Hello to all. This is my first time on here and I am due to go to Rayleigh in March as a CISSM or even later down the line as an MA SM. Not sure which role gives me the best long term prospects despite lenghty looks at the Naval website so any advice will be greatly received. My real question is when do you become an Able rate, is it after basic training or is it after the specialist job training. Thanks for any advice and good luck to anyone due to join. Let me know how you get on.