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Reserve to full time

Ruthy2003

Midshipman
Hey everyone Im debating joining RNR but I want to go full time quite soon and I’m just wandering if the RNR to RN process is possible or if it would just be better going full time straight away. Also how do I go about joining, thanks everyon.
 
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If you want to go full time then just do it from the start. There's no point going to the reserves, staying there for a bit then going regulars. If you plan on staying in the reserves for a few years then that's a bit different.

I did reserves to regulars and wished I just went regulars from the start, all I did was waste 18 months.
 
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Deleted 28451

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If it's fitness then it's probably best to sort that in your own time. As @Alfacharlie says it's the same fitness tests for the reserves and regulars so by the time you've got yourself ready you might as well go for the regulars.
 

Ruthy2003

Midshipman
Like I try to get my fitness ready but I just can’t seem to get the time no matter how hard I try but yeah thinking about it more I think I’ll end up focusing on fitness and going straight into regulars
 

soleil

War Hero
Like I try to get my fitness ready but I just can’t seem to get the time no matter how hard I try but yeah thinking about it more I think I’ll end up focusing on fitness and going straight into regulars

I think that what would help you would be to know exactly what you need to be aiming for.


Do you have PT teachers at school who could advise and support you with this?
 

Ruthy2003

Midshipman
I think that what would help you would be to know exactly what you need to be aiming for.


Do you have PT teachers at school who could advise and support you with this?
Yeah I do but my school isn’t really supportive about the navy so I don’t think I’d get much help from them but yeah I’ll try go by this and hopefully I’ll be able to apply soon
 

Branch-Hopper

War Hero
@Ruthy2003 - I have been mustered to this thread by @soleil

Good Morning, and Happy Christmas.
There are quite a number of moving parts in your questions, and the solutions, to be frank. However here's a few pointers for you:

1. The procedure for joining is now identical to our regular colleagues, other than that you can start Phase Zero training on attestation, which may be before you have completed all the hurdles - RNFT for example.

2. You say that you want to go RN "quite soon" but do not define what period this means. Consider that the current recruiting system is, lets be frank, far from swift. If you wish to be in the regular service within twelve months then you should start the process now. Any second application to the RNR will only confuse the issue.

3. 2 above will be influenced which RN branch you choose. Catering slots are available this afternoon, I believe.

3. If however, only being sixteen, you would like to wait a while - say twenty-four months- then its worth giving us a try. after all your fitness only needs to be at an "entry level" not at a Raleigh passing out level to join the RNR for initial training. remember that, once you are in the reserve forces, then the PTI's and the gyms are all available to you.

4. Where is your local RNR unit?

5. I do know loads of people who have used the RNR as a lily-pad to joining, both Lower Deck and Wardroom. Some where in a similar position as your self, or wanted to complete other education before joining. Some used us as a viewing pad before deciding if the full-time service might be for them.

ETA: I see form you most recent reply (posted as I was typing) that your school PT staff are not going to be particularly focused on your needs. The RNR will be!

Let me know if you need anything further.
BH
 

Ruthy2003

Midshipman
@Ruthy2003 - I have been mustered to this thread by @soleil

Good Morning, and Happy Christmas.
There are quite a number of moving parts in your questions, and the solutions, to be frank. However here's a few pointers for you:

1. The procedure for joining is now identical to our regular colleagues, other than that you can start Phase Zero training on attestation, which may be before you have completed all the hurdles - RNFT for example.

2. You say that you want to go RN "quite soon" but do not define what period this means. Consider that the current recruiting system is, lets be frank, far from swift. If you wish to be in the regular service within twelve months then you should start the process now. Any second application to the RNR will only confuse the issue.

3. 2 above will be influenced which RN branch you choose. Catering slots are available this afternoon, I believe.

3. If however, only being sixteen, you would like to wait a while - say twenty-four months- then its worth giving us a try. after all your fitness only needs to be at an "entry level" not at a Raleigh passing out level to join the RNR for initial training. remember that, once you are in the reserve forces, then the PTI's and the gyms are all available to you.

4. Where is your local RNR unit?

5. I do know loads of people who have used the RNR as a lily-pad to joining, both Lower Deck and Wardroom. Some where in a similar position as your self, or wanted to complete other education before joining. Some used us as a viewing pad before deciding if the full-time service might be for them.

ETA: I see form you most recent reply (posted as I was typing) that your school PT staff are not going to be particularly focused on your needs. The RNR will be!

Let me know if you need anything further.
BH
My local reserves unit is HMS Hibernia in Lisburn, I’ve been in sea cadets for 6 years so I think I’m pretty much good with everything else other than fitness. I am planning to apply as soon as I am fit enough because I do just want to get started because I’ve always wanted to be in the navy.
 

Dredd

War Hero
Super Moderator
If it is at all possible, buddy-up with someone so you can motivate each other on the fitness, or join a running club or similar. That way you will be part of a greater whole and you can develop a regime. Once you have that it will start to feel part of your normal routine and less of a chore.

Good luck.
 

Ruthy2003

Midshipman
If it is at all possible, buddy-up with someone so you can motivate each other on the fitness, or join a running club or similar. That way you will be part of a greater whole and you can develop a regime. Once you have that it will start to feel part of your normal routine and less of a chore.

Good luck.
Yeah think I might join a running club
 

Ruthy2003

Midshipman
Is there any branch that would be quicker to get into, also if I where to apply now and if everything went to plan when do you reckon I’ll be in Raleigh.
 
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