Hi everyone, I have my interview on the 20th for ET(WE) and am creating this document of stuff to revise and was wondering what you all thought, if I am missing anything and if you could help add anything as well that would be appreciated. Also if any of you could give advice on the sort of questions that will be asked. Thanks its very much appreciated Life in the Royal Navy v Joining the Royal Navy makes you a part of our specialist professional team. You will play a vital role in anything from combatting pirates off the coast of the Philippines and neutralising mines near Libya – to humanitarian efforts right around the world.There is no doubt that life in the Royal Navy as a rating is challenging. You’ll be using your skills in some of the most demanding environments. But there are few jobs that are so fulfilling. Find Out About My Job Role (ETWE) v As an Engineering Technician – Weapon Engineering, it’ll be your job to protect your ship and your crewmates from any kind of attack and provide the ability to combat hostile forces. You’ll be part of a team maintaining and operating the ship’s complex communications and data-processing, detection and weapon systems, including missiles, guns and anti-submarine torpedoes. You’ll also be responsible for sophisticated electronic equipment, including active sonar to detect submarines and air and surface surveillance radar. Like everyone on board, you’ll be trained to be part of a damage-control and firefighting team. When you’re not at sea, you could work at a fleet maintenance unit, carrying out major repairs on other warships, or helping to plan maintenance routines for technicians throughout the Royal Navy v After your basic training, you’ll spend five months at the Maritime Warfare School at HMSCollingwood in Hampshire. Here, you’ll learn about the Royal Navy’s weapon systems, safety procedures, electrical and electronic repair techniques and the basics of hydraulics and pneumatics. You’ll also receive practical training in a range of essential tools and techniques. At the end of this course, you’ll go to sea on board a warship and start to put your training into practice, working alongside experienced members of theweapon engineering department. v Career progression - Training will be a constant feature of your time with us. We’ll help you gain academic qualifications like GCSEs, A-levels, even a degree. You can also work towards NVQs and other vocational awards. Research What the Royal Navy Do v Preventing Conflict – The Royal Navy’s presence on the world stage sends a powerful message that the UK is committed to global affairs and provides a stabilising influence. In this way we prevent conflict on the high seas and protect the flow of international trade on which our nation depends. v Providing Security at sea - The UK has a responsibility to its citizens and its allies to endeavour to safeguard the high seas. This is why the Royal Navy protects home and international waters – making sure the global trade that Britain and the world depend on can proceed without a hitch. v Ready to fight - When diplomacy fails, the UK has to be ready to protect its interests and its allies. What’s more, as a member of NATO and the UN, the UK also acts to support the enforcement of UN resolutions and come to the aid of our allies. This is where the Royal Navy comes in: we train to go where we’re needed – by sea, land or air – and deploy our forces with the aim of restoring peace. v Providing humanitarian aid - When natural or man-made disasters occur, a country’s infrastructure and resources can be crippled. With loss of electricity, shortage of food and water supplies, and human lives at risk – responding to such life-threatening scenarios is central to the Royal Navy’s ethos. Because we have the skills, equipment and know-how to go anywhere, regardless of potential damage to local infrastructure. v Protecting our economy – The Royal Navy safeguard the high seas trade routes that Britain depends on for 95% of its economic activity. v International Partnerships – We work with our allies to help secure the relationships that our nation depends on. Research the whole organisation, the equipment and people v Naval Bases - HMNB Clyde - HMNB Portsmouth - HMNB Devonport Current Royal Navy deployments v Learn About HMS Raleigh v Weeks 1 – 4 - Militarisation Weeks 4 – 8 - Marinisation Weeks 8 – 10 - Confirmation v Week 3 - Military training unit Week 5 - Seamanship Week 6 - Powerboat (and stretcher run) Week 7 - Dartmoor Week 8 - Damage control Week 9 - Final Ex Week 10 - IMF passout v They will learn some basic skills, such as self discipline, teamwork and overcoming problems. In addition, they will be taught how to fire a SA80 assault rifle and other skills required of all sailors. Recruits are given a taste of how to operate as a team tackling floods and fires at sea and they will also have to pass a first aid course. Fitness is crucial and a progressive regime will test individuals' ability to, climb High Ropes and complete the assault and obstacle courses.Training is as practical and active as possible, using simulators and a decommissioned warship to give recruits a real taste of their future careers and the environments in which they will work and fight.