Switching from the Royal Navy to the Royal Marines..?

Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by Wannabeacommando, Jul 11, 2014.

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  1. Basically I went to join the Royal Marines and I failed the test 3 time but on my 3rd test I passed for the royal navy but not the royal marines. I passed for warfare specialist I took the position as I could not take the test again. I was thinking maybe later in my career could I switch to the Royal Marines. I spoke to a friend who had been in training and he told me that I could switch to do my PRMC if I have good appraisals and have completed my phase 2 ?

    Also on that note I have been awaiting for ages to get in but I connected my recruitment office and they told me it can take anything up to 24 months. After that 24 months doe I fill a new form .... what happens I still awaiting now ?
  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    We see a fair few guys transfer RN to RM, but the recruiting test score must still be met. There are only three versions of the test, incidentally & you cannot re-take them.

    With any luck, the test version or method of testing will change in the interim & make a transfer feasible. Be sure you join in a job that you are content with as there is categorically no guarantee of a transfer, even if the recruiting test score is achieved.
  3. I thought it was guaranteed now as long as it was to a branch that was actively recruiting. There was a DIN from 2SL I believe. Obviously you would still need to pass for entry in to said branch.
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    It tends to be a dangerous path to tread to be honest, with regard managing realistic expectations.

    We often get people joining in branches that have the shortest wait to join in the vain hope they can "queue-jump" into a branch with a longer wait to join. It would be morally unfair to recruit people as ET(WESM)'s (2 month wait to join) so they could transfer to NA(AH) (2 year wait to join) after completing Initial Naval Training. Due to cost, it makes more sense to insist the individual completes their "Return of Service" (RoS) in their original branch prior to transfer. Likewise, if the individual has completed their RoS it's bonkers not to let them transfer to a shortage category branch if they would otherwise be eligible to submit notice to quit if you do not let them transfer.

    In the case of the Royal Marines, there is no wait to join, but the entry criteria will not be lowered or waived because someone wants to be one.

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