#1
Hi all,

I have a fair idea of the training pipeline for a marine engineer (submariner) up to the point of the first competent job, but from there everything becomes a little obscure.

What scope is there for 'specialisation'? Do each of the engineers train to become specialists in a particular area? I.e. in gas turbines, hydraulics, air systems etc. Or are they all just 'general' engineers?

I was actually asked about specialisation at my career discussion interview, and was quite baffled to be honest.

If anyone can shed some light on this it would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
 

Seadog

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#2
Gas turbines, in a submarine?

When you say ‘marine engineer’ do you mean Engineering Technician
(Marine Engineering)?
 
#3
As a former ME(SM), you only specialise mechanical or electrical later on, at Leading Hand stage I believe but happy to be corrected, other than that you'll work on all systems. You will do seperate courses for individual bits of equipment though.
 
#4
Gas turbines, in a submarine?

When you say ‘marine engineer’ do you mean Engineering Technician
(Marine Engineering)?
Oops, no of course not. I just copied what was in the training section of the job description.

No, I meant an officer. From the RoS document I came across there was mention of a PhD, so I'm guessing there is scope for specialisation into a particular area.
 
#5
As a former ME(SM), you only specialise mechanical or electrical later on, at Leading Hand stage I believe but happy to be corrected, other than that you'll work on all systems. You will do seperate courses for individual bits of equipment though.
Thank you for the reply; I should have been clearer in mentioning the fact it was the officer role I was ultimately referring to. Apologies!

If you know anything with regards to the officer role then I'd be keen to hear.

Thanks again!
 

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