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Hydrpgraphy/ Meteorology specialist

Leroy578

Newbie
Hello I'm interested in joining up as a Hydrography/ Meteorologist Rating but have a few questions as there doesn't appear to be too much information out there.

*Is the £20.000 salary before tax?
*How long until you achieve a nationally recognised qualification as a weather observationist? And how long do you have to commit to the royal navy for?
*Do you have to do a lot of remedial jobs that you would expect deck hands to be doing?
*What are sleeping arrangements like on sea or land, can you have your own room?
*How many hours a day would you expect to work on land and at sea? Do you get much time for yourself?

Thanks in advance.
 

SnowGoose

Midshipman
I am starting basic training soon going in HM.
Phase 2 training is £20,000.04 before tax yes.
You sign a 12 year contract and have to serve a minimum of 4 weeks, after that you can leave up until 6 months from your Raleigh date. After that you have to serve 3 years 8 months and then if you wanted to leave then give a years notice then. So you'd basically have to serve 5 years before you can leave.
You said you wanted to do Met so after Raleigh you'd do phase 2 training first which is 1 year experience at an air station/ base. You'd then be part of the fleet and then have taskbooks to do and can get drafted. Within the 5 years after phase 2 I would imagine you would be working towards the foundation degree.
HM tend to serve on different ships I.e. survey vessels. If you do Met though you could be on a type 23 frigate and so living conditions would be worse rather than hydrography as the survey vessels are less crowded and more roomy. You would more likely do remedial work on a type 23 yes as depends what your daily orders are. You can also volunteer for unpleasant work and get paid £3 a day extra. Youd also get unpleasant living pay on a type 23 too.
Sleeping arrangements depend on the ship and your rank but most living for ratings will be communal living and cramped with limited space.

Working hours well you can go on tours for up to 9 months.
Hours can be 8 till 4 but then you have to do certain orders until 6. Or you do 12 till 8? Then there's working through the night hours too.
Or if you're on a submarine you do 6 hours on then off.
You get 3 hours a during your working hours a week to do fitness as well which isn't part of your free time I believe (you can still do fitness in your free time).
Free time is also spent on ship obviously.

There's a long waiting time for HM one guy on my PRNC applied feb 2017 and we're only just going in Dec 2019.
 

SnowGoose

Midshipman
No problem Leroy if it's what you want to do then still go for it. I applied October 2018, had my interview March 2019 and was told for HM the waiting time is 18 months from when the AFCO bid for you. This is due to the demand of the service needs so submariners are priority etc so they have 3 months etc. For me after March 2018 I was supposed to wait 18 months but someone must have dropped out so I get to go in Dec 2019.

If you have anymore questions feel free to ask
 

Alfacharlie

War Hero
I am starting basic training soon going in HM.
Phase 2 training is £20,000.04 before tax yes.
You sign a 12 year contract and have to serve a minimum of 4 weeks, after that you can leave up until 6 months from your Raleigh date. After that you have to serve 3 years 8 months and then if you wanted to leave then give a years notice then. So you'd basically have to serve 5 years before you can leave.
You said you wanted to do Met so after Raleigh you'd do phase 2 training first which is 1 year experience at an air station/ base. You'd then be part of the fleet and then have taskbooks to do and can get drafted. Within the 5 years after phase 2 I would imagine you would be working towards the foundation degree.
HM tend to serve on different ships I.e. survey vessels. If you do Met though you could be on a type 23 frigate and so living conditions would be worse rather than hydrography as the survey vessels are less crowded and more roomy. You would more likely do remedial work on a type 23 yes as depends what your daily orders are. You can also volunteer for unpleasant work and get paid £3 a day extra. Youd also get unpleasant living pay on a type 23 too.
Sleeping arrangements depend on the ship and your rank but most living for ratings will be communal living and cramped with limited space.

Working hours well you can go on tours for up to 9 months.
Hours can be 8 till 4 but then you have to do certain orders until 6. Or you do 12 till 8? Then there's working through the night hours too.
Or if you're on a submarine you do 6 hours on then off.
You get 3 hours a during your working hours a week to do fitness as well which isn't part of your free time I believe (you can still do fitness in your free time).
Free time is also spent on ship obviously.

There's a long waiting time for HM one guy on my PRNC applied feb 2017 and we're only just going in Dec 2019.
I liked 23’s!
 
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