Evening all, I have a question for the guys on here who have done / are doing their initial SG2 training at Raleigh.. Basically what is it like and what does it involve on a day to day basis? Is it mainly classroom lectures from 9-5?
I start my RFA SG2 training at the end of August and apart from the sea survival stuff, I have hardly any info on what the training actually involves.
Grateful for any info,
A (very, very) rough description is life is a bit like college, if being at college was your (and everyone else's) job.
The first five weeks have mostly been a classroom lectures 8-4, time outside of that is usually your own and can be spent eating/drinking/exercising/exploring the wonders of Torpoint.
You'll be doing "functional" skills for three of the first four weeks which is pretty much "back to school" ICT/Math/English at a week a piece. It's nothing too serious and certainly nothing to worry about.
Week five to ten you'll start doing everything involving your actual job, ships, and seamanship, from Ropes to RAS'ing (dependent on week). Lots of theory work and lots of practical as well.
Don't expect to hear anything more about Raleigh until 2-4 weeks before you go. It's a bit of a pain and you'll think you'd hear more from them, but you won't.