If you join as a rating, will they allow you to study for a degree whilst your in? I thought I read somewhere that they can help with the cost or is that only for degrees related to jobs within the navy.
Chippy, You sir are in luck Pusser relishes those that want to get on in life. I only wish I had taken the opportunities when I was in. Don't worry overly about what young Daffy says there is always plenty of time to go find a quiet place to study when you're on deployment. Trust me you will save some dosh too seeing as you won't be down the mess racking up the beer boat bill. opps sorry Joss didn't see you there, I meant to say goffer boat.
When it comes to education in the services the world is your oyster.
Use your annual education allowance every year, OK you may have to add some of your own hard earned cash to it to pay for the course you want to do but so what.
This page on the RN website is relevant. It contains this section:
RN website said:
The longer you serve in the Royal Navy the more your experience is valued. From mid to late career, accreditation to professional bodies such as City & Guilds, the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Chartered Management Institute is available. For further details please contact your local Armed Forces Careers Office.
The Royal Navy supports Life Long Learning and funds for study are available to everyone, regardless of rank.
* Standard Learning Credits - up to Â£175 per person per Financial Year.
* After 4 years of service you will qualify for up to Â£3,000 in Enhanced Learning Credits and, if not used, after 8 years service up to Â£6,000.
* Sponsorship to attend University Summer Schools.
I was wondereing about this recetnly as well.
I've just applied and got my EngTech status with the IET, I want to continue working towards chartered engineer, is there opportunites to do this also if i continue to work and get a degree also with the RN?