Looking for help or guidance!

Discussion in 'Submariners' started by Don87, Nov 17, 2007.

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  1. I have been seriously considering a career in the Royal Navy's Submarine Service for quite a while now. But I thought I'd stop considering it and actually make it happen!

    I have done as much research as I can on submarines, their history, their role...the different jobs and tasks on a boat, what life is like and the training required to attain it.
    I can honestly say I've never wanted to do something so badly, never had a passion for a career like this before.

    I have also been improving my health (quit smoking, losing weight and joined gym ect.) and now feel like I am fully prepared to start the application process.

    But HERE is the problem. I was planning on applying for WS(SM) (Warfare Specialist), probably Sensors/Tactical...though I also really like the sound of Communications and Information too. But I thought I'd check out the other Submariner jobs they have information for on the RN Careers site for one last look to make sure I definitely want this branch.

    Turns out they only have 2 different jobs...Warfare Specialist and ET(WE) (SM) (Engineering Technician) and I am not remotely interested in the Engineering branch (as an actual full time job, I still am interested in the engineering of boats).

    So what other jobs are there on boats that I can choose when I join up?

    I know I can ask in the careers office, but it costs me nearly 20 quid to get to the nearest one and back, and I'd rather be walking in already knowing what I want to do, instead of thinking about it, coming back ect. ect.

    Also can anyone here give any good advice for an aspiring submariner? Any tips for the recruitment process or general advice is greatly appreciated!

    Having lurked here for some months, I expect no less than total mockery and a smattering of advice here and there :thumright:
  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

  3. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    I have an image in my mind: "Press 1 for AET................... Press 24 for Warfare............."
  4. Nah don't want to be a backafty - they are the ones that aren't good enough for a job up front, the rejects.
  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    I have to admit I thought that, but (being a spotter) of course it had to be tried out. AND, you get to speak to a REAL person!
  6. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    What advice did they give you mate? :w00t: :dwarf:
  7. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Can't remember exactly, but it was something along the lines of: "Not you again....?"

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