RNR stoker branch

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  1. Hi all


    I've heard a rumour of the RNR looking at adding a stoker branch


    Anyone else heard anything about this?
     
  2. All the old and bold ones are cosy in careers offices
     
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  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Heard rumours, makes entire sense...so you know what that means. :thumbdown:

    Hopefully, against the odds, it'll come about. The FR2020 targets may well force someone to apply common sense for once. They have £millions to implement recruiting initiatives, but won't spend it. Hopefully a drive to recruit trained ranks leaving the regular service by actually making it an attractive propsition may come about. Trouble is, a couple of SO1s will need hitting over the head with a spade before it finally dawns...

    It takes five to seven years to train an RNR CIS from scratch, on average. By contrast it takes the RMR just 14 months to gain a trained rank. If there were a direct entry ET(ME) branch it would probably take ten bloody years to train one from scratch, so let's hope they RNR can think-up a way to employ them, eh?
     
  4. Trainer

    Trainer War Hero Book Reviewer

    The RNR Engineering Branch exists, of sorts, and direction will hopefully shortly be arriving as to what it looks like. In concept, it will in all probability look like the Air branch, a pool of ex RN experts to use for manpower gaps in times of national shortage (now?). We are recruiting and have recently accepted the first Engineer into KING ALFRED. I can't see us training ET(ME)s or indeed any sort of ET from scratch. Ninja, they can employed doing INT type stuff as well!!:eye:.
     
  5. I'm guessing they will introduce it about a week after my service is no longer eligible. Got a meeting with hms president next week so I'll hopefully get some info about when it will be implemented if they know at all. About 2 months ago they told me stoker branch couldn't be done by reserves!
     
  6. SO1RNR Enginner has been appointed, and a PO ET has joined KA. Small steps, but in the right direction
     
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  7. If they're not intrested in training how are engineers going to get promoted?
     
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  8. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Presumably through FTRS or seagoing mobilisations of sufficient duration to qualify. As you rightly ask, how they are going to complete professional qualifying courses for promotion is a different kettle of swimming things.
     
  9. It was announced today that the Reserves Engineering branch is now recruiting.
     
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  10. Where are they going to recruit from, nobody in civvy st has a hairy enough arris
     
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  11. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Transfers from RN

    Launch of Royal Naval Reserve Engineer Branch

    A recent review of the Statement of Capability Requirement for the Maritime Reserve has identified an immediate requirement for an engineering capability to be held in Reserve. The capability, to be known as the RNR Engineer Branch, will be established on 30 Jun 14.

    The RNR Engineer Branch will provide the opportunity for Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel (SQEP) Marine and Weapon Engineer General Service and Submariners reaching an End of Service (EOS) point to apply for seamless transfer from regular to reserve conditions of service to continue to serve and work as an engineer. There will also be the opportunity for those who have already left the service to re-join as an RNR Engineer. It is intended to expand this remit to include engineers from wider UK industry who demonstrate the required competence.

    This is to raise awareness of the establishment and launch of the RNR Engineer Branch, to capture the interest of those SQEP engineers who might be interested in continuing their careers as a Reserve and to highlight how to apply for seamless transfer.

    Role of the RNR Engineer Branch

    The primary role of the RNR Engineer Branch is to provide General Service and Submarine engineering support in base ports utilising RN technical competence. This will also include the provision of general engineering support to NP1600 and other Operational Maintenance and Repair (OMAR) tasking. RNR Engineers will also be used as technical instructors for training roles, augmentation support for technical watch-keepers alongside and when necessary employed in shore positions to release Regulars during surge operations.

    The RNR Engineers will operate out of the 3 Naval Bases: Portsmouth, Devonport & Faslane. As the Engineer Reserves develops it is intended to broaden its remit to explore employment opportunities within:

    a. Small units (1 AGRM, 1PBS, FPS etc.)
    b. Short engagements from industry based on competence
    c. Closer integration of the Industrial Partner & uniformed workforce
    d. Overcome specific contractor support issues
    e. Assist in generating deep specialists within Regular service.

