIS brochure from the RN Website and its titled : ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN WEAPON ENGINEERING COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CIS) SPECIALIST.

What i don't understand is the "Engineering Technician/Weapon Engineering"... I understand what they involve but how are they involved in the CIS if that's to do with Communications and Information.. (computers and stuff)

Anyway if you could inform me a little more about this role it would be much appreciated, as my heart was set as a AET is there some similarity with CIS.

I have used the Royal Navy online chat and all they reply back with is " we cannot give you that information as we are not a Specialist careers advisor". I'm trying to avoid ringing them up to ask at the moment.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
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#2
The job does not align with AET particularly. ET(WE) CIS does not involve aircraft or airstations in the main. It involves mainly serving at sea, watchkeeping (shifts) and mainly working as an operator, transmitting and receiving computer based encoded communications data.

The ET(WE) aspect involves diagnostics and basic electronic maintenance and fault repair. In technical parlance, this is often referred to as WNCBC or willy-nilly circuit board changing, but to be fair, although you will not usually go down to circuit board component-level repairs, diagnostic defect rectification can be more technical.
 
#3
Spot on! Thanks ninja.
Have my interview next week for the (ET)(WE)CIS role. (RATING)
Trying to get as much information as i can. My Careers Officer told me to be researching a lot about this role & the navy.... There is soo much to know about it i don't know where to start or what to focus on in relation to what he will be asking me in the interview..

Do you know any areas where they might ask about my knowledge on the navy? or their favorite questions?
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#4
Where do you undertake initial training?
How long is it?
What do you expect to learn?
What is the RN Swimming Test?
What is the RN Fitness Test?
What is your initial contract?
What's the shortest term you may serve before leaving?
Where is phase two training?
How long is it for?
What do you expect to learn?
What will your job be on a ship?
 
#6
Hello again! So I passed my interview & eye test and have now been offered a spot in the Submarine fleet.
is there any information out there that explains what training will be provided when becoming a submariner.
Things like;
The different training required
Wet & dry training
what submarines ill likely to be on
where I'll be based
how long I'll be deployed.
All information in them areas would be great, I cannot find information on the royal navy website.
 
#7
Hello again! So I passed my interview & eye test and have now been offered a spot in the Submarine fleet.
is there any information out there that explains what training will be provided when becoming a submariner.
Things like;
The different training required
Wet & dry training
what submarines ill likely to be on
where I'll be based
how long I'll be deployed.
All information in them areas would be great, I cannot find information on the royal navy website.
Try the search function on here, this has been covered in depth before.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#8
Not sure why you were offered submariner, but the ideal person to ask is the person suggesting you may like to consider it. The AFCO should also be able to offer you careers publications and dvds on the submarine service.

If the information is not available from official sources then it's arguable you are not able to make an informed decision.

If unsure, join the surface fleet - you can always later switch to submariner but it's not as easy in reverse.
 

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