CT General Training

Hello! Right, so I've got my interview on 09/12/2014 for a CT role, and therefore I'm trying to clue myself up as much as possible.

So, as I understand it, CT training goes a little like this:
1.Basic training at Raleigh (10 Weeks)
2.Seamanship Course
3.Sea training aboard a ship (6 Months)
4.Defence Intelligence and Security Centre, Chicksands (6 Months)

If any of the above is incorrect, please correct me.

Assuming the above is correct, or has already been corrected, I have a few questions:
1. How long does the Seamanship Course take, and where will I be completing it?
2. Will I be doing CT specific roles in the 6 Month's Sea Training, or will I be filling a more general role?
And 3. What kinds of things can I expect to be covering in Chicksands? (Obviously I know this can be a quite hush hush type thing, so any vague ideas or any information at all will be much appriciated)

Thanks :)
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Lantern Swinger
Raleigh, Collingwood, Blanford, Chicksands, Collingwood, Chicksands and back and forth as appropriate.
Blanford is a signals school and Chicksands is the Defence Intelligence school as well as HQ SRR.

Chicksands covers a variety of intelligence based training including



Evening chaps,

I'm a new member but not new to the site. Got to say navy-net has helped me a lot throughout my Navy recruitment over the past year so thank you to anyone that has contributed on here.

I have a start date for Raleigh on 22/03/2015 to join as a CT. I'm excited to say the least but I too could do with some more info on what to expect in training over the next couple of years. Also if anyone knows if I will get further tested at Raleigh (AFCO said I might)

KieranGinge if you ever want to chat about the recruitment process or anything then drop me a line. One thing I will say is the security clearance takes a long time to go through. Good luck with the interview
Just take it as it comes. You're not really able to be told much of use to you regarding CT training specifics before you join anyway. Maybe learning the basic morse characters would be of use to you and save a bit of effort on course.

At least you've only got 6 months or less at Chicksands, and are in Z-type accom these days. A horrific 18 months or so of sharing a room in block 411 is something you won't have to experience. Blandford though? Feck that.

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