Latest update, update: Career Manager advises the course is actually based in Portsmouth University (Thunderer Squadron) as a full time student.
If only I were 18 again and about to join the RN. Coming in on a bloody good salary and fast tracked to PO and then a year out at Uni? What is not to like?
7 years served world wise, well paid matelots in with young impressionable students........yep. That will be interesting.7 yrs as Jack me harty then sent to full time Uni, what could possibly go wrong?
Did:Knew a matelot who chose his OU courses on expected male to lots of female ration, so he had a good chance of scoring at summer school, that was only one weeks full time?
There are about double the number of applicants than jobs available but AA is even more heavily oversubscribed.Thanks for the advice. How popular/competitive would you say UGAS is, relative to the other 100 navy roles?
That last paragraph pretty much sums up the Mechanician route I went through only missing out the sea recommends.There are about double the number of applicants than jobs available but AA is even more heavily oversubscribed.
The danger is assuming the job is in the bag because you meet the academic entry requirement. The method of selection is very frustrating inasmuch as people think they've got the job before the final selection board sits - just a few weeks before entry. Needless to say this causes a fair bit of upset because some people only hear the bits they want to hear.
My advice is only apply for it if you are prepared to accept standard MESM or WESM.
Whilst many would disagree, I personally reckon everyone should join as a standard MESM or WESM and those who complete training at a high enough grade, display adequate leadership potential AND meet the academic requirements should sit an in-service board....the same as the old Specially Selected engineering mechanics.
If they didn't re-invent the wheel every so often, then there would be nothing for the young thrusters to thrust for - or something.That last paragraph pretty much sums up the Mechanician route I went through only missing out the sea recommends.
But we musn't re-invent the wheel as that would imply their Lordships got it wrong!
Cheers. What's the difference between the interview that I attend later this month, and the specialist interview that I attend during the PRNC (assuming I get to the PRNC stage)?
He's joining the RN and you try to apply logic?I would assume the first one would be general questions such as why do you want to join the navy, where does it operate, what ships etc.
Specialist knowledge would be branch specific such as what experience and qualls do you have for, say, HP Air systems or hydraulic systems etc.
Just guesswork on my part but would seem logical to me.