Spending Habits during Training

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  1. Hi Guys,

    I'm currently playing the waiting game on a nasty leg injury before I take my PJFT and PRMC. As I was reading up I notice on royalmarines.mod.uk it says that you earn, during training, £13,012.80 pa with accomodation and food being paid directly. Forgive me for being thick... but does that mean that your accomodation and food comes out of that 13k figure? And if so how much?

    Also, for all you boot-necks out there, what did you spend your money on during training?


    thanks,
    Richard.
     
  2. Most of them usually bought high heels shoes,handbags and perfume!
     
  3. lol, seriously.

    I mean, what kind of things did you need/want?
     
  4. *insert witty marine slur here*
     
  5. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Essentials like beer and women. Any left over cash went on Dutchy burgers, dhobi dust, polish etc.

    There's a thread somewhere in newbies about what's good to take to CTC, worth a search and scan mate.
     
  6. quote="RSmith"]Hi Guys,

    I'm currently playing the waiting game on a nasty leg injury before I take my PJFT and PRMC. As I was reading up I notice on royalmarines.mod.uk it says that you earn, during training, £13,012.80 pa with accomodation and food being paid directly. Forgive me for being thick... but does that mean that your accomodation and food comes out of that 13k figure? And if so how much?

    Also, for all you boot-necks out there, what did you spend your money on during training?


    thanks,
    Richard.[/quote]

    Hi Richard,

    Pay on entry as you said is £13,013. Out of that you will have to pay Tax, NI, Food and Accom charges and a small amount towards council tax. Basically that will mean your take home pay will be about £770 per month after the deductions. Food and accom is approx £4.50 per day. After 26 weeks your pay will go up to just over £16,000 pa, meaning that you will take home about £950 pm.

    There is not alot to spend money on during training, however, you will need to pay for certain items that you will require. These will be explained at PRMC and when you join. A lot of the lads will save money during training as your out-goings are fairly small.

    Hope this helps

    Supermario

    :)
     
  7. Thanks Supermario,

    That's the information I was looking for. It's just I want to put away a good nest egg saving while I'm in and have something to support myself should I pass out of training.
     
  8. Nuts mags, Zoo mags, porn, nights out, junk food, twice at the broffle and the rest on food.

    Still managed to have 3k+ leftover after training though.
     
  9. 770 quid after taxes and NIS alone? Piss in my pocket man...what's the point of it all?! So much for saving up/sending money home :roll:
     
  10. FFS it's not about the money.

    You get to dress in a lovely uniform and go to hot and sandy places on the Queen, what more could a young thruster want?
     
  11. I don't know about you, but I would hate to abandon a decent, well-paying (albeit non-fulfilling) career for less than 1000 pounds (what I deem to be standard) per month...especially as a university grad. Plus I thought food and accomodation were included/free!
     
  12. Well fecking don't then. This thread is about Other Ranks rates of pay BTW.
    If the only thing about serving that you would find attractive was the pay you'ld probably not even pass out. It does take a certain amount of dedication you see.
    Free!! FFS you're not going to be at home with Mumsy and Daddy petal.
    If you're a Graduate why not apply for a Commission (Officer) they get paid more and have Stewards to run around after them wiping their bums. That seems your style.
     
  13. Well then hard cheese me old mucker doesnt sound like the andrews for you lol

    :twisted:
     
  14. lol nah but thanks for the heads up! Regarding the freebie assumption, that's what is pretty much implied on the RN website, if not flat out stated. I suppose they solely mean the ship but use the wording to their advantage.

    Cheers again m8
     
  15. To join the marines you have to do the PJFT as well as the PRMC ?

    I thought it was just the PRMC, if that is true how come you have to do both ?
     
  16. What an attitude. I'm almost eligible to join Saga :p and earn barely £1000 after income tax & NI despite a very good education. Yes you can earn more doing sole destroying jobs. I love my current job and to be honest, would, as a pensioner, happily do it free. Ever heard of job satisfaction? :roll: My sister gave up a job, six years ago, paying her £35K for one with a starting salary of £12K a year, because as an NHS Physio she gets real job satisfaction. When I earned more I kept asking myself 'what's the point'. Left home every week feeling I hadn't achieved anything. New job, two-thirds of the previous salary, but every day I leave feeling I've helped someone.

    PS: My salary includes Inner London weighting.
     
  17. On HMS Endurance i spent most of my money on South Americian Whores, beer and a digital camera
     
  18. A mate of mine was a Oxford grad and both his parents were Teachers at Oxford, they they nearly went in to shock when he said he wanted to join the marines, all the bootnecks use to take the piss out of him but for him it was the best decision he made, its not the money its the lads and the dits.

    When i left the marines i got in to a better paying job as a telecoms engineer i cant stand it, the lads are *****, they dont know the meaning of teamwork and it feels like groundhog day, hence the reason of attempting to re-join and go back to poor wage again. CANT WAIT.
     
  19. PJFT would be the test to see whether or not you're wasting the Navy's time by attempting to go straight into training. As I understand it, the PJFT was introduced to stem the amount of fails during basic. PRMC would be the test to see whether or not you'd be able (as a fairly fit lad) to go that stage further and be (potentially) a bootie. Then the really tough stuff would start :p
     
  20. So you have to both ? lol seems odd but also see some sense in it.
     

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