PLEASE Help me choose my Job Have recieved options

#1
Hello, i have just recieved my RT tests results and have been given a number of jobs which are; Warfare Specialist, Warfare Branch Communicator Submariner, Warfare Branch Communicator, Warfare Specialist Tactical, Mine Clearance Diver, Naval Airman (aircraft handler) Supply Chain Logistician and finally Personnel Logistician.

Please can i be advised which ones are the best and ones to stay away from, i would like a job that would be benneficial for me and that i would be respected for in the royal navy. i know its up to me and all that but i would like an honest answer and advice. Thanks loads for reading and very grateful for a reply as i dont have long left to decide. :)
 
#2
As a Senior Rate of 20 years experience in the mob, I can honestly say stay away from anything that has the word "Warfare" in it :)

My advice, if you aren't that bothered, is to go for NA(AH) or, at a push, White Mafia (Logs).

HTH ;)
 
#5
Of all the jobs on offer it I had to choose it would be Aircraft Handler. You will do lots of cleaning (same as all the other branches) however you will be joining a small friendly branch and will certainly be employable at the end of your service career.
 
#6
Garry17 said:
Hello, Firstly i am not fussed as to what i will go into and i have jsut recieved my RT tests results and have been given a number of jobs which are; Warfare Specialist, Warfare Branch Communicator Submariner, Warfare Branch Communicator, Warfare Specialist Tactical, Mine Clearance Diver, Naval Airman (aircraft handler) Supply Chain Logistician and finally Personnel Logistician.

Please please can you tell me which ones are the best and ones to stay away from, i would like a job that would be benneficial for me and that i would be respected for in the royal navy. i know its up to me and all that but i would like an honest answer and advice. Thanks loads for reading and very grateful for a reply as i dont have long left to decide. :)
In honesty it is really up to you to choose which one you fancy. One of the things which may help you make up your mind is the time it woud take you to get in. Anything on a Submarine, Personnel Logs, CIS are all jobs where you could go straight in, WS is about 3/4 months, Supply will take about 6 months and Diver about 12 months. Unfortunately Aircraft handler will take you about 20 to 24 months.

You really need to have a look at all the jobs on the internet and narrow down what you want out of the Navy. Submarines will mean you get extra pay, but will limit you travel prospects. Aircraft Handler will again limit your seatime, mean your probably based in the West country, but has been said it's an interesting job and could give you something for when you leave. Mine Clearance Diver is a very good job, but you really need to enjoy fitness and not be worried by the danger aspects of the job like bomb disposal. The Warfare jobs do mean a lot of time sat in the operations room, helping the command fight the ship, but you will also do a lot of cleaning and painting around the upper deck of the ship. Supply Chain is a job that offers you a lot of different things.

If I had my time again I would definately wait for the job I wanted to do even though I would have had to wait for 18 months. You really do need to sit down and think about what you want out of a career in the RN. Look at everything you've been given. Your careers advisor should be more than capable of explaining what all the jobs have to offer you. You also need to think about what you really want out of your career like travel, money, future career options etc.

There is no easy answer as to what is right for you. But we can't tell you which one is right for you. Only you really know what you want out of the RN.

Best of luck

Neil - Supermario

:nemo:
 
#9
Thankyou all so much for your replys means alot, i really like the sound NA(AH), but i would like to travel so do they not travel much? thanks.
 

witsend

MIA
Book Reviewer
#11
Have to agree with Lamri, anything with warfare is to be avoided. Out of the list my first pick would be diver followed by Personnel Logistician. Good luck.
 
#12
shippers

i may be a bit biased but DO NOT NOT NOT go Warfare - NO NO NO.

AH is a good job and although you will most probably get sent to VL or CU you could volunteer to go for a CVS or other large ship for a bit of sea-time.

that pining fr dark grey will soon disappear when you realise that WAFU's do hotels not ships
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#13
Looking at the trades you passed for, Royal Marines Commando is indeed an option, however as Supermario said about Diver, if you're not into fitness big time, forget it.

I'd have to agree with the comments already stated above- it's your choice and no-one knows what interests you have. With regard Warfare specialisations, it's entirely in the eye of the beholder & the fact people bleat about their job doesn't necessarily mean the job is bad, it just means they are good at moaning.

The one overriding factor, as repeated and ignored ad nauseum, is chose a job because it interests you, emphatically don't join a job because it has a short waiting time because it's guaranteed you will regret the fact that you didn't wait.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#16
Garry17 said:
yeah i see, well i appreaciate the comments, NA(AH) will more than likely be my choice, commando was an option but i would like to have something that would be beneficial from when i come to leave the RN.
Do bear in mind the Royal Marines, unlike any other Infantry job, have 27 different trades in which you can sub-specialise - all of them are very transferable.
 
#17
Yeah i understand, i am thinking about doing something like NA(AH) im jsut hoping that its a good job i realise every job has it pro's and con's.
 

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