Recruitment is anyone listening???

For the best information, ring HMS President on a Tuesday evening, which is their Drill Night, therefore, the RNR Recruiting Staff will be available to answer your questions.


SM :nemo:
 

beer_bosun

Lantern Swinger
dunkers said:
wysiwyg said:
Victor_Quartermaine said:
I rang HMS President twice this week simply to ask when to come by and look around. I've done some research and wanted to know a little more than what's on the website.

The first time, I was put on hold until I simply hung up, several minutes later.

Second time, I spoke to a RN bod who claimed not to know about RNR training, because he was RN, not RNR. He simply couldn't be bothered to help.

Sorry if that's a little off topic, but if I can't get any information from one of the biggest RNR units in the country, why bother advertising at all?

Biggest doesn't equal best!!

Even if a unit isn't "the best" is it too much to ask for them to answer the fcuking phone :rambo:


One of the advantages to being the biggest and best, RNR unit in the whole of the United Kingdom (pride can be such a bad trait of mine), is that we have within our "unit" the Regional Naval Commodore. The problem with ringing "President" is that you are going through the general switchboard and may have been put through to the wrong part of ship.

There are no RNR's working there during office hours, so if you are interested in finding out more, try ringing the careers office. You wouldn't ring the Dockyard for information about careers in the Navy now would you (or if you did am fairly sure you'd be directed to the careers office anyway)
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
supermario said:
For the best information, ring HMS President on a Tuesday evening, which is their Drill Night, therefore, the RNR Recruiting Staff will be available to answer your questions.


SM :nemo:

Title of post "Recruitment is anyone listening???" Obviously only on a Tuesday!! Surely this makes the point.

SF
 

Karma

War Hero
Victor_Quartermaine said:
I rang HMS President twice this week simply to ask when to come by and look around. I've done some research and wanted to know a little more than what's on the website.

The first time, I was put on hold until I simply hung up, several minutes later.

Second time, I spoke to a RN bod who claimed not to know about RNR training, because he was RN, not RNR. He simply couldn't be bothered to help.

Sorry if that's a little off topic, but if I can't get any information from one of the biggest RNR units in the country, why bother advertising at all?

To be fair, the how to join page on the RN website does have the national number for recruiting enquiries, rather than the unit number. Similarly the unit information page has the statement that if you want to join call the national number, rather than the unit.

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Despite that, recognising the issues with co-location the regular staff should have a straightforward response to RNR enquiries, and not have to send you on a classic runaround.
 

Purple_twiglet

War Hero
Moderator
The problem PRESIDENT has it that is has become a lodger unit for a lot of smaller organisations who have nothing to do with the RNR. If no one is around then its no surprise that theyu didnt know - they never see the RNR and have no interaction with them.

Ring on a Tuesday or ring the national number.
 

beer_bosun

Lantern Swinger
Despite that, recognising the issues with co-location the regular staff should have a straightforward response to RNR enquiries, and not have to send you on a classic runaround.

Indeed they should - call the Careers office. I'd rather potential new recruits went directly to the national number or careers office than have the permanent staff dealing with it - they've enough to do with trying to sort out my courses and deployments.

Note to PSI's; that defence will cost you a beer.
 
Ledt me help you with some clarification.

PRESIDENT is not a lodger unit surrounded by other units that know nothing about the RNR.

HMS PRESIDENT is situated within the HQ of the NRCEE (Naval Regional) Commander Eastern England. They know all about the RNR.

The Regional Sea Cadet HQ is also a Lodger Unit there.

There is a 24hour, 365 day MOD guard presence in operation who will know who to put you through to. However it is not a public building where you can just turn up and walk around.

If you ring 02074807219 during 9 to 5 business hours and ask for a member of the Permanent Staff, you should be helped.

The best time to ring is during the hours of 18:30 to 21:00 on Tuesday evenings when members of the recruiting or New Entry staff will be on hand to answer your questions
 

Purple_twiglet

War Hero
Moderator
Thats strange MC - as a member of HMS PRESIDENT thats exactly how I feel whenever I turn up at the unit outside of working hours - "RN what?" sums up the attitude perfectly.

We'll agree to disagree.
 
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