Specialisms in RNR after phase 1

NavyNew1

Newbie
Hi,

I have searched the site looking for information but maybe looked in wrong place.

I have seen a bit of information about the different specialisms I can choose as a RNR Rating on the navy website (Aviation, Medical, Warfare etc) but am keen to get more on info.

Do certain units only do certain ones, or can you choose any and stay at your local unit?

Do you get more information about each before making a choice?

They all sound interesting (except chaplaincy).......

Thanks in advance
 

Branch-Hopper

War Hero
I have answered this one, fairly recently, in a slightly different format.

The RNR is not formed in the same image as the AR. The unit you join is responsible for administrating you, your welfare, and basic and core training. Once you have passed through the INT phase, and completed the two-week confirmation course at RAL then, and only then does your branch take over. Units are NOT branch/trade specific as you would expect t find in the AR.

You will get briefs on all the branches available to you before going to RAL. It's one of the advantages we have over our regular colleagues - they choose branch at the AFCO; we get to have a look, as it were, before committing.

Your branch is responsible for all operational training. Be aware, of the ones you listed; aviation is x regulars only, medical is for those already trained by NHs/previous service, and Chaplaincy requires an appointment by, er, another higher authority!

Having said all that a change is afoot, and I have to confess that I don't have the date of its implementation. Very shortly all Lower Deck entry will be automatically streamed to the Sea branch on competing Phase One. Once qualified in light weapons, ship and boat handling and RAS you WILL go to sea, probably in an OPV, This will be months, not weeks. Then, and only then, will selection to the other branches be available.

In essence the RNR is returning to its roots - to help the RN put floaty things to sea.
 

NavyNew1

Newbie
Thanks for this, very informative.

From what you say, I would be left with the choice of engineering or warfare after going to sea.

Once I’ve chosen my branch do I still attend my local unit for drill nights or not?

I did originally apply as an RNR GE Officer but was advised that you now need a B in English GCSE (not C) due to backlog of candidates.

May be best anyway as with zero naval experience a few years as a rating will stand me in good stead, maybe I’ll even stay as one
 

Branch-Hopper

War Hero
a) From what you say, I would be left with the choice of engineering or warfare after going to sea.

b) Once I’ve chosen my branch do I still attend my local unit for drill nights or not?
a) Not engineering, that's x RN only too. However Warfare is split into a number of sub specialisations and also Logistics branches so still plenty of choice. Get in first, worry about sub-spec later.

b) Yes.
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
// Querying/pedantic head on//

Is 'specialism' even a real English word, or one invented by and then borrowed from the Elmers?

Surely it should be 'specialisation'.

//Time for pills and back to bed//
 
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