Getting a job after leaving rn

Waspie

War Hero
2 years retired now, before that, worked every day of my life since joining mob at 15
Same, well! Apart from only retiring last year - finally!! 68, could have kept working but I thought enough!!

As for the OP's brother, if he was a tanky. I was at Bovington for over 20 years working alongside the Army!!

Problem I found listening to them. The careers advisors put them on this very tall pedestal telling them they are so employable and any civilian employer will snap them up. Then the reality of it of it is being a fit, lean killing machine isn't top priority for engineering, building trades etc!!

Always remember the first question an employer asked me after leaving the mob!! "And what civilian experience can you bring to the company!! After 24 years there is only one answer!! None!! Its a killer question but you can work round it!! Just be prepared!!
 

Civvie dad

Badgeman
My lad asked the same question before applying for ETME , the recruiter told him everything he’d have to learn , not just engines and propulsion systems but air con, plumbing , generators ect , with that experience behind you it doesn’t matter if it was on a ship , boat or whatever it’s all transferable, being in the heavy mechanics trade for 35 years I know in civvie street there’s never enough of us to go round, I’d imagine it’s all to how you articulate yourself at a civvie interview
 

Civvie dad

Badgeman
Forgot to add , I’ve worked with a lot of ex forces lads over the years and the ones from the navy and raf seem to be a lot less reliant on being told what to do and just cracking on with the job , never have been in the forces so I don’t know if the army is more institutional with there lads
 
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Missing royal navy life ?​

1. Build a Shelf in the top of your wardrobe, fit a thin mattress and sleep on top of it.
2. Remove the wardrobe door and replace it with a curtain that is too small.
3. Wash your socks and underpants in the bathroom sink every night then hang them on the waterpipes to dry.
4. Four hours after you have gone to bed, instruct your wife to whip open the curtain, shine a torch in your face and say "sorry mate , wrong pit ".
5. When you have a shower, remember turn the water off when you soap.
6. Every time there is a thunderstorm , sit in a wobbly rocking-chair and rock as hard as you can until violently sick.
7. Put diesel oil into a humidifier and set it on high to achieve that wonderful ship aroma.
8. Dont watch TV except for a movie at 2030. For added realism, have the family vote for which to watch and then select a different one.
9. Leave a lawnmower running in the house to re-create correct noise levels.
10. Have the postman or paperboy give you a haircut fortnightly.
11. Once a week, blow compressed air up the chimney, ensure the soot is carried to your neighbours home. When he comes to complain, laugh in his face and say " Thats life in a blue suit mate ".
12. Buy a rubbish compactor, but use it only once a week, storing all your rubbish in the shower cubicle.
13. Wake up at midnight each night and make a sandwich out of anything you can find.
14. Have a fridge in your home specifically for beer , put a lock on it and give the key to the local policeman.
15. Keep spare keys for above and empty it every lunchtime.
16. Devise your family menu a week in advance without looking in the fridge or freezer.
17. Once a month take apart every household appliance, then reassemble them.
18. Use 4 spoonfuls of coffee per cup and wait 3 hours before drinking it.
19. Invite 40 people you dont like , to stay in your house for a couple of months.
20. Install a small fluorescent strip light under your coffee table the lie underneath it to read a book.
21. Raise the thresholds and lower the top sills of all the doors in your house , so as you will either bang your head or skin your shins every time you pass through them.'
22. When baking a cake, prop one side of the cake tin against the side of the oven and when it has cooled, spread icing thickly on lower side to even it out.
23. Every so often throw one of the kids in the bath and scream " Man overboard ! " Sling in a sponge with a flag on it, then run into the kitchen sweep all the pots and pans onto the floor and yell at your wife for not securing for sea.
24. Get your wife and kids to clean their rooms every evening, and at 1900 wander around the house with the local policeman.
25. Name your favourite shoes " Steaming Bats " then get the kids to hide them round the house.
26. Lie on your bed, or sofa, and fart for absolutely no reason.
27. Insist on going to the local post office for your mail and get them to phone you when ready for collection.
28. On Saturday morning walk round the house whistling loudly and insist everyone you pass stands to attention.
29. Paint the outside of the house battleship grey and put the number on the wall in big black letters.
30. Put windows and a bloody big wheel in your loft.
31. Every thursday at 0500 , run round the house yelling " Hands to Action Stations".
32. Roll up a soft porn magazine and stick it behind the cistern in the toilet , so that all your visitors can read it.
33. When your family demands more food , yell back at them " What do you expect for 39p per day ,per man.
 

Sumo

War Hero
Forgot to add , I’ve worked with a lot of ex forces lads over the years and the ones from the navy and raf seem to be a lot less reliant on being told what to do and just cracking on with the job , never have been in the forces so I don’t know if the army is more institutional with there lads
On the other hand, I've worked with loads of civies since I left the mob, find many very odd.
I took a 3 month break after leaving mob, other than that I have worked all my life since 16.
 

slim

War Hero
On the other hand, I've worked with loads of civies since I left the mob, find many very odd.
I took a 3 month break after leaving mob, other than that I have worked all my life since 16.
A three month break you loafing sod. I stared work for BAe when on my terminal leave. :)
 

Sumo

War Hero
A three month break you loafing sod. I stared work for BAe when on my terminal leave. :)
Went to Florida for a month, sorted out bits and bobs, then looked for a job, the one I took wanted to interview me on the way back from you the states, I said they would have to wait.
 
The OP had just complete his "joining Up" Test and was already thinking about when he leaves!!! Doesn't sound very committed to the RN.

Do a 20 year career and see what happens, you may meet a rich widow in the states who will look after you for the rest of your life, may meet a Gosport Girl who "makes you want to apply for every sea draft'!!!

I had no idea what I wanted to do when I was about to leave and my career happened by ringing the wrong Resettlement Centre and given some info of a course (basically a 4 week job interview)....
 
The OP had just complete his "joining Up" Test and was already thinking about when he leaves!!! Doesn't sound very committed to the RN.

Sounds wise. I've done this for every role in civvy street. If you dont you'll end up in a dead end role.

OP,
Check for companies that have signed the covenant as a starting point. I think my employer hosted (pre-covid at least) recruitment days for ex-armed forces (or those on a countdown to leaving). Might be worth using as a starting point. One of my old departments was filled with ex-mill staff and the banta carried over.


 
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