Communications technician - after Raleigh

#1
Can anybody give me some info about comms tech training after 10 weeks basic training at Raleigh. I understand from the RN website that you do a couple of years training at Chicksands.

Can anyone elaborate on that? (if you are allowed to)


Has anybody else recently joined or applied to be a comms technician? How long are you expecting to wait to join? I was told October 2013 a few months back

Thanks in advance

Interview next week!
 
#3
Hi, I have applied for this role and passed the selection process. I was told 36 months from March 2012. Did your AFCO give you the October 2013 date?
 
#6
N-S - our 3 CTs had different skills. The Linguist side obviously gives you a language (or two) to take away, the geeky shit offers some fairly specialised skills which will see you set up for life (in the same area obviously).
 
#7
Chaz, query from me mucker, if you don't mind...

What "in service" qualifications are available for Comms Tech nowadays?
NS - to be honest I'm not entirely, am well out the loop over here (back in 3 weeks!), as far as I know (and a I may be wrong) there are qualifications of some sort available for those that go down the language route. I also think there's a City & Guilds available for all CT's up for grabs too, not sure of details though. I did my CT analyst training 93-96 and got points towards a degree, I don't think that exists nowadays as I did a civvy course, it's now all done at Chicksands. There are certain jobs that personnel get MS (& similar) qualifications coming out there ears too! More than happy to be corrected on any of the above, it's been a while since I did any training courses!
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#9
Cheers chaps. Realise things change & public domain stuff. Just to clarify, regardless of sub-spec, RN Comms Techs, after initial training, don't undertake hands-on software or hardware computer engineering do they - that's still a WE thingy?
 
#10
Cheers chaps. Realise things change & public domain stuff. Just to clarify, regardless of sub-spec, RN Comms Techs, after initial training, don't undertake hands-on software or hardware computer engineering do they - that's still a WE thingy?

Not as far as I know. WE thingy during the day, nothing during the middle/morning!!!
 
#11
I get the feeling CT's get more sea deployments than say a Logistics Officer, which is the role I have been advised to go for. Now that I have completed the CT application however I feel I should stick with this position as I was drawn to it in the first place.

I have just ruptured my Achilles tendon at the tender age of 23, so maybe a 36 month wait is for the best. Are there any CTs on this forum who have specialised in languages?
 
#12
I'm a CT, am an analyst and therefore don't specialise in a language however, I may be able to help, drop me a PM with any queries you have and I'll try and answer them.
 

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