pay during 8 weeks basic training?

ben1985

Midshipman
hi there, just wanted to ask if you got paid during your 8 weeks basic training? i assume you do, also how much approx do you get paid each month? is there any rise after passing out and doing your trade training? cheers
ben wood
 
Instead of asking on this site (its UNofficial), I would have thought that you'd be better off going into your local AFCO and picking up that there leaflet that actually TELLS YOU.
 

kingoftwigs

War Hero
Instead of pay you get some nice new clothes (I hope you like blue), a nice new haircut and as much time with a personal trainer as you'll ever need.
 
ben1985 said:
hi there, just wanted to ask if you got paid during your 8 weeks basic training? i assume you do, also how much approx do you get paid each month? is there any rise after passing out and doing your trade training? cheers
ben wood

There you go Ben -

http://admin.royalnavy.mod.uk/upload/pdf/RNandRMRatesOfPay2006.pdf

You'll receive, after paying Tax and NI contributions approx. £180 a week in your bin!

Your pay WILL NOT RISE after passing out basic - You get a pay bonus though and that is the pride in knowing you've succeeded in moving to the next step in becoming a full member in your chosen trade in Her Majesty's greatest service!

Same again, you'll get around £180 all through your trade training and trade training length is dependent on which trade you do - For ET Submariners it's over a year!

Once you pass your trade though and you're given your able rating rank you'll earn a minimum, after Tax and NI contributions £214. The pay for Able Ratings actually ranges from £214 - £386 AFTER tax and NI contributions. And ranges from £274 - £491 for Submariners... plus Submariners receive a 'Golden Hello' of £5000 after trade training.

When you pass trade training, don't think you'll be one of the lucky ones that'll wind up with the full £386 if you're a skimmer or £491 if you're a Submariner. You will start at the lower end of the pay-range and it will slowly rise with the more time served. Other ways of increasing the pay to the higher end of the range is by gaining certain qualifications and performing in certain types of work. Also remember these pay figures are just as an example if you want to stay an Able Rating all through your service.

If you eventually get promoted, then the pay increases again!

Good pay in the Navy from what I've heard but of course, unlike Civvy jobs, this isn't the best aspect of it!

You'll do great things in the Navy which will be part of your job and won't require this nice money you're earning (Or at least not much of it) Obviously, there'll be crap times like any job but they are in their bear-minimum and compare nothing to the agony of waking up in the middle of winter to the sound of pissing down rain at 6am to go and clock-in at the plastic factory and do 8 hours of making somebody richer by trimming plastic off boiling hot fresh moulds that burn your hands for crap pay!

I'm hoping and praying every day that I get in because it'll be a dream come true!!!
 

ben1985

Midshipman
cheers for that credders:-D real helpful got my test in 3 weeks tomorrow does anybody know what percentage you have to reach or above on the test to enter my job preference which i put on my app form (steward) cheers ben wood
 
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