real newbie (medic)

#1
hey their very new to site, i have passed all my tests for raf and never even thought of navy but after seeing my gf brothers pass out parade and reading up on navy a lot more i think i would really enjoy a career, i was thinking of going for medic, two main questions really firstly can i cancel my application to raf and secondly any medics on here able to tell me waht its like thanks. woody o and how long is the waiting list for medic if anyone knows this thanks again. woody
 
#2
I would have a discreet visit to the RN part of the AFCO and enquire where you stand and what the timescale for entry into the Medical Branch is. I left the Navy in 1992 as a Medic. I considered the training and the responsibility you were given was exceptional. It certainly equipped me with the knowledge and professionalism I needed throughout my career and even provides a good living when you leave the forces. There are bound to be a few medics on here who are more qualified to give you an up to date opinion on how it is now, but I rather suspect that the RN career is the better path to follow.
 
#4
Woody

A little light reading:

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/careers-roles/medical-and-medical-support/medical-assistant-(general-service)/

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http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/careers-roles/medical-and-medical-support/medical-assistant-(general-service)/*/changeNav/00h00h00200d001/tab/3/

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/careers-roles/medical-and-medical-support/medical-assistant-(general-service)/*/changeNav/00h00h00200d001/tab/4/

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/careers-roles/medical-and-medical-support/medical-assistant-(general-service)/*/changeNav/00h00h00200d001/tab/5/

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http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/careers-roles/medical-and-medical-support/medical-assistant-(submariner)/

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http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/careers-roles/medical-and-medical-support/medical-assistant-(submariner)/*/changeNav/00h00h00200d002/tab/3/

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/careers-roles/medical-and-medical-support/medical-assistant-(submariner)/*/changeNav/00h00h00200d002/tab/4/

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/careers-roles/medical-and-medical-support/medical-assistant-(submariner)/*/changeNav/00h00h00200d002/tab/5/
 
#6
thanks for your replies and the material given really useful i really would love to get in sooner but obviously thats not going to happen, but cant really think of any other jobs really want to do, is aircraft handler a good job i heard they do firefighting, thanks for your time. woody
 

Scarface2009

Lantern Swinger
#7
woody678 said:
thanks for your replies and the material given really useful i really would love to get in sooner but obviously thats not going to happen, but cant really think of any other jobs really want to do, is aircraft handler a good job i heard they do firefighting, thanks for your time. woody

A lad i iknow is going in as a Aircraft carrier, he had his RT test in feb 2008, and yes 2008!! and he still has not got a date, mind you, he would be in but he was refered because of a previus broken thumb

Its supposed to be one of the best rewarding jobs, thats why there is such a big waiting list to get in!!
 
#10
Woody

Can I suggest that you pop in to see your nearest Royal Navy Careers Advisor for a chat? Do you know where your nearest ones are?
 
#11
Scarface2009 said:
A lad i iknow is going in as a Aircraft carrier
O gen really... lol

Were you going to join the RAF as a medic? If so then you might be as wel lstaying with the RAF. I dont have the exact figures but i was told something like 60% of the navys medical staff were on OP Herrick 9 (afghanistan). So you might not be doing that different of a job anyway. And someone once said to me if theres a line the army will be bellow it, the navy will be on it and the RAF will be above it. And from what i have seen this very much applys to looking after there people.
 
#15
Scarface2009 said:
woody678 said:
thanks for your replies and the material given really useful i really would love to get in sooner but obviously thats not going to happen, but cant really think of any other jobs really want to do, is aircraft handler a good job i heard they do firefighting, thanks for your time. woody

A lad i iknow is going in as a Aircraft carrier, he had his RT test in feb 2008, and yes 2008!! and he still has not got a date, mind you, he would be in but he was refered because of a previus broken thumb

Its supposed to be one of the best rewarding jobs, thats why there is such a big waiting list to get in!!
I hear you can't have a broken thumb for that job, what with all the heavy lifting :LOL:
 
#16
ok cheers for help guys just wondering does anyone know waiting list time for aircraft handler as the medic one does seem way to long and i am choosing out of those two jobs really thanks again. woody
 
#19
Some trades have shorter waiting lists than others. Lists for AET, CIS, NA (SE), Chef and pretty much anything on boats are all relatively short.
 
#20
trelawney126 said:
I left the Navy in 1992 as a Medic. I considered the training and the responsibility you were given was exceptional. It certainly equipped me with the knowledge and professionalism I needed throughout my career and even provides a good living when you leave the forces.
We have an ex Srgn Cdre in out GP practice and he is the most popular of them all.
 
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