Naval interview please help!

JX2508

Newbie
Hello and thank you for taking the time to read this. I have an interview on the 12th April 2017 I'm joining as a seaman specialist I need to no knowledge about the following,
Annual leave entitlement.
The amount of pay.
My basic and professional training the length ans whereabouts.
And finally the role of a seaman specialist.

Thank you for reading.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Whilst it is appreciated some answers maybe given in good faith, the advice is to do the research because some of it is clearly wrong.

For those intending joining the Navy it's a bloody good idea to find out what the job entails oneself or we could be forgiven for thinking anyone undergoing a selection interview for Seaman Specialist on 12th April couldn't be bothered conducting the research himself.
 

JX2508

Newbie
I understand and know the role of a seaman specialist im asking if anyone can give me further details about it
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer

JX2508

Newbie
So far I know that basic training is done at HMS Raleigh for 10 weeks then professional training is done at HMS Collingwood I don't know how long for yet. I know that the role for a seaman spec is to drive the ship, communicate, drive RHIBS in all weather, guard the ship, take watch, and man small guns, I also know that you are signing up for 12 years If I need to know anymore information any would be taken. Please helpful comments.
 
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Drakey

War Hero
So far I no that basic training is done at HMS Raleigh for 10 weeks then professional training is done at MWS Collingwood I don't no how long for yet. I know that the role for a seaman spec is to drive the ship, communicate, drive RHIBS in all weather, guard the ship, take watch, and man small guns I seemed, I also know that you are signing up for 12 years If I need to no anymore information any would be taken. Please helpful comments.
That's enough for starters. You won't be expected to know (it's not NO) much more than that at interview.
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
RHIBs are not out in all weathers. They and their coxswains have limits. For example; RHIBs are shit at ice breaking.
 

ElQuesoGrande

Lantern Swinger
Ships husbandry. You'll do lots of that.

You might call it cleaning stuff. And painting stuff. A lot of your time will be spent doing this.
 
So far I know that basic training is done at HMS Raleigh for 10 weeks then professional training is done at HMS Collingwood I don't know how long for yet. I know that the role for a seaman spec is to drive the ship, communicate, drive RHIBS in all weather, guard the ship, take watch, and man small guns, I also know that you are signing up for 12 years If I need to know anymore information any would be taken. Please helpful comments.
When I went through Raleigh it was 9 weeks basic then on to HMS Sultan for 18 weeks ETME training. Unfortunately for me I was discharged after 14 weeks at sultan for failing a drugs test, biggest mistake of my life. I was 17 and just turned 18 when I was discharged. My advice for Raleigh would just be to "play the game" as they say. Do what they want when they want is all you can do but make sure you remember, no matter how good you do something, they'll always find something wrong. As I said earlier it's all part of the game! It was far less harsh than I'd been made to believe the military to be, bullying is none existent, women are treated with extremely favourable treatment, and, from another personal perspective, ethnic minorities are certainly favoured in certain roles to create the facade that the military is committed to 'racial diversity'. It is actually 22 years you sign up for but you can leave after 3, or you can PVR (pre voluntary release) up to 6 months from joining. Good luck
 

redmonkey

Lantern Swinger
Book Reviewer
Unfortunately for me I was discharged after 14 weeks at sultan for failing a drugs test,
I am sure that at all stages prior to and during your very short career you were told about the policy towards drugs.
As you have found out they weren't joking.

Would I be correct in thinking that you had weekend leave and spent some time with your old civvy mates?

At least others might get the chance to learn from your mistake and realise the RN does not tolerate drug abuse.

(Edit for mongness)
 
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