Fitness and life as a chef and a logistics person on ship

#1
hi i have till friday to make a deision on what brach i want to join. I am very keen on these to branchs but was wondering if i joined would this mean that i wont have enoufe time to keep fit. can some one tell me what life is like i these to roles on the sea and on land and will i have enoufe time to go to the gym on ship and land to keep my fitness up.
 
#3
Re: Fitness and life as a chef and a logistics person on shi

Hi Bilbo

Welcome to Rum Ration!

What are your choices? Chef/Logs SC/Logs Pers?
 

sgtpepperband

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#5
If you want to remain fit on board and do decide to become a Chef, then it's best not to take your work home with you... :oops: :lol:

 
#6
Re: Fitness and life as a chef and a logistics person on shi

Don't go for Writer whatever you choose, my eyes started to bleed reading that.
 
#7
sgtpepperband said:
If you want to remain fit on board and do decide to become a Chef, then it's best not to take your work home with you... :oops: :lol:

What fcuking ship's did you serve on?

Crinkly fries? Nuggets? DIPS!

Such luxuries never existed when I was in.
 
#10
pugfrom83 said:
sgtpepperband said:
HMS Massive - it was hoofin'! :thumbleft:
We had similar on the "Enormous". Mind you, we needed good scran. It was a mile and a half walk to the galley if all the bikes where taken !!
I know what you mean, I was on her sister ship, the "Ginagorous"
 
#11
haha sorry lads I was in a rush before i went out so my head was out the door. so can anyone tell me what life is like both as a chef and a Logistician on land and sea to one make up my mind which i prefer and to tell me whether i would have enough spare time on each role to keep myself fit on and of ship.

And thank you for the warm welcome from those not calling me a dumb ass haha.
 
#12
bilbo93 said:
haha sorry lads I was in a rush before i went out so my head was out the door. so can anyone tell me what life is like both as a chef and a Logistician on land and sea to one make up my mind which i prefer and to tell me whether i would have enough spare time on each role to keep myself fit on and of ship.

And thank you for the warm welcome from those not calling me a dumb ass haha.
You will be expected to maintain a certain level of fitness, bilbo, spare time or not.

Anyway, what do you have in mind when you say "keep myself fit"?

To be honest, I'm not sure that choosing a role based on how much spare time it leaves you for other things is really sensible. Imagine yourself actually doing the jobs in question and ask yourself whether you would be happy doing those things on a day to day basis.
 
#13
Yes i have been thinking about it for the last few days now since passing my psychometric test. I think the pressure of cooking in a busy o kitchen onboard ship would be a challenge that i would enjoy and the fact that it also involves some logistics as well which i think sounds interesting. I am glad that you are encouraged to keep fit and what i mean by fit is not turning in to a chubby lard haha.
 
#15
Re: Fitness and life as a chef and a logistics person on shi

You've seen the Chef job descriptions, haven't you?

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/upload/pdf/AW_RN_Logistics_CS(Chef)_CPL3_CM_V2.pdf

If you are male, this is available to you too:

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/upload/pdf/(new)_AW_RN_Logistics_CS(Chef)_Sub_CPL3_CM_V2.pdf


The other Logs roles:

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/upload/pdf/AW_RN_Logistics_CS(Steward)_CPL3_CM_V2.pdf

If you are male, this one too:

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/upload/pdf/(new)_AW_RN_Logistics_CS(Steward)_Sub_CPL3_CM_V2.pdf


http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/upload/pdf/AW_RN_Logistics_SCL_CPL3_CM_V2.pdf

If you are male, this one too:

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/explore-jobs/all-jobs/supply-chain-logistician-(submariner)/whats-the-job/


http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/upload/pdf/AW_RN_Logistics_PL_CPL3_CM_V2.pdf

If you are male, this one too:

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/upload/pdf/(new)_AW_RN_Logistics_PL_Sub_CPL3_CM_V2.pdf
 
#16
thats all great iam going to ring the recruitment office tomorrow to let them know i want to join as a chef logs. how ever i was told by my recruitment officer i will have to go on a waiting list for a few months does anyone know how long this will take for me to wait to be a chef in the royal navy surface fleet
 

janner

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Book Reviewer
#19
Look in the Newbies thread, there's a list of waiting times, you will get more help on here if you try helping yourself and then asking if you can't find what you are looking for. If you read through the newbies section most of the answers are there
 
#20
Re: Fitness and life as a chef and a logistics person on shi

soleil said:
20 months.
Wow ok is the list on a preference system to how well you did in your psychometric test or is it based on a first come first served basis
 

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