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Leadership oppertunities before joining as officer

Spiced Buoy

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I want to join the Royal Navy as an officer, but I don't have much leadership experience. What sort of things can I get involved with in order to accrue this experience? I feel like it will be a huge part of the selection process and having that experience would be a massive advantage, if not a prerequisite.

Cheers in advance.
 
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Waspie

War Hero
To get you going, use the site search facility. I'm sure you aren't the first to feel the need for this info.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
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I want to join the Royal Navy as an officer, but I don't have much leadership experience. What sort of things can I get involved with in order to accrue this experience. I feel like it will be a huge part of the selection process and having that experience would be a massive advantage, if not a prerequisite.

Cheers in advance.
Cadet Forces Adult Volunteer is probably a good starter. Duke of Edinburgh award schemes also.
 

Dredd

War Hero
Super Moderator
Very true ATG, but there is merit in asking about ways to boost your chances when you are going to be in competition with others for potentially limited places.

For the OP - prior experience will be considered in the application but as mentioned above, the testing will be on potential capability so be prepared to get stuck in and give it your all when the time comes.
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
Participate in Parish/ Community Council activities, local projects, preservation, objections, endorsements; marshalling / support at local sport events ( 10k run ), Committee on local branch of an appropriate professional institution. Committee of the local bowling club.

Leadership experience includes experience of being led / misled.
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
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Leadership experience includes experience of being led / misled.
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And that's why I was a natural leader!
 
Stand fast @Sumo but glaring examples of erm, 'regional spelling' frequently pass without my, or any, comment.

Must you be the second man on the dictionary?
Aye, Though I'd prefer to be the first whenever those from aspiring YOs grip me.

Would this face-palm overdose be more appropriate to your MODship instead?

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