seaman specialist

#1
hello everybody, dont know whether this is the right place to ask, but here goes, I am 15 years old and looking to join the royal navy next year as a seaman specialist, please could someone tell me if seaman specialists serve on land on the front line or are sea based at all times, sorry if this is a stupid question, but all advice will be very much appreciated, thank you all in advance
 

TheAaronP

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#2
I have to laugh, i just have to. Escape whilst you can mate. Give your nearest AFCO a call.

Incommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmming! :D
 
#3
peaky15 said:
hello everybody, dont know whether this is the right place to ask, but here goes, I am 15 years old and looking to join the royal navy next year as a seaman specialist, please could someone tell me if seaman specialists serve on land on the front line or are sea based at all times, sorry if this is a stupid question, but all advice will be very much appreciated, thank you all in advance
So far as I am able to ascertain ,with so few ships that float, you will be hard pressed to spend a fraction of your time at sea. You will get more sea-time in on a Cross-Channel Ferry
 
#4
According to the RN website downloadable pdf file about Seaman Spec, ahem:

As a Seaman Specialist, your job
is to steer the ship, operate as
lookout, monitor ship routines
and communicate with other
ships. You will also be part of the
ship’s boat crew – trained to crew
the fast rigid inflatable boats in all
kinds of conditions.
You will have a wide range of
responsibilities, including resupplying
the ship at sea, anchoring and
berthing the ship, steering the ship
and maintaining equipment on the
upper deck.
In times of action, you will also
operate the ship’s close-range
weapons from the upper deck and
be part of the team that loads the
long-range weapons and ship’s
decoy systems. Whenever the ship
is in port, Seaman Specialists use
rifles to protect the ship from
close-range attack or sabotage.
Everyone on board a ship is part of
a team, so we need people who
are not afraid to muck in. As well
as the exciting times, there are, as
with any job, the everyday routine
duties that involve cleaning and
keeping the ship safe from fire
or damage.

Available by clicking this blue writing.
 
#5
peaky15 said:
hello everybody, dont know whether this is the right place to ask, but here goes, I am 15 years old and looking to join the royal navy next year as a seaman specialist, please could someone tell me if seaman specialists serve on land on the front line or are sea based at all times, sorry if this is a stupid question, but all advice will be very much appreciated, thank you all in advance
A mixture of all of them. :thumright:
 
#9
Lamri said:
aberdeenlad said:
This has to be a joke.
You would have thought so, wouldn't you.

However, as someone that has, indeed, looked back over posts long gone in the newbie section, are you really surprised?

;)
I'm convinced this is a joke, first post, newbie question, in current affairs.
 
#11
TheAaronP said:
I have to laugh, i just have to. Escape whilst you can mate. Give your nearest AFCO a call.

Incommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmming! :D
You realise of course that if you pass your AET course but fail to pass the LAET qualifying course (which I am led to believe is the same standard as the old mechanician course) you will be an AET for the rest of your service career. In my day the failure rate on mechs course was fairly high.
As a seaman spec his chances of passing for leading hand and then PO are statistically better.
 
#13
slim said:
TheAaronP said:
I have to laugh, i just have to. Escape whilst you can mate. Give your nearest AFCO a call.

Incommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmming! :D
You realise of course that if you pass your AET course but fail to pass the LAET qualifying course (which I am led to believe is the same standard as the old mechanician course) you will be an AET for the rest of your service career. In my day the failure rate on mechs course was fairly high.
As a seaman spec his chances of passing for leading hand and then PO are statistically better.
It was always the standing joke. Want promotion - fishead first. WAFU - what promotion!!!!

But you couldn't wack job satisfaction.

All past tense now. Days gone by and all that.

Like the Labour party. The RN should be rebadged New Navy!!! (Only joking before anybody thinks I'm serious!!!!!) :safe:
 
#16
hello lamri, yes i did, thank you, reading it though, it doesnt actually say that seaman specialists are obliged to serve on the front line, or if it does, i missed it and am sorry for being so ignorant.
 
#18
peaky15 said:
hello lamri, yes i did, thank you, reading it though, it doesnt actually say that seaman specialists are obliged to serve on the front line, or if it does, i missed it and am sorry for being so ignorant.
Are we to understand that you have reservations of serving on the "front line"?

Are you viewing this with whats going on in Afgan in mind, such as RN pers serving with RM Logs as drivers/fitters/etc?
 
#19
i really like the idea of serving in the royal navy and defending the ship etc, but was just after an answer to the question of whether or not i will be expected to serve on land, i know it probably sounds stupid but i thought people on here would be able to give me a straight answer.
 

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