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Female joining RN engineering apprenticeship

Blondie2000

Midshipman
Hi - I’m completely new to the RN so I’m sorry if I sound like a newbie.

I’m thinking of joining the school leaver engineering apprenticeship, not quite sure which division yet, and I’m wondering whether I’d get in. My A levels are AAA in Chemistry, Biology and Psychology (so I would be starting in the lower apprenticeship, not the accelerated one yet.) I’m good at Physics and Maths, been studying it in my spare time.

Physically, I’m 5ft 9, fit (runner, weightlifting.) I just have to learn how to get out of a pool without a ladder cause I’m a noob haha.

Is it difficult to get into the RN? Or should you be fine if you’re fit, academic and studied for the interviews?

Also, is the RN predominantly male? I don’t mind either way just purely interested! I get on with guys better.

Cheers to anyone who replies; I appreciate your help! Sorry for sounding like a total newbie.
 

Alfacharlie

War Hero
Hi - I’m completely new to the RN so I’m sorry if I sound like a newbie.

I’m thinking of joining the school leaver engineering apprenticeship, not quite sure which division yet, and I’m wondering whether I’d get in. My A levels are AAA in Chemistry, Biology and Psychology (so I would be starting in the lower apprenticeship, not the accelerated one yet.) I’m good at Physics and Maths, been studying it in my spare time.

Physically, I’m 5ft 9, fit (runner, weightlifting.) I just have to learn how to get out of a pool without a ladder cause I’m a noob haha.

Is it difficult to get into the RN? Or should you be fine if you’re fit, academic and studied for the interviews?

Also, is the RN predominantly male? I don’t mind either way just purely interested! I get on with guys better.

Cheers to anyone who replies; I appreciate your help! Sorry for sounding like a total newbie.
Don’t worry about the little things mate. Just go with it, if you really want it.
There’s banter, obviously, but embrace it and good luck.!
 

Waspie

War Hero
Thank you :) yeah overthinking it is a bit of a weakness of mine xD
Yeah, try not overthinking things. With your academic grades you should be fine. Just take in what you're being told and apply it. Don't think beyond what you're asked to do and you'll be fine. As for not getting out of the pool!!! Minor thing.
With all things, just concentrate on where you are at the time. IE, in basic training, don't sweat it about what's next. Walk before running. The RN has been training folk for eons, they have an idea on what to do.
As @Alfacharlie says, embrace it!
 

Blondie2000

Midshipman
Cus it's not.
@Blondie2000
Look into your options, or if you like the look of more than one, talk them through with a recruiter. Don't worry about sounding like a newbie, you are.
Oh right.. didn’t know you could do that. I thought they’d reject you if you didn’t know which one you wanted to do :O thanks!
 

Sumo

War Hero
Oh right.. didn’t know you could do that. I thought they’d reject you if you didn’t know which one you wanted to do :O thanks!
One of the man roles of the recruiter, is to fit you into a role that you like, or are suited for, it is a waste of time, yours and the navies. if you get that bit wrong, and drop out later.
 
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