Royal Navy Recruiting Drive

chieftiff

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Need some help pretty damn sharpish!

My wife has to give a 10 min presentation/ brief with regard to the new RN recruiting drive, now we have watched the TV non stop (almost) for two days now and haven't seen a sniff of an advert! We can't find any downloadable videos on the RN recruiting site although we have noted it has changed considerably.

So what do we need? Some opinions would be good, I put this in current affairs because I know we get some sensible and honest debate in here so crack on, what does the recruiting drive involve, promote etc and what do you think of it (If you have seen it!) If anyone has a link to a downloadable vid that would be great. PS careers office isn't an option as it wasn't open today and she won't get a chance to nip in between now and her brief. Thanks for your help.
 

chieftiff

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windygale said:
Chief - you say you've checked the web - have you tried http://www.careers.royalnavy.mod.uk/

It's got the new logo (Life without Limits) as opposed to Be Part of Something.

Is this not part of the current recruitment drive ? or does it have to be specifically the video

Life without Limits is a start, for some reason we can both remember the "be part of something" drive and all of those videos are available on a couple of download sites. The new drive must be very new! as neither of us have seen the ads although some people have mentioned them. Is the new recruitment drive just out? or has it been around a while? If it has been around for a while I would suggest that it's not very effective!

Am I being a complete mong or is it not possible to download the "diaries" on the RN website? It would be good if they could be downloaded and linked into a powerpoint presentation, the ads would be better. I am sick of watching all the adverts, we have two TV's on here one on ITV one on Channel 4.

If anyone has seen the ads what did you think of them, any good? too cheesy? too vague? any opinions appreciated.

Thanks everyone.

Thanks for everyones help
 
Chief

I think (now that's not always a good thing!) that if you go to the media downloads, right click on the video you want to save and select "save target as..." it will then download to your PC.

As far as the current ads go, they can't be that effective as I can't remember them, other than a little clever bit where they show different staff in different rigs - all still shots but put together to look like its one person saluting but in different kits- difficult to explain but if you see the ad you will know what i mean.
 

flynavy

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Careful what you say on here we don't want a grilling at dog watch sports about who is putting on questions on this website!!
 

Squirrel

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CT,
I've seen one of the adverts, the one for AET with the young female PO on the carrier. I thought it was quite good to be honest. As it happens, I was auditioned for the advert for CT (GEN DIT)...this was at the beginning of september. They wanted me to speak in Arabic at the Camera, then break into English at the last minute and say something beginning with..."but the best thing, is......".
The advert I saw the other night was pretty much along the same lines...the POAET was saying how she had always wanted to be a mechanic and the RN gives her the chance to do all this and more...blah, blah blah, and right at the end, she said "but the best thing, is watching them come back safely" ..as a harrier landed gently on the deck. Moving stuff.
By the way, I didn't pass my audition for CT, I'm a good linguist if I say so myself, but god I'm fcuking ugly....:)
Hope this helps.
 

chieftiff

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Squirrel said:
CT,
I've seen one of the adverts, the one for AET with the young female PO on the carrier. I thought it was quite good to be honest. As it happens, I was auditioned for the advert for CT (GEN DIT)...this was at the beginning of september. They wanted me to speak in Arabic at the Camera, then break into English at the last minute and say something beginning with..."but the best thing, is......".
The advert I saw the other night was pretty much along the same lines...the POAET was saying how she had always wanted to be a mechanic and the RN gives her the chance to do all this and more...blah, blah blah, and right at the end, she said "but the best thing, is watching them come back safely" ..as a harrier landed gently on the deck. Moving stuff.
By the way, I didn't pass my audition for CT, I'm a good linguist if I say so myself, but god I'm fcuking ugly....:)
Hope this helps.

That's interesting because having trawled the RN careers website and watched the POAET diary it sounds like the web diaries are the adverts, that's good it means we have seen them................all of them!!!
The other point we were just discussing is that perhaps the TV adverts were only shown in certain regions, traditional recruiting grounds like Pompi or Guz, but if you saw them in Stamford (under your avatar) that must be wrong (we live very near to Stamford) And surely if we are going to advertise for recruits we should have some ugly people in the ads or there will be a lot of disappointed young trainees coming through who think the RN is like a yank Soap. :lol:
I wonder why I haven't been asked to star in one of these ads?
 

Squirrel

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chieftiff said:
Squirrel said:
CT,
I've seen one of the adverts, the one for AET with the young female PO on the carrier. I thought it was quite good to be honest. As it happens, I was auditioned for the advert for CT (GEN DIT)...this was at the beginning of september. They wanted me to speak in Arabic at the Camera, then break into English at the last minute and say something beginning with..."but the best thing, is......".
The advert I saw the other night was pretty much along the same lines...the POAET was saying how she had always wanted to be a mechanic and the RN gives her the chance to do all this and more...blah, blah blah, and right at the end, she said "but the best thing, is watching them come back safely" ..as a harrier landed gently on the deck. Moving stuff.
By the way, I didn't pass my audition for CT, I'm a good linguist if I say so myself, but god I'm fcuking ugly....:)
Hope this helps.

That's interesting because having trawled the RN careers website and watched the POAET diary it sounds like the web diaries are the adverts, that's good it means we have seen them................all of them!!!
The other point we were just discussing is that perhaps the TV adverts were only shown in certain regions, traditional recruiting grounds like Pompi or Guz, but if you saw them in Stamford (under your avatar) that must be wrong (we live very near to Stamford) And surely if we are going to advertise for recruits we should have some ugly people in the ads or there will be a lot of disappointed young trainees coming through who think the RN is like a yank Soap. :lol:
I wonder why I haven't been asked to star in one of these ads?

Funnily enough, there was a Bootie WO2 with the PR team who were going around interviewing people and he told the group of CT's who had been dicked "They aren't going to get what they're looking for....they want some mid-20's Tom Cruise look-alike who has about 15 years experience to talk about". Saw the adverts here in Stamford mate, I think it was C4 though, although not 100% sure.
 

chieftiff

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That's why I haven' been asked then "balding, 40 something, too long in the tooth and cynical chief!"

I think the ads are certainly aimed in the right direction that sort of youtube/ mobile phone vid thing which seems to appeal nowadays, in fact if I hadn't already signed on for another 10 I might think of joining up again!
 

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