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Looking to Join (2nd time) - from Prison Service

mac95

Newbie
Back when I was 19 I applied to join as an Officer after A Levels - got through but only lasted a month down to my own fault.

Went on to college and got my degree. Still thought about the Navy but gone on with other things. Have been working as a Prison Officer for nearly 2 years but it's not for me.

Anyway with everything that has happened me this year am back thinking about joining the Navy and got some positive feedback from Careers when I explained my situation. Being stuck where I work and not travelling at all has really got to me. That would be one of the appeals of the Navy for me.

So am 25 now and thinking of making the change. Have spoken to someone at work about it and he just said he didn't think it would be a good idea and that it was a young man's game. I'm only 25 ffs. I am single so that's not a problem. I know most of the others joining up would be younger but am sure there are some my age too as you can join i to your 30s.

So just want to see what people think or if you think I would have any problems?
 

Taztiff

War Hero
Have spoken to someone at work about it and he just said he didn't think it would be a good idea and that it was a young man's game.
Expert then?
I know a lad who joined up, met a girl back home, decided to quit and leave mob, went prison service and is hating every minute of it. Meeting the girl (got her preggers) messed his career up.
To make it worse, the girls dad was ex-navy! Well, wafu which might explain it.
And the lads dad is a long time prison warder as well.
 

Waspie

War Hero
We have had guys in there 30's on here asking similar questions.

Don't talk about it - DO IT!!! If you want to join, fill in the form and get it started. As for age!!! It's just a number.

Good luck to you, anything has to be better than being locked in with thieves and perverts!!!
 

slim

War Hero
We have had guys in there 30's on here asking similar questions.

Don't talk about it - DO IT!!! If you want to join, fill in the form and get it started. As for age!!! It's just a number.

Good luck to you, anything has to be better than being locked in with thieves and perverts!!!
Instead of being locked up with the perverts you will be enjoying runs ashore with them :)
 

Chris P

War Hero
I'll echo everyone elses words, don'tthinkabout it DO IT, and as for your oppo at work, young man's game my arse, at 25 you're only just starting life - his names not Fuller is it (fuller shit)?
 

mac95

Newbie
We have had guys in there 30's on here asking similar questions.

Don't talk about it - DO IT!!! If you want to join, fill in the form and get it started. As for age!!! It's just a number.

Good luck to you, anything has to be better than being locked in with thieves and perverts!!!

Yeah and then there are the prisoners !!!
 

mac95

Newbie
You are or should be more mature now. If your degree is one that the RN could use then go for it :)

Yeah am a more mature person now and better able to handle things and not do stupid stuff like before!!

Degree is just a general Business Degree. Looking mainly at Logistics or Warfare roles. Not really techy. Was suggested I look at RN Police but think will avoid that. Will probably get enough crap about my current job never mind signing up for more.
 
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