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  1. 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.
     
  2. I see you've learnt how to cut and paste.
     
  3. Haha, well I haven't got long to get all the information and will cut it down once I have all the information I need, but for now its just easier to leave it like that. Got any input on things I should add?
     
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    One thing worth bearing in mind, although it should not affect your job choice (but often does) is the fact ET(WE) is about a 14 month wait to join.

    If you can recite all that you've painstakingly copied, you should be on the right track but I'm not convinced the RN website is up to date with regard the length of phase two training.
     
  5. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

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  6. Ok, @Ninja_Stoker @dapperdunn @janner and anyone else who can contribute. I have done some more research, Put it all more into my own words and wonder if this would be good enough for interview, or I am missing anything? Also is history or current deployments something I might be asked about? Thanks

    Life in the Royal Navy

    · As a member of the Royal Navy my job could involve a variety of roles from anti piracy operations off the Philippines to humanitarian aid such as helping to deal with the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leona. Life in the Royal Navy can be challenging, I may have to use the skills I will learn in some of the most demanding environments on the planet.


    Find Out About My Job Role (ETWE)

    · As an ET(WE) it will be my job to protect the ship and crew from any form of attack and provide the ability to combat hostiles. I will be in a team that’s job is to maintain and operate the ships communication systems and data processing, detection and weapon systems which include missiles, guns and anti-submarine torpedoes. I will also be responsible for electronic equipment including active sonar to detect submarines and air and surface surveillance radar. As well as that I will be part of a damage control and firefighting team and when not at sea I might be working at a fleet maintenance unit carrying out repairs on warships or helping to plan maintenance routines for technicians. After completion of basic training at Raleigh I will be sent to Maritime Warfare School at HMS Collingwood where I shall spent 5? Months learning all about the weapons systems, safety procedure, electrical and electronic repair techniques, hydraulics and pneumatics. After which you will be sent to sea on a warship where training will be put to use. Training will be a constant progression and will give you the ability to gain qualifications such which include GCSE’s, A-Levels and a degree.

    Research What the Royal Navy Do


    · Preventing Conflict –. By being globally deployed the Royal Navy prevents conflict its reassuring presence can often be enough to deter threats help keep the peace stabilise potential hot spots. In this way we prevent conflict on the high seas and protect the flow of international trade on which our nation depends.

    · Providing Security at sea - At sea every day of the year the Navy provide security by maintaining a visible presence in home waters and in regions overseas where there are strong UK interests making sure the global trade that Britain and the world depend on can proceed without a hitch.

    · Ready to fight - Train to go where they are needed and only when absolutely necessary the Royal Navy must be ready to fight and win in combat at sea, on land or in the air.

    · Providing humanitarian aid - When disasters occur, and human lives at risk responding to such life-threatening scenarios is central to the Royal Navy because we have the skills, equipment and know how to go anywhere.

    · Protecting our economy – The Royal Navy safeguard the high seas trade routes that Britain depends on for 95% of its economic activity.

    · International Partnerships – Promoting partnerships with other nations is key to helping make the seas safer for everyone as well as helping to share the burden of providing security it also increases levels of understanding and cooperation between nations.

    Research the whole organisation, the equipment and people

    · Naval Bases

    · HMNB Clyde

    · HMNB Portsmouth

    · HMNB Devonport

    · Ships

    · Assault –

    -Landing Platform Dock – (Top speed 18 knots, 176M long, range of 8000 miles) (Equipment – Goalkeeper close-in weapon, Small Calibre Guns)

    -Landing Platform Helicopter Ship – (Top speed 16 knots, range of 8000 miles, 450 personnel) (Equipment – Goalkeeper close-in weapon, Small Calibre Guns)

    · Destroyers –

    -Type 45 – (152M Long, 21.2M Beam Length, 8000 tonne displacement) (Equipment – MK8 Gun, Sampson Radar, Phalanx close-in weapon, Sea Viper anti aircraft missile)

    · Frigates –

    -Type 23 – (Top speed 28 knots, range of 7800 miles, 185 personnel) (Equipment – MK8 Gun, Small Calibre Guns, Harpoon long range anti ship missile, Seawolf guided missile)

    · Future Ships –

    -Aircraft Carriers – (280M Long, 65000 tonne displacement, range of 10000 miles) (Equipment – Phalanx close-in weapon, Crowsnest early warning system)

    -Type 26 Frigates – (Top speed of 28 knots, range of 7800 miles, 185 personnel) (Equipment – Sea Ceptor air defence system, Small Calibre Guns)

    · Patrol and mine hunters –

    -Mine Counter Measure Vessels – (Equipment – DS30B 30MM Gun, Seafox mine disposal system)

    -Patrol Boats – (Equipment – DS30B 30MM Gun, GAM BO 20MM short range anti aircraft gun)

    · Survey –

    -Ice Patrol and Survey – (89.7M Long, 5000 tonne displacement, 88 personnel) (Equipment – Hull mounted multi beam echo sounder, Survey motor boat, 8.5M ramped boat work)

    · Submarines

    · Ballistic Submarines –

    -Vanguard Ballistic – (149.9M Long, Top speed of 25 knots, 15900 tonne displacement) (Equipment – Trident D5 Ballistic Missile, Spearfish anti submarine torpedo)

    · Fleet Submarines –

    -Astute Class – (97M Long, top speed of 30 knots, 7400 tonne displacement) (Equipment – Spearfish anti submarine torpedo, Tomahawk cruise missile)

    -Trafalgar Class – (85.4M Long, 5298 tonne displacement, 130 personnel) (Equipment – Spearfish anti submarine torpedo, Tomahawk cruise missile)

    · Future Submarines –

    -Successor Ballistic – Name of the programme developing the next generation of trident missile submarines.





    Learn About HMS Raleigh

    · Weeks 1 – 4 - Militarisation

    Weeks 4 – 8 - Marinisation

    Weeks 8 – 10 - Confirmation

    · Week 3 - Military training unit
    Week 5 - Seamanship
    Week 6 - Powerboat (and stretcher run)
    Week 7 - Dartmoor

    Week 8 - Damage control
    Week 9 - Final Exercise
    Week 10 - IMF Passout

    · At Raleigh you learn some basic skills such as self discipline, teamwork and how to overcome problems. As well as that you are taught how to use the SA80 A2 rifle and other skills all sailors require. You are shown what it’s like to tackle floods and fires at sea and are required to pass a first aid course. Fitness is a constant and you will be tested on your ability to climb ropes and complete assault and obstacle courses. The training is practical, using simulators and a decommissioned warship so that recruits will get a real feel for life in the Royal Navy.
     
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  7. ETWE. Fast track scheme should be of interest, I would have thought
     
  8. What's this fast track scheme? Could you tell me more about it please? As that would definitely be something I'm interested in. Thanks
     
  9. if you are really good. Be that in Phase 2 at Collingwood or (if not picked up then) on board...you MAY get selected for the fast track scheme. You get pushed through the system more quickly compared to your mates who are not 'fast-tracked'

    you COULD make Petty Officer within 8 years. You have to be very good at your job and as a matelot whilst maintaining that standard throughout.
     
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