Opportunities for skill usage

Hi All,

For the past couple of years I've been working towards getting things in place so I can join the RNR. Fitness, schedule and general family routines etc. I'm now at the point where I'm applying and got an informal visit scheduled with my local unit in the next few weeks after putting my application in.

Without giving too much away on an online forum I've spent much of the past 15 years since I left school in the IT Security industry and worked my way up to board level. Always had an interest in the Navy and owned many boats over the years and through work I've gained a lot of interest in communications.
While I'm looking for a new challenge and adding a bit more of an adventurous side to my life I'd like to know if in the RNR there is much chance to do things like communications and the electronic side of things?

I have tried asking everyone I've engaged with so far and the answers I've got have been more along the lines of we'll get you to a good standard for basic training and then you can look at branches.

While I don't mind that, I'd just sort of like to know what the options actually are so I can start to focus on those elements. If it's not comms or whatever then fine I'm entirely open to looking at entirely new things, but if there are then obviously that's where my interest lie.

GR
 

Branch-Hopper

War Hero
@Branch-Hopper One for you I think
Obliged.

@GoldenRivet
A good question. In response I'd say there are two types of reservist (regardless of service) when it comes to branch choice:
a) Those who wish to do something totally different to their day jobs whilst in uniform.
b) Those who harness their civilian skills for the benefit of the MoD

I will say, having been prompted by the thread title, that the Cyber branch is the new kid on the block. I know one bod from Cyber, Promotion was more rapid than WW1 trenches! Whilst you would still have to do the basic stuff in unit/Raleigh Cyber then disappear up a router somewhere never to be seen by us maritime mortals ever again.

Have a look at this link: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/royal-naval-reserves/what-could-you-do/reserve-cyber-unit and follow the instructions. Cyber recruit outside of the normal route, for obvious reasons. Note there is a sub-link which lists what specific skills they need.

I can't/won't go into anymore detail on open forum, but I trust that this will set you off down the right path. Do report back as to how things develop.
All the best
B-H
 
Obliged.
@GoldenRivet
I can't/won't go into anymore detail on open forum, but I trust that this will set you off down the right path. Do report back as to how things develop.
Thanks Branch Hopper - much appreciated advice. I understand a few others have gone that route too from the Unity that would suit my location best so hopefully they'll be in a good position to guide me.

@GoldenRivet

Is that you back again, formerly the fragrant '@golden_rivet' ?
BOOTWU,
Not me (or them!?) GR is actually a nickname I picked up many years ago and thought it fitted, perhaps I'll have to consider giving it a change if it has undesirable associations around these parts.
 
@GoldenRivet Re Your: GR is actually a nickname I picked up many years ago and thought it fitted, perhaps I'll have to consider giving it a change if it has undesirable associations around these parts.

Stay with it - Just long as you are cool about the following connotation (others are available) :WINK:


'... On a naval ship, the normal folklore is that the special rivet is found in the depths of the engineering spaces, usually somewhere where the victim has to bend over to get a good look at it.
Once bent over, the victim is ~ ~ ~ ~' 1551247282239.png

From the Canuck Version of Jackspeak
 

Attachments

Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
MoD_RSS Call for tender: rebuilding better: opportunities and risks in the context of COVID-19 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Funding boost for UK tech innovators to seize opportunities of 5G technology MoD News 0
S Employment Opportunities and Qualifications for Warfare Intelligence Officer? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 10
MoD_RSS Call for proposals to enhance Ukraine’s COVID-19 response and reduce opportunities for corruption MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Scaling up climate action: country strategies and emerging investment opportunities for a green recovery MoD News 0
J Marine engineer travel opportunities Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 17
F Possible Rejoin - SE Officer opportunities RFA 1
MoD_RSS Gender Equality: challenges and opportunities MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Africa business opportunities encouraged by HMTC UK tour MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Leading UK security companies to visit Guatemala and explore opportunities MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Climate change: risks and opportunities MoD News 0
BFRS Naval Specialist Training Instructor Opportunities The Afterlife - Resettlement and Jobs 1
MoD_RSS 100 years of maritime history and opportunities for 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Africa Minister backs trade and investment opportunities in Angola MoD News 0
BFRS We are recruiting for Instructor Roles - Fantastic Opportunities! The Afterlife - Resettlement and Jobs 2
MoD_RSS International partnership opportunities for UK research and innovation MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Next generation of new towns and economic growth opportunities to be developed, levelling up every region MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Dounreay supplier day looks at clean-up opportunities MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Dstl announces latest free IP opportunities MoD News 0
MoD_RSS DIO shares construction career opportunities with local school MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Ministers and banks to support small and medium businesses (SMEs) to seize Brexit opportunities MoD News 0
W 148 Opportunities UPO/Careers Office 3
MoD_RSS Growing export opportunities for UK businesses in the Caribbean MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Edtech startup scopes global opportunities with Expo 2020 Dubai grant award MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK Government launches programmes that will support Kenyans with disabilities access employment opportunities MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Foreign Secretary crosses the Atlantic to expand post-Brexit opportunities for Global Britain MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Foreign Secretary goes East to seize economic opportunities of South East Asia MoD News 0
MoD_RSS New economic plan to boost innovation and maximise opportunities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Nuclear graduates come together to learn about industry opportunities MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Huge opportunities for new firms to join the digital revolution MoD News 0
MoD_RSS PM speech at positive opportunities reception MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Welsh Secretary promotes international property investment opportunities in Wales MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Northern healthcare firms target new opportunities in Africa MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: UK’s Creative Industries set to grasp export opportunities as top 50 Createch ‘ones to watch’ list published MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: NDA discusses progress and opportunities at Welsh stakeholder event MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Welsh technology company explores business opportunities in Taiwan MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Minister for Asia highlights southeast Asia opportunities at OECD MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Brokenshire hails package to build homes and opportunities in communities MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: £2.2 billion of new UK investment opportunities launched MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Speech: Science Minister speaks of the potential young people have in addressing the opportunities of the future MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: HS2 set to boost opportunities for businesses in Scotland MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Opportunities in the Civil Service MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Dstl Seeks SMEs for Additional £40M Research and Partnership Opportunities MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Dstl's latest apprenticeship opportunities are now open MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Grayling and Burnham hail Greater Manchester tram network as model for new opportunities MoD News 0
A Leadership opportunities for an aspiring officer Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 1
MoD_RSS Press release: HS2 unearths new opportunities for trainee archaeologists MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Dstl's latest apprenticeship opportunities are now open MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Consultation explores opportunities for flood and coastal erosion management at a local level MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Dstl's latest apprenticeship opportunities are now open MoD News 0
Similar threads


















































New Posts

Top