Portsmouth VS Plymouth

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  1. Just a quick thread on some minor details > any helpful advice appreciated.

    I have successfully completed my interview phases and SC. I am currently awaiting a PRNC date as the last part of my application process before HMS Raleigh intake (pusser knows when)

    Since my branch has an up to and including 18 month waiting period, I am thinking of relocating from London to either Portsmouth or Plymouth, getting a day job and hopefully do some sailing while I wait:thumbup:. Does anyone know of any job vacancies available or where I should try (I have tried Gumtree, Reeds, etc.) Any helpful information would be much appreciated.
  2. Portsmouth wheyyyyy! Depends what type of job you are looking for really- Job Search | one search. all jobs. Indeed is good for a variety of jobs, try googling 'gunwharf quays jobs' for shop and restaraunt work. The historic dockyard occassionally advertises for jobs on their website for the visitor centre and that if you want to try your luck at something naval. If you dont mind bar work just hand cv's in to places in old portsmouth, they seem to be regularly recruiting. If you are looking to rent a property don't go with campbell properties!

    Also some sailing companies in Gosport but extremely hard to get a job in that industry; there is an outdoor water centre that offers sailing lessons etc, or hire a Sunsail and sail the solent if you are good at it already! Don't know much about Plymouth but why live there when you can go to Pompey :D
  3. exJenny

    exJenny War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Torpoint ferry sails all night. Gosport ferry doesn't.

    Just the thoughts of a blonde ex wren
  4. If you stay in Pompey, don't forget to buy a good shoe scraper, it's not called Dog Shit City for nothing!
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  5. Plenty of sailing to be had in Plymouth. Possibly more seasonal jobs in the tourism industry. Definately cheaper.

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  6. Does Plymouth have Fuzzy Duck though? Nope. Case closed!
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  7. I would rather live in a mud hut in down town Nad e ali than live in Portsmouth again.
  8. exJenny

    exJenny War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    You don't live in Portsmouth, merely exist.

    Just the thoughts of a blonde ex wren
  9. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    Why would you want to relocate outside of London. It'll take you bloody ages to convince locals in either locale that a cigarette lighter isn't a magic fire stick, and that you shouldnt be burned to death on suspicion of sorcery for owning one...
  10. Awful awful place. At least Plymouth has a good night life. Portsmouth is just well Portsmouth.
  11. exJenny

    exJenny War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Hence no requirement for an all night ferry.

    Just the thoughts of a blonde ex wren
  12. Depends, Pompey is a good laugh at times, Guz is a bit more expensive but they'll be plenty of part time work come summer with the tourist trade. But you watch out for them Janners!
  13. Pompey is a good night out- bar 38 happy hour(s), tiger tiger, albert road, PSC, the deco, the astoria is one of the best clubs in the south as well. Cheap too if you go the right places on the right night (or acquire a student ID). Portsmouth la la laaaa
  14. All good reasons for the Government to shut the place down, you'll be telling me they have a football team next!
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  15. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    jaggers, really not sure how you conclude that Guzz is more expensive than Pompey. R3, Pompey maybe a good night out for students, but not for matelots I fear. Particularly those the wrong side of 30. Drinking after pub hours is piss poor too with the casinos being the only option on some weekdays.
  16. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    How much time have you spent in Plymouth R3?
  17. I said 'I don't know much about Plymouth', been there a few times and it was alright, can't give an opinion as never lived there. Just heralding Pompey as I lived there, let's be honest the OP is unlikely to actually chose where to live from an internet forum- just a bit of friendly fun. So blah blah blah etc. if you still live there i will make sure i avoid the place :D

    Pompey can be a good night out for matelots, tiger tiger is notoriously harsh on not letting them in- but guildhall on the whole is welcoming. Only difference is they pay £1 more to get in to student nights but still get the drinks etc. plenty of places down elm grove offer military discount, and albert road has a good mix of ages roaming about. The number of netballers and cheerleaders that went blue they must be out and about a fair bit...
  18. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    Albert Road is a good night out I'll agree, but you still have the problem of late drinking. Very little choice and Jolly Jack isn't normally ready for bed by 2300.
  19. DuraCell

    I would cost out your idea very carefully, you know. It depends on your current situation. If you have a stable job in London, local family/friends and somewhere decent to live which doesn't cost the earth, you might want to consider staying where you are. You can go sailing in London.

    What is your current situation?
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  20. Forget both place for trying to get short time employment. If you have a job keep it till your in.
    You won't do any 'sailing' once in so why bother?
    If your insistent then Plymouth over Portsmouth. Unless of course unless you like the smell if dog shit.

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