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Making contact with other new recruits

pip2001

Midshipman
Hi, I would like to make contact with other new and recent recruits, especially "Seaman Specialists". I am an 18 (19 in December) female. What has your first year been like ?
 

soleil

War Hero
Pip

There will be a point further along during the application process when you will be able to join a special Facebook group for candidates who are starting at HMS Raleigh - I don't think that you can join at the moment because I think that the main criterion is that you should have a start date.
 

crash_evans

War Hero
Have a look through the site (search bar in the top right), there are a few threads on this subject.

I was a DO to SEA specs in COLLINGWOOD.

Out of interest, what are you qualifications? What are you reasons for joining as a SEA SPEC? Gen question. It is sold as a sexy job, boat driving etc and transferable skills. The reality is something different.


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crash_evans

War Hero
what is the reality crash evans

The likelihood of you doing boat driving (Coxn) is low, until you are Leading Hand level. You day to day business will be acting as tactical communications (Yeoman) and working part of ship, doing various seamanship evolutions. You will also be driving the ship for 8 hours a day (two shifts of four hours).

You will be trained in various weapons (GPMG/MK 44 mini gun), in which you can be activated in response to FIAC/FAC (Fast Inshore Attack Craft/Fast Attack Craft) or drone attack/light aircraft attack). This can happen anytime of the day and is in addition to your normal duties. This is at whilst at sea.

As an Able Seaman, you will be taking charge (to a lesser extent) in seamanship evolutions (coming alongside, coming to anchor/bouy, Replenishing at Sea (RAS) etc.

You may also be selected to be a survival equipment maintainer (lifejackets and other safety equipment).

You also can request to be the Navigators Yeoman. Assisting the Ships navigator in maintaining the ships charts etc.

Alongside, you will be assisting the Chief Bosuns Mate in day to day maintenance of lifesaving equipment (life rafts etc). You will carry out communal and general duties in the Harbour Duty Watch like the rest of us in the Warfare Department.


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crash_evans

War Hero
Thanks, that very helpful information

No snags. What are your interests?

I have seen many a Spec join and become frustrated at the disconnect between theory and reality.

I am not trying to dissuade you from your branch of preference. That said, it wouldn’t be my first choice to most.


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pip2001

Midshipman
Obviously being a school leaver, i dont have much life experience yet which isnt that helpful when choosing a career. I want the life experience that the RN offer. I am not an office type of person so have chosen sea specialist as this fits my life style. Is there something else you would recommend I should look at ?
 

soleil

War Hero
Obviously being a school leaver, i dont have much life experience yet which isnt that helpful when choosing a career. I want the life experience that the RN offer. I am not an office type of person so have chosen sea specialist as this fits my life style. Is there something else you would recommend I should look at ?

Crash will have some good ideas.

There might be other roles in the Royal Navy which you could look at.

What do you have as your qualifications?
 

Alfacharlie

War Hero
Obviously being a school leaver, i dont have much life experience yet which isnt that helpful when choosing a career. I want the life experience that the RN offer. I am not an office type of person so have chosen sea specialist as this fits my life style. Is there something else you would recommend I should look at ?
Yeah, AC. Cool as, we are!
Easy too!
 

pip2001

Midshipman
Crash will have some good ideas.

There might be other roles in the Royal Navy which you could look at.

What do you have as your qualifications?
I have 6 GCSE,s including maths and English. I also have just completed a two year CETEC (level 3) art/design
 

crash_evans

War Hero
Obviously being a school leaver, i dont have much life experience yet which isnt that helpful when choosing a career. I want the life experience that the RN offer. I am not an office type of person so have chosen sea specialist as this fits my life style. Is there something else you would recommend I should look at ?

I joined the RN at 16, I hated school. I had nothing in the way of quals. No life experience and a chip on my shoulder (more like a super large McDonalds fries). I grew up in the 80’s where films like The Hunt for Red October were the bomb. I love to be outside and play hide and seek. Pretty much what I do now as a UW. I LOVE my job. We are a small branch and I like working in small groups.

The reason I mention above, your external experience isn’t essential to the RN. Everyone brings their ‘thing’ to the party. You may have had a tough life (I had), you may have come from a broken home. That resilience, that dedication is what the RN wants. Think about what you LOVE, chat with your Careers Advisor, play to your strengths. It’s a long career if you aren’t doing something you love. I wouldn’t have been doing it for 23 years otherwise.

Being inside/outside doesn’t make or break the job role. Taking pride and satisfaction from that role is what makes you a better operator/maintainer.


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