Surface vs submarines

What is more rewarding in your opinion?


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Norge98

Newbie
I am a educated 20 year old ( passed with officer marks easily but don’t possess the Alevels required as I did an apprenticeship instead of college) who wants a challenging career. My main aims to achieve is high pay , longevity of career and as many promotions as possible hopefully in as quick as time possible. I guess seeing the world wouldn’t be too bad either aswell as making mates.

I have applied for warfare spec on surface and my AFCO are basically attempting to indoctrinate me into becoming a submariner.

What is the biggest differences and should I be wary of rushing into submarines and maybe do surface for a few years first? Thankyou.
 

Taztiff

War Hero
as many promotions as possible hopefully in as quick as time possible
I have applied for warfare spec on surface
Possibly a contradiction in terms there.
maybe do surface for a few years first?
Yes - if you go SM first its very hard to get out if you dont like it.
Of course, some smelly person will be along shortly to tell you different and wave their wad at you.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Actually myself and Sumo were surface fleet first before going boats (admittedly I was a non-volunteer at first) and I'd say go surface before boats. If you choose that path make sure it's a branch that can crossover, AET would be a bad choice for instance. Warfare spec ans Sea Spec don't serve on boats, they only have SSM's and TSM's.
 

RabC

MIA
If you’re as educated as you say and scored highly in the tests then I would think that warfare spec my be a bit mundane for you. As for rewarding and future potential I would advise looking at the engineering specialisations. Trying to be honest not just sniping at warfare branch.
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
Actually myself and Sumo were surface fleet first before going boats and I'd say go surface before boats. If you choose that path make sure it's a branch that can crossover, AET would be a bad choice for instance. Warfare spec ans Sea Spec don't serve on boats, they only have SSM's and TSM's.
And me! Had to volunteer 3 times before I got into boats! Agree with post though!


If you’re as educated as you say and scored highly in the tests then I would think that warfare spec my be a bit mundane for you. As for rewarding and future potential I would advise looking at the engineering specialisations. Trying to be honest not just sniping at warfare branch.
Agree - I joined up as a dabber (Seaman) but little to no challenge onboard or after, so went WE to 'get a trade'. No regrets though, had fun in the sun as a dabber!
 

Sumo

War Hero
And me! Had to volunteer 3 times before I got into boats! Agree with post though!




Agree - I joined up as a dabber (Seaman) but little to no challenge onboard or after, so went WE to 'get a trade'. No regrets though, had fun in the sun as a dabber!
Strange I never volunteered for boats?
 

Norge98

Newbie
If you’re as educated as you say and scored highly in the tests then I would think that warfare spec my be a bit mundane for you. As for rewarding and future potential I would advise looking at the engineering specialisations. Trying to be honest not just sniping at warfare branch.
Well to be honest I just wanted to get the process started as quickly as possible. Engineering didn’t appeal to me and rather foolishly after acheiving good GCSE grades I did an apprenticeship with BAE systems as I was as I was homeless and needed the money (long story) that was in electrical engineering and to be honest I did not enjoy it too much. I initially wanted to be a hydrographer but I was out of by the long waiting time. I am still researching different roles.
 

repoman

War Hero
Well to be honest I just wanted to get the process started as quickly as possible. Engineering didn’t appeal to me and rather foolishly after acheiving good GCSE grades I did an apprenticeship with BAE systems as I was as I was homeless and needed the money (long story) that was in electrical engineering and to be honest I did not enjoy it too much. I initially wanted to be a hydrographer but I was out of by the long waiting time. I am still researching different roles.
Never be homeless in boats matey, always a shared sleeping bag somewhere in the forends.
 

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