ME (ET) - AET

#1
Hi,

Im very interested in Engineering in general, originally i applied to go in as an AET and my 2nd choice was ME (ET). Unfortunately i didnt get the RT results for AET so i have accepted to go in as ME.

What are the chances of say doing 5 years as an ME, brushing up my engineering skills, key skills etc.. and transferring over to be an AET?

Thanks.
 
#4
Boys

Can we settle this one for the last time. There are very FEW exceptions, once you are in the RN doing a job you cannot branch change. Only exceptions used to be Phot, Reg and PT all of which you had to have passed for Leadning Hand in Source branch before moving sideways.

If you really want to be a WAFU then wait to resit the RT, if you want to join the Navy then be a stoker.
 
#5
Your chances of getting a transfer from ME to AET are NIL, ZERO, NONE.

Let noone tell you any different, it WILL NOT HAPPEN FOR YOU. As alacrity has already said above, if you want to be an AET wait 12 months and resit the test, if you just want to be in the mob, join as an ME.
 
#6
captainobvious said:
Your chances of getting a transfer from ME to AET are NIL, ZERO, NONE.

Let noone tell you any different, it WILL NOT HAPPEN FOR YOU. As alacrity has already said above, if you want to be an AET wait 12 months and resit the test, if you just want to be in the mob, join as an ME.
My understanding from the outset was that i will not be able to once im in, i dont know where people get told they can!
 
#7
bcfc

I've just flicked back through your post history so that I could give you the best advice and get the clear impression that HMS Raleigh is expecting you to turn up there on February 7th.

Is this true?

If you have reservations about the decisions you have made so far, please don't leave it any longer to go back to your AFCO and speak to your CA.

I would be very disappointed if I heard that you had turned up at HMS Raleigh and then said "Sorry guys, I think I'll resit the RT after all", because you would have taken a place in Basic away from another candidate who would have given his/her right arm to start this February.
 

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#8
Ho-hum....

Ninja_Stoker said:
Funnily enough this query gets raised monthly at every AFCO in the land, & at least every other month on here.

Casting your mind back to the selection interview, you may have been given a drop copy of the Attestation Form (S3049). Again a copy is given at the pre-entry brief & finally the Master At Arms at Raleigh reads it to you before you sign-on, so there should be little confusion.

Ninja_Stoker said:
...you will sign a declaration (S3049 below) which pretty much gives you the answer you seek. The only definitive way of doing the job you want is by joining in that trade from the outset.

Part 5 - Declaration by Candidate

I certify that:

a) The Careers Adviser has informed me of the various branches and specialisations that I can enter and that once I have entered there is no possibility of changing my mind and try to transfer to a different branch. However, I understand that the service may transfer me to any branch that assumes the functions of the branch which I first entered. I am content with my branch of choice and have chosen to enter as:

ET(ME)

b) The terms and conditions of service in this rank have been explained to me and I understand them. I have not been persuaded to join by any other offer

Signed: sdrake
The only permitted transfer is to the submarine service in your current chosen trade. Most people joining as a ET(ME) will have already waited 12 months to join - during which time they were at liberty to re-sit the recruiting test if necessary & to change trades as often as they felt necessary before joining.
 
#9
Just go for Stoker, it's not a bad job by any means and will put you in a much better position job wise when you eventually leave the mob. On top of this you will get more cash because you spend more time at sea and generally you will travel more getting to see the World.

WAFUs are all gayers anyway.
 
#10
soleil said:
bcfc

I've just flicked back through your post history so that I could give you the best advice and get the clear impression that HMS Raleigh is expecting you to turn up there on February 7th.

Is this true?

If you have reservations about the decisions you have made so far, please don't leave it any longer to go back to your AFCO and speak to your CA.

I would be very disappointed if I heard that you had turned up at HMS Raleigh and then said "Sorry guys, I think I'll resit the RT after all", because you would have taken a place in Basic away from another candidate who would have given his/her right arm to start this February.
Yeah that is true, im still 100% commited to joining on Feb 7th as an ME (ET). I like engineering as a whole and it was just something i wanted to ask to see if that sort of opportunity would be available later on in life. Even if it wasnt an option im still happy with what i have got.

Thanks.
 
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