sea time

Kal_Stu

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#1
hi guys,, I was just wondering what sort of sea time you would get as a MA or SEA SPEC,,

and what would be the best choice of career if you were wanting a lot of sea time ?
 
#4
Perhaps you should consider which jobs you would 'enjoy doing and what would constantly challenge you. Better to do a job cause you will enjoy it all your career than be stuck because you only chose it to gget lots of sea time. Best of luck tho and let us know how ya application goes mate
 
#5
Kal_Stu said:
tommo said:
Sea Spec = lots of sea time
So would you say if you wanted lots of time at sea you best go in as SEA SPEC?
Out of the two yes. But I wouldn't choose a job to train in and want to enjoy and get something out of based on what does more time at sea.

Bare in mind, you may end up first ship in refit and don't get much sea time you expect.

Remember nobody dips out in the RN just some people dip in more than others
 

Kal_Stu

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#6
Scouse_Castaway said:
Perhaps you should consider which jobs you would 'enjoy doing and what would constantly challenge you. Better to do a job cause you will enjoy it all your career than be stuck because you only chose it to gget lots of sea time. Best of luck tho and let us know how ya application goes mate
i did original want to go as MA but paper shufflin in a hospital does not intrest me in anyway..

Quite an important part of wanting to join the Navy was because of working on boats and getting to travel, However as i did further research into MA there is a chance there is nto that much working on the boats and just stuck in the UK so maybe a career choice of SEA SPEC would be better...

I don't know to be honest i tought i had made my mind up but can't decide,, thanks for the advice but it was good :)
 

Kal_Stu

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#7
tommo said:
Kal_Stu said:
tommo said:
Sea Spec = lots of sea time
So would you say if you wanted lots of time at sea you best go in as SEA SPEC?
Out of the two yes. But I wouldn't choose a job to train in and want to enjoy and get something out of based on what does more time at sea.

Bare in mind, you may end up first ship in refit and don't get much sea time you expect.

Remember nobody dips out in the RN just some people dip in more than others

So there is a chance of not having much sea time on both jobs,,

I am not just basing it on sea time, but as i want to travel this is a big part if you get what i mean.
 
#10
I originally intended to go War Spec on subs. But then on my RT i did well enough to go for weapons engineer on subs. Which i had wanted to do as a kid but i wasnt sure Id do well at the RT (Yes I know negativity is a killer lol).

So Im now waiting to go in as ET WE(SM). 12 month wait which is a bonus and Im going to enjoy it. Decent sea time possibly but also qualifications and good promotion opportunity As well as being the job im going to love doing.

So dont worry bout not having it nailed in you mind. Done RT yet?

If not, go into it with a few jobs you would enjoy doing and when they tell you you have passed, see which of the jobs you can do and go for the one you enjoy the idea of. Rather scattered info this i know but i barely slept due to a drunken cod fest last night hehehe. Best of luck mate
 

Kal_Stu

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#12
Scouse_Castaway said:
I originally intended to go War Spec on subs. But then on my RT i did well enough to go for weapons engineer on subs. Which i had wanted to do as a kid but i wasnt sure Id do well at the RT (Yes I know negativity is a killer lol).

So Im now waiting to go in as ET WE(SM). 12 month wait which is a bonus and Im going to enjoy it. Decent sea time possibly but also qualifications and good promotion opportunity As well as being the job im going to love doing.

So dont worry bout not having it nailed in you mind. Done RT yet?

If not, go into it with a few jobs you would enjoy doing and when they tell you you have passed, see which of the jobs you can do and go for the one you enjoy the idea of. Rather scattered info this i know but i barely slept due to a drunken cod fest last night hehehe. Best of luck mate
COD as in the game aye? ha as a said before i aint always the brightest person ha. Yeah i have done my RT and i have handed in the medical Questionire just waiting for the date oof the medical. I passed the RT to beable to do MA but i spoke to the CA at the end of it who told me to go away and think about what i wont to do and talk about it when i get my medical so probs just got a few weeks to decide fully what i want to ddo what is not very good as i dont know what i would be aloud to do with my pass mark on the RT so just have to wait and see. Thanks for the help but any more much appriciated
 

Kal_Stu

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#13
StixJimboRM said:
Kal_Stu said:
i did original want to go as MA but paper shufflin in a hospital does not intrest me in anyway..

to be honest, there aren't many MA's 'paper shuffling' in hospitals. There are lots of opportunities to serve abroad as an MA. Don't forget that when the RM deploy to hotter, sandier places there will be lots of MA's getting down and dirty out on the ground. MA's also deploy to Norway and other places with the RM, as well as going on ships and boats.

I know plenty of MA's who love the job they are in. You would be hard pushed to find an MA who has not had a good time in their career (obviously there will be some, but that happens everywhere).

