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Introduction: RN Submariner - Undergraduate Apprenticeship Scheme (UGAS)

Al1902

Midshipman
Cheers! Got my interview Monday! Is there a specific place where you found detailed information regarding the 8 1/2 year career? I'm struggling to find detailed info. Thanks.
 

dwade98

Midshipman
I found most of the information from NavyNet to be honest. The Times did an article the other day advertising the scheme (http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/swap-classrooms-for-a-boat-and-start-on-31k-65h62vc6x).

Here's the course structure for you.
-INITIAL TRAINING PHASE
Complete Phase 1 training at HMS Raleigh and then be assigned to the Submarine Qualification organisation (SMQ) for general sub training, some of which will be on an operation sub. Lasts 6 months in total.

-FIRST SHORE TRAINING PHASE
Assigned to HMS Sultan to complete training required before attending Leading Engineering Technician Qualification Course. Undertake a fair few engineering courses and be advanced to the rate of Leading Engineering Technician. Lasts approximately 15 months.

-SEA TRAINING PHASE
Assigned to an operational sub and qualify as a Cat D watchkeeper. Conduct electrical maintenance under supervision as well as gaining experience in operations, maintenance, section management and repair. Should last no longer than 7 months.

-SECOND SHORE TRAINING PHASE
Return to HMS Sultan and attend the Petty Officer Engineering Technical Qualifying Course and other Propulsion courses. During this phase you will complete your Engineering Foundation Degree. Lasts approximately 13 months.

-SEA DELIVERY PHASE
Assigned to an operational sub to qualify as a Cat B watchkeeper, systems maintainer, shutdown supervisor and deputy section head. Advanced to Petty Officer Engineering Technician. Lasts approximately 38-44 months.

-UNIVERSITY DEGREE PHASE
Start the 3rd year of the Uni of Portsmouth to top up your Foundation Degree to a BEng (Hons) in Mech Engineering.

Then after your university phase you will follow with whatever you chose to do (you chose before you start uni) from either:
-Continue in the RN as an ET(MESM)
-Enter the Officer Corps as a MESM sub-specialist subject to passing the AIB
-Leave the RN with a BEng (Hons) degree and substantial Nuclear Engineering experience.

Good luck with your interview!
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
For those interested, the Undergrad Apprentice Scheme (UGAS) is also open to Air Engineers and Weapons Engineers
 

Al1902

Midshipman
dwade98,

Cheers for the info, it proved to be very helpful in the interview! I passed! The officer was quite pleased with the depth of my responses. On to filling out a bunch of medical paperwork then medical!! :)
 

dwade98

Midshipman
Al1902

No worries, glad to hear about the interview! I'm guessing the Careers Officer gave you the similar document with all the details of the scheme on too? Ahh yeah you're not too far behind me then, I've been waiting on my medical since November 2nd and then I've got one more interview for NUGAS and then I should hopefully have a start date for sometime in September.
 

Al1902

Midshipman
Yeah the officer provided me with a document very similar to the information you provided. I just wanted to make sure I had every bit of info required for the interview. Crikey that's a long wait! Funnily enough, when i asked about entry dates, they said currently it's an estimated 10 months from the recruit test, but because there's not enough people meeting the entry requirements, current applicants maybe fast tracked. Hence, September should be a possible entry date!
 

dwade98

Midshipman
Well speak of the devil I got an email last night which I've only just read this morning which states that I've been booked in for a paper review of my medical soon so it's definitely progressing now. Yeah I'm not too sure on how I did on the RT test regarding my exact score but I know I passed and was handed that document with all the dates and salaries for UGAS so I'm fairly certain I'm still being processed for it! Well it could very well be that we could find ourselves on the course at the same time aha!
 

Al1902

Midshipman
Great news mate! Neither do I. I just know I needed at least 80 to get on the scheme! More than likely! Haha
 
I've just changed my application from RM to UGAS after my CA advised me that it might be a better idea. Got my update interview on the 16th Aug. I didn't get handed any information on the different phases but he did show me my psychometric test results
 

Sumo

War Hero
I've just changed my application from RM to UGAS after my CA advised me that it might be a better idea. Got my update interview on the 16th Aug. I didn't get handed any information on the different phases but he did show me my psychometric test results
to clever to be a booty then, UGAS high start salary, and accelerated promotion, what's not to like?
 
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Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
to clever to be a booty then, UGAS high start salary, and accelerated promotion, what's not to like?
Appreciate the comment was intended light-heartedly with the deliberately mispelt 'too', so I'll not bite.

The danger is thinking that a high recruit test score or higher than average educational attainment is not conducive to joining as an Other Rank Royal Marine. I'd certainly make a potential joiner aware of the career opportunities available but would never suggest they join in a job other than their initial aspiration because it usually ends in tears.

Forty percent of RM Other Ranks join educationally qualified for a Commission. Each recruit troop of 55 Other Ranks averages at least two graduates, the record was 17 grads in one intake. Until recently there was an RMR Other Rank who's day job involved being a Phd scientist at the Cern hadron collider thingy.

Be aware of the options definitely, but never let anyone choose your career role without doing the homework first.

My bet? Those aspiring to become Royal Marines from the outset are those most likely to achieve their goal....those hoping to join in a different job and transfer whilst serving are usually among the most disappointed.
 

Sumo

War Hero
@Ninja_Stoker I am so sorry I spelt somfink Wong its just not lime me:D metmany of them special chaps with A or B in the middle of the reg acronym, some very fit clkevwr sods amongst tjhemo_O
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
I am glad we left it to you "Gods" to pump shit and have the pleasure of cleaning out the shit tank every period along side!
Doing doms is dead easy (hence my signature) and as for the shit tank, that was cleaned by dockies but if we had to do a tank entry, that was for the naughty boys. As a missile mary you were obviously a passenger who never took part in boat evolutions ;)

I never fancied the divers job when he had to disconnect the sewage hose and put the grating back on though :eek:
 
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