Direct Entry - Naval Police.

Evening all, just joined the site. I'm not too sure many people would admit to this due to the stick that RNP's get but against my better judgement I must admit that I submitted an application via RN website for this role. However, I received an email back stating I am too old at 37. I know the RN age limit for most ratings is 18-36 so thought it slightly odd that the maximum age is stated in the RNP PDF file and on the website as 37. So it looks like either the webpage is incorrect, or the filtering software for the automatic response is incorrect? Can anyone clarify the situation? Just thought I'd bottom this just in case 37 isn't too old and I've got a chance of joining the most unpopular branch!
@Ninja_Stoker any advice?
 

Ninja_Stoker

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Max age for entry is up to and including 37th birthday upon the day of entry into basic training.

We're short of RNP, so maybe worth an ask via your AFCO to enquire whether age waivers are considered as it is an "Op Urgent" branch.
 
Max age for entry is up to and including 37th birthday upon the day of entry into basic training.

We're short of RNP, so maybe worth an ask via your AFCO to enquire whether age waivers are considered as it is an "Op Urgent" branch.
I can see how an applicant could be confused when consulting the RN website, though, NS.

For Sea Spec and WS, the website says "You must be aged 16 to 36", whereas for Royal Navy Police it says "You must be aged 18 to 37",

Does something need amending on the website?

(Matrix shows a similar difference, but may just need updating).
 

Ninja_Stoker

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For Sea Spec and WS, the website says "You must be aged 16 to 36", whereas for Royal Navy Police it says "You must be aged 18 to 37",

Does something need amending on the website?
Yep, it causes heaps of confusion, I've raised it repeatedly.

Officers age ranges are stated from minimum age up to the day before the upper age. ie: 26 means that the individual must commence initial training no older than 25 years, 364 days.

Ratings age ranges are stated from minimum age up to the birthday day of the upper age. ie: 37 means that the individual must commence initial training no older than their actual 37th birthday.
 
Also, if you use the Role Finder to look for a job, the first thing it says is:

"Please select the age you will be when you apply".

If you type in the number '37', the first job it lists is RN Police.
 
Yep, it causes heaps of confusion, I've raised it repeatedly.

Officers age ranges are stated from minimum age up to the day before the upper age. ie: 26 means that the individual must commence initial training no older than 25 years, 364 days.

Ratings age ranges are stated from minimum age up to the birthday day of the upper age. ie: 37 means that the individual must commence initial training no older than their actual 37th birthday.
But why do the pages for Sea Spec, WS and RN Police differ?

That's the problem; it's leading applicants who are already 37 to think that there is this extra option available to them as 37 year olds.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
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But why do the pages for Sea Spec, WS and RN Police differ?

That's the problem; it's leading applicants who are already 37 to think that there is this extra option available to them as 37 year olds.
They don't differ, I've reported it previously to no avail, unfortunately.

Website errors can be reported here for those suitably motivated.
 
Thanks for the responses and clarification. I haven't got any previous police (or relevant) experience so I'm guessing that it's unlikely that an age waiver would be applied?
 
Wondering if it is possible to become a commissioned officer through the Royal Naval Police direct entry route?
If so,for what branch?Assuming Warfare?
There are such things as Royal Navy Police Officers, I commissioned with one, but there aren’t many and promotion is limited. They are all drawn from non-commissioned service police Senior Rates.

Anyone applying for a commission from the ranks can apply to commission in any specialisation, but there are usually minimum educational or experience requirements to be met.
 
Wondering if it is possible to become a commissioned officer through the Royal Naval Police direct entry route?
If so,for what branch?Assuming Warfare?
There are such things as Royal Navy Police Officers, I commissioned with one, but there aren’t many and promotion is limited. They are all drawn from non-commissioned service police Senior Rates.

Anyone applying for a commission from the ranks can apply to commission in any specialisation, but there are usually minimum educational or experience requirements to be met.
Although, interestingly, the RNP are trying to make their Officer cadre younger through a variety of measures.


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There are such things as Royal Navy Police Officers, I commissioned with one, but there aren’t many and promotion is limited. They are all drawn from non-commissioned service police Senior Rates.

Anyone applying for a commission from the ranks can apply to commission in any specialisation, but there are usually minimum educational or experience requirements to be met.
Forgive me if what I'm about to say is a load of nonsense,so does that make it possible to join up as a Writer Logistician,but then apply for a commission for Royal Naval Police Officer?(However,lack of knowledge in that branch would hinder your application?)

I imagine application and promotion for commissioned officers is tough in any branch,but is it known in the Naval Police branch to be more difficult than say Warfare or Logistics due to the nature of the branch?
 
Forgive me if what I'm about to say is a load of nonsense,so does that make it possible to join up as a Writer Logistician,but then apply for a commission for Royal Naval Police Officer?(However,lack of knowledge in that branch would hinder your application?)
No. As far as I’m aware from what I learnt from the RNP Officer I went through Dartmouth with, there is no follow on training to speak of for them so they can only be extracted from current RNP Ratings.
 
Forgive me if what I'm about to say is a load of nonsense,so does that make it possible to join up as a Writer Logistician,but then apply for a commission for Royal Naval Police Officer?(However,lack of knowledge in that branch would hinder your application?)

I imagine application and promotion for commissioned officers is tough in any branch,but is it known in the Naval Police branch to be more difficult than say Warfare or Logistics due to the nature of the branch?
Much more difficult. Due to the necessity of teaching them to read and write before training proper can begin...;)
 

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