    Launching the RNR Engineer Branch on the 30 Jun 14 provides the opportunity for those who are interested in joining to express an interest now. A Concept of Operations (CONOP) and Concept of Employment (CONEMP) for the branch are under development and will be published in an RNTM by 30 Sep 14.

    Application Process

    Regular personnel who are interested in joining the RNR Engineer Branch or obtaining further information about it should read RNTM 157/14
     
  12. RNR Stokers branch

    Any of you old and bold bastards planning to sign up?

    Launch of Royal Naval Reserve Engineer Branch

    A recent review of the Statement of Capability Requirement for the Maritime Reserve has identified an immediate requirement for an engineering capability to be held in Reserve. The capability, to be known as the RNR Engineer Branch, will be established on 30 Jun 14.

    The RNR Engineer Branch will provide the opportunity for Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel (SQEP) Marine and Weapon Engineer General Service and Submariners reaching an End of Service (EOS) point to apply for seamless transfer from regular to reserve conditions of service to continue to serve and work as an engineer. There will also be the opportunity for those who have already left the service to re-join as an RNR Engineer. It is intended to expand this remit to include engineers from wider UK industry who demonstrate the required competence.

    This is to raise awareness of the establishment and launch of the RNR Engineer Branch, to capture the interest of those SQEP engineers who might be interested in continuing their careers as a Reserve and to highlight how to apply for seamless transfer.

    Role of the RNR Engineer Branch

    The primary role of the RNR Engineer Branch is to provide General Service and Submarine engineering support in base ports utilising RN technical competence. This will also include the provision of general engineering support to NP1600 and other Operational Maintenance and Repair (OMAR) tasking. RNR Engineers will also be used as technical instructors for training roles, augmentation support for technical watch-keepers alongside and when necessary employed in shore positions to release Regulars during surge operations.

    The RNR Engineers will operate out of the 3 Naval Bases: Portsmouth, Devonport & Faslane. As the Engineer Reserves develops it is intended to broaden its remit to explore employment opportunities within:

    a. Small units (1 AGRM, 1PBS, FPS etc.)
    b. Short engagements from industry based on competence
    c. Closer integration of the Industrial Partner & uniformed workforce
    d. Overcome specific contractor support issues
    e. Assist in generating deep specialists within Regular service.

    Launching the RNR Engineer Branch on the 30 Jun 14 provides the opportunity for those who are interested in joining to express an interest now. A Concept of Operations (CONOP) and Concept of Employment (CONEMP) for the branch are under development and will be published in an RNTM by 30 Sep 14.

    Application Process

    Regular personnel who are interested in joining the RNR Engineer Branch or obtaining further information about it should read RNTM 157/14
     
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  13. Just sounds like FTRS, but cheaper.
     
  14. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    There's an echo in 'ere. :wink:
     
  15. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    Thingy breaks cover.
     
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  16. I wonder how many are going to rush and sign the paperwork?! If they were really serious about recruiting ex maintainers, they would have given an financial incentive.
     
  17. So its not going to be involved within the wider RNR?
     
  18. Repost from another forum:

    Hi all,
    I know there are rumours of a Stokers branch developing, but I was wondering what was meant by the RNR with Specialist Skills? There only seems to be an option for the Joint Cyber Unit. I am a fully qualified motorcycle mechanic with my quals covering cars too so just wondered if there would be an opportunity to join in a general mechanical role whilst waiting to join FT?

    Also, are you allowed to join the RNR if you are a Special Constable? I've got a colleague from there who has just joined the Army Reserve and just wondered if this is possible with RNR.

    Thanks.
     
  19. I can't answer your question about the stoker branch, but there is a special constable in my unit.
     
  20. Cheers Chris, that's encouraging to know.

    Not necessarily the stoker's branch as I expect that would only be for ex-regulars due to the amount of training needed, what I meant was is there a general mechanical branch for civvie motor mechanics?

    I can't seem to find a lot of info online about what roles are actually available in the RNR.. what do people do?? Is it more general seaman type work?
     

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