Hi there. I've been a deckie on a roro ferry for 7 years & want a change of career. I'm looking at applying for the RFA as an apprentice engineer. My knowledge in engineering is VERY LIMITED... Does anyone know of any relevant websites that can help improve knowledge??? Cheers
https://www.wikipedia.org/ Turning laymen into experts in all subjects since the Internet was invented. Nevertheless, apprentices are not expected to know much when they start out. The point of the apprenticeship is to learn the basics.
More seriously, you appear to be related to the Cadet(E) in a commercial company who now wants to be a Cadet (X) RFA and wants the RFA to underwrite his change of mind.
Were it up to me-and it isn't- you wouldn't get a look in.
Cheers for that Klanky67. Our training was only the basics just doing the necessary STCW's and a couple of months as fourth hand before joining a crew- so not too much has been invested in us. A few of my work mates, Captain, Chief Engineer, Motorman and a couple of AB's are x RFA and really raved on about what such a good organisation it and with good career opportunities. I went to an RFA open day a few months back and know it's something I want to do
Sorry mate, but you writing 4 years cadetship and deck officer on my lead made me think you were talking about me. Apologies for my assumption...
Anyway, now we all know what I do, back to my original lead, do you know of any suitable marine engineering sites you can recommend to me... apart from wiki, obviously