I have my Seaman Apprentice exam on the 17th October 2018. Can someone please tell me what to expect at the exam? It is from 9.30 till midday, why is that? Is there anything I need to take with me for the exam? Will I just be doing the exam or is there other test/interviews on the day? How long after my exam will I wait to find out if I have passed or not? If I pass what medical/interview will I have to go through? I live in Portsmouth, will I be sent to HMS Raleigh if I pass my exam? How long will the training be at HMS Raleigh? What training will I be doing there? Will I be staying in a dorm? Will my entire training be done at HMS Raleigh? or will I be sent to HMS Collingwood to complete my training? Where will I be based after training? Whale Island? I have a few other questions about my four months on board ship.