Joining in 4 years - A couple of questions

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
seanie88 said:
May i ask to what purpose you are doing you degree?

is it just for the RN or are you thinking get degree join the RN see the world get more qualifications , leave get a civi job and earn more money ??

cause (im not 100%) i think you can do things like betec's while you in like you can do your GCSE's.

i'm not a 100% like i say but its an option and it best to look at joing and what you want to do from diffrent angels. as it will only slow your enty and what you want to do in life down. i found that out the hard way i should have been in the RN 5 years this year but i went to college instead to try and improve my grades(needless to say it didn't work:-(. )


Yes you can do BTEC's with your education allowance, the mob pays 80% if it's relative to your branch and you can get time off for day release (I did an HNC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering at Plymouth CFE this way). You can also do GCSE's as I got a couple the same way. If joining as a rating, check what's available at the Education Centre, every shore base has one.
 

Lloyd245

Newbie
seanie88 said:
May i ask to what purpose you are doing you degree?

is it just for the RN or are you thinking get degree join the RN see the world get more qualifications , leave get a civi job and earn more money ??

cause (im not 100%) i think you can do things like betec's while you in like you can do your GCSE's.

i'm not a 100% like i say but its an option and it best to look at joing and what you want to do from diffrent angels. as it will only slow your enty and what you want to do in life down. i found that out the hard way i should have been in the RN 5 years this year but i went to college instead to try and improve my grades(needless to say it didn't work:-(. )

I know you don't always NEED a degree for alot of the jobs in the RN (the AFCO told me this), but I'm mainly doing a degree as a backup, and the whole 'university experience' :wink:

To be honest at the moment I'm not sure if I want to join the RN and choose it as a life career or go for the life experience then leave and get a job in civvie street. But the good thing is I've got 4 years to think about it :p

I am currently looking at the URNU, seems like a good idea to do while I'm at University. One question - Do I have to actually be a student at the specified University with a URNU (Oxford, Bristol, Southampton etc) or just within 1 hour's travelling distance?
 

icantfly

Lantern Swinger
JaFAA said:
Surely a university qualification will override the A-level requirements in some way?

hahaha.. I have a degree, but not enough A-level points to join as an occifer

don't ever believe that the RN could be logical
 
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