Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by steviet, Mar 15, 2010.

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  1. alright every one, im signed up to go in the navy as a mechanical engineer and was wondering if you would be taught to drive?
  2. Hi Stevie!

    Welcome to Rum Ration!

    Driving or diving?
  3. drive , my keyboard sometimes sticks lol
  4. Your title says "Drive" but you ask if you get taught to dive.

    You won't be taught to drive in the Navy unless the billet you are in requires you to know how to drive. Then as far as I know you still have to go and learn how to drive but it may be paid for by the Navy but it may be different nowadays

    Yes you can learn to dive in the Navy, through AT or become a diver

    Edit to say people have posted as I was replying
  5. alright, cheers for the reply
  6. Stevie

    A very small number of people are taught to drive - I think that Aircraft Handlers are - and, if you were ever to get a draft which required you to drive, this would be arranged for you.

    However, you will have access to Learning Credits as part of your job and you can use your credits for Driving Lessons, if you wish.
  7. A cautionary tale.

    When I was in the workshops in Defiance (now Drake) there was a Leading Hands billet which required a full driving licence. A killick got drafted in who couldn't drive and when we tried to get him on a course he was promptly drafted out of the (cushy) billet and someone else sent in his place.

    Just thought I'd mention it in case you thought the mob would readily pay out if you got a driving essential billet. It's best to bite the bullet and do your test before you join and come in with a full licence IMO
  8. As a non driver I got drafted to a drivers billet.
    A two week course at RAF St Athan, and Bob was your dad's brother.

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