Don't forget that your skills are also transferrable (to a point) in civvy street, and there are opportunites for other specialisations within the medical branch.

i would also bear in mind that at some point in your life you may not want to be getting sent away every couple of months (e.g. when you meet the man/woman of your dreams)

Good luck with whatever you choose to do.
thanks for that make it harder.. i was considering going in asa MA but for the RM but i dont know? do you have to do the same training as the RM? because i really dont think i could do that ha.

See ireally want to avoid being stuck in hospitals tbh i really wouldn't like to be doing hundreds and hundres of paperwork day in day out. Why i would apply for medical in the armed services,, maybe consider going as medic in the army but i dont really fancy that as all i want to really do is jioin the navy.. anyways enough mumble ha.

Do MA's get a chance to go to Afghan? i know that sounds a bit silly but i would love to have the Exp of going out there and helping...

ah it is i see your point about not wanting to be sent away every couple of months but to be honest it is the traveling and moving that appels to me in any of the armed services.

and also about the skills being transferrable (to a point)

aw a dont know thanks for the jelp anyway,, will have to go and sit in a conor and think really hard about what i would like to do..
 
#15
Fair play. Just think about how long you plan to serve, what you want to get out of your Career, Transferrable skills etc. Thats what my CA advised me to think about.

Also, Jimbo is right bout the MA's. One of them got a major Gong last year or so I recall. For what she did in sandy places
 

Kal_Stu

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#16
StixJimboRM said:
Kal_Stu said:
StixJimboRM said:
Kal_Stu said:
i did original want to go as MA but paper shufflin in a hospital does not intrest me in anyway..

to be honest, there aren't many MA's 'paper shuffling' in hospitals. There are lots of opportunities to serve abroad as an MA. Don't forget that when the RM deploy to hotter, sandier places there will be lots of MA's getting down and dirty out on the ground. MA's also deploy to Norway and other places with the RM, as well as going on ships and boats.

I know plenty of MA's who love the job they are in. You would be hard pushed to find an MA who has not had a good time in their career (obviously there will be some, but that happens everywhere).

Don't forget that your skills are also transferrable (to a point) in civvy street, and there are opportunites for other specialisations within the medical branch.

i would also bear in mind that at some point in your life you may not want to be getting sent away every couple of months (e.g. when you meet the man/woman of your dreams)

Good luck with whatever you choose to do.
thanks for that make it harder.. i was considering going in asa MA but for the RM but i dont know? do you have to do the same training as the RM? because i really dont think i could do that ha.

See ireally want to avoid being stuck in hospitals tbh i really wouldn't like to be doing hundreds and hundres of paperwork day in day out. Why i would apply for medical in the armed services,, maybe consider going as medic in the army but i dont really fancy that as all i want to really do is jioin the navy.. anyways enough mumble ha.

Do MA's get a chance to go to Afghan? i know that sounds a bit silly but i would love to have the Exp of going out there and helping...

ah it is i see your point about not wanting to be sent away every couple of months but to be honest it is the traveling and moving that appels to me in any of the armed services.

and also about the skills being transferrable (to a point)

aw a dont know thanks for the jelp anyway,, will have to go and sit in a conor and think really hard about what i would like to do..
You don't have to join the RM to be attached to a unit in the MA role. Regarding the Afghan bit, see above - in red.

And I have to apologise but I am finding it difficult to understand the rest of what you have written
its is fine about not understanding i was just mumbling sort of thing ha.
Thanks for pointing out the ovbious bit that i missed ha...

So you could go for Medic in the RM but not have to do the same training as the rest of the RM or am i misunderstanding?
 
#18
Two of my mates are MAs, one of them is off to uni all paid for by pusser and the other is attached to ''them'', but as mentioned all the ones that i have came by over the years all seem happy enough.
 

Kal_Stu

Lantern Swinger
#19
Scouse_Castaway said:
Fair play. Just think about how long you plan to serve, what you want to get out of your Career, Transferrable skills etc. Thats what my CA advised me to think about.

Also, Jimbo is right bout the MA's. One of them got a major Gong last year or so I recall. For what she did in sandy places
Yeah i remember reading about her,, Hats off, that was defo brave...

well i want to serve as long as i can that i think is 22 years so maybe it would be better going in as something that you can gain skills for..

See i dont think my CA really likes me to be honest, didnt give the best impression,,, so he hasnt really been much help, when i have asked him for info ect..
I don't so many things have to be taken in to consideration.. just have to make my mind on before am to late ha,
 
#20
What jimbo is saying is that the Royal Navy deploys its MA's not just on ships and boats but also ashore in direct support of RM and Army operations in Afghanistan. As shown by my link.
 
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