How quick can I get in the Navy?

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  1. UK_22

    UK_22 New member

    I need to get away from civvie street fast, and get out of the country and see the world.

    There's no doubting my commitment for a career within the RN, I would just like to know the waiting times from application to training start date for both Ratings and Officers.

    Does it take longer for Potential Officers to get in or Ratings?

    I know all this sounds 'bone' but I am fed up to the teeth with my work at the minute and seriously looking at RN. Just wondered if anyone has any good info about this? I'm going to head down to the AFCO as well, just want your opinion.

    Thank you.
  2. Always_a_Civvy

    Always_a_Civvy Supporter - ADC

    Send me a briefcase with 5000 crisp £50 notes and mum's the word. You'll never see me or your money again. I'll send you a brochure for the RN though... :wink: :grin:
  3. danny

    danny War Hero

    i would say as a rating between 6 months and a year is about right.
    as an officer i dont have a clue.
  4. Slop_Jockey

    Slop_Jockey New member

    Pop down to HMS Nelson knock on the front door and see if the nice man can help you out.
  5. Handler

    Handler War Hero

    By that time Danny--probably no sea going drafts left !!
  6. Chicogiz

    Chicogiz War Hero

    5 secs if you **** ur way in.
  7. polariod

    polariod New member

    Chico, naughty corner, NOW!!!!

  8. slim

    slim War Hero

    Go to old Portsmouth get pissed in the bar area and you will probably wake up on board a ship as a landlubber, oops sorry that was years ago. Best visit your recruiting office instead.
  9. Chicogiz

    Chicogiz War Hero

    **** ur way in its quicky
  10. Lamri

    Lamri New member

    Pop yerself over the oggin to France and join the Legion sunbeam, you'll be in quick as a couple of days :D
  11. dantae

    dantae New member

    that depends on the branch for the branch i want it is going to take 13 months just get down to your careers office and ask
  12. kingoftwigs

    kingoftwigs New member

    It took me 6 months, and that was cos they were waiting for me to leave school, if they want you, not long!
  13. higthepig

    higthepig Supporters - GCM

    Why do you need to get out of the Country fast?
    Just go to the recruiting office and tell them you`re a Gay Muslim.
    Your feet wont touch the ground.
  14. kingoftwigs

    kingoftwigs New member

    Surely a dyslexic lesbian muslim? :wink:
  15. SouthLancsLad

    SouthLancsLad Badgeman

    I'm not in yet, but for what my opinion's worth I'd say that you're better off looking at what specialisation you actually want to do rather than what will get you in the quickest. You're committing yourself for at least 4 years, better to make sure it's something you enjoy.

    I've got to wait over 2 years to get in to do what I want, I'd love to be able to get started quicker but I think it's worth the wait.

    There's always the RNR in the meantime.
  16. danny

    danny War Hero

    If you need to get out of the countyr quck consider the army.
    they can probably have you on a plane to the big sandbox by next monday :)
  17. Happy_Jack

    Happy_Jack New member

    Your not alone, most officers don't have a clue!
  18. If you apply into the Submarine service it seems to be much faster :)
  19. ship_rat

    ship_rat New member

    from putting my appication in wantting to be an AET to getting my dates it has taken me 7 months and my basic training is in june, so in all about 10-11 months.
    hope this helps
  20. danny

    danny War Hero

    Thats not what i ment but i do have to agree in the large part they dont.

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