Bum still to old and knackered
For definitive advice, you are best off going through your AFCO , who can talk directly to the branch sponsor for definitive guidance.That's excellent Ninja, thank you for clarifying the issue and so quickly as well.
Do those who complete the UGAS TC and go for their officer commission, get to choose which part of the RN to be an officer in afterwards or is it expected/required to re-join Submarines?
If one chooses instead to depart from the RN upon finishing the TC, is there a known upper-age limit for re-joining that one needs to be aware of and do those who seek to re-join, need to join the exact same branch they were originally in? (After all that fishy ME stuff, it could be fun to be an Engineering CIS puff )
Third, is there a bar to joining UGAS, if the applicant is a dual-national with another European country? As the RN page only says "You must be a British national", but it doesn't say you must "only" be one.
To what extent does one physically attend a uni campus? I assume all the qualifications are just taken onboard or at a shore base.
If you extend your career without commissioning, does that simply mean you continue as a POET where you left off and then finally, if you're in long enough, become a CPOET?
I'm sorry for the many questions. But I'm so eager to know all I can about this scheme.
Thank you for your time.
No worries.Again, excellent answer. I really appreciate what you do around here.
My thoughts regarding the change at officer came from how it seems you can transfer from GS to Submarines but not the other way around and so, if one wanted to try GS too, the officer stage would be the time (and perhaps only time) to do it I thought.
I'm a little surprised that it's not mentioned anywhere that you either get or could apply for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status and/or progress to Chartered Engineer status (CEng), as mentioned for some other roles. No worries.
The whole scheme is just incredibly exciting and I'm thinking of grabbing it with both hands. Thanks again!