Training tips and tricks?

Impact

Midshipman
Hey everyone - first post from someone who's literally just passed the basic eligibility test.

I'm very confident about the mental testing, I've never struggled academically, and I'm sure I can manage the physical testing too, but surely getting some tips can't do me any harm?

I'm a 16 year old male, looking into a career as a Warfare Specialist, it's something I've always wanted to do.

I have a few questions though.

How long can I expect before getting a date for HMS Raleigh? I'm in good shape and have never had a serious medical issue in my life. No asthma, or even any allergies.

Assuming I prepare well, how difficult will the whole process be?

Do the Navy pay for my gym membership?

Just in case the answer to the above question is a no, when do I start getting paid? And how much can I expect to pocket as a trainee at Raleigh?

Finally - how does it feel to finally pass out in front of your family, after ten weeks of hard work? Follow up question; are friends allowed to attending your pass out?

Thanks for reading!
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
Impact, no chance of the RN paying for your gym. If you use the search box (top right) most if not all of your questions will be answered and probably some you haven't yet thought of. One tip, start by doing your own research rather than wanting others to spoon feed you, good luck.
 

Tigerpaw

Lantern Swinger
The best piece of advice I can give you is to get in top of your phys BEFORE you get to raleigh. You will be in a far better position for it. Smash your press ups, sit ups and pull ups. The press ups are issued by command, so practice holding them at the bottom as well as smashing them as fast as you can....if you're academically sound and have no medical issues, then just work in phys


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Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Hey everyone - first post from someone who's literally just passed the basic eligibility test.

I'm very confident about the mental testing, I've never struggled academically, and I'm sure I can manage the physical testing too, but surely getting some tips can't do me any harm?

I'm a 16 year old male, looking into a career as a Warfare Specialist, it's something I've always wanted to do.

I have a few questions though.

How long can I expect before getting a date for HMS Raleigh? I'm in good shape and have never had a serious medical issue in my life. No asthma, or even any allergies.

Assuming I prepare well, how difficult will the whole process be?

Do the Navy pay for my gym membership?

Just in case the answer to the above question is a no, when do I start getting paid? And how much can I expect to pocket as a trainee at Raleigh?

Finally - how does it feel to finally pass out in front of your family, after ten weeks of hard work? Follow up question; are friends allowed to attending your pass out?

Thanks for reading!
Assuming you pass all selection elements without any delays, Warfare Specialists can theoretically get an entry date three or four months after passing the recruit test if fully fit.

If you thoroughly prepare for each element of selection and maintain a dialogue with your careers adviser it's quite straightforward to complete selection, tens of thousands have managed it previously.

Gym membership isn't necessary to adequately prepare to join. We pay for the Pre Joining Fitness Test and once you join, all fitness facilities are free.

You work a month in arrears before you receive your first pay to bank. You'll be paid on the last weekday of each month but if you join after about the 15th, first pay will be six weeks later. Initial pay to bank, after all deductions is about £900 a month.

Most people have a good sense of achievement and pride in having successfully completed initial training, your parents in particular are usually quite chuffed. You can invite friends and family to your pass out parade, but the tip is wait until you know how many places are available & don't invite anyone until nearing the end of training - it could otherwise be quite embarrassing if training doesn't quite go as you would hope.
 

Impact

Midshipman
Assuming you pass all selection elements without any delays, Warfare Specialists can theoretically get an entry date three or four months after passing the recruit test if fully fit.

If you thoroughly prepare for each element of selection and maintain a dialogue with your careers adviser it's quite straightforward to complete selection, tens of thousands have managed it previously.

Gym membership isn't necessary to adequately prepare to join. We pay for the Pre Joining Fitness Test and once you join, all fitness facilities are free.

You work a month in arrears before you receive your first pay to bank. You'll be paid on the last weekday of each month but if you join after about the 15th, first pay will be six weeks later. Initial pay to bank, after all deductions is about £900 a month.

Most people have a good sense of achievement and pride in having successfully completed initial training, your parents in particular are usually quite chuffed. You can invite friends and family to your pass out parade, but the tip is wait until you know how many places are available & don't invite anyone until nearing the end of training - it could otherwise be quite embarrassing if training doesn't quite go as you would hope.

Thanks! You've been very helpful, I appreciate it.
 

slim

War Hero
Best advice I can give is keep your ears open and your mouth closed. Always engage brain before mouth and finally if you do not understand what your instructors have said then speak up and ask them to explain it again. Chances are that others in the class have also not understood!
 
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