I'm applying as a Medical Assistant (Submariner), I've passed my psychometric test, selection interview and PJFT, had security clearance and everything. Was just wondering how long I'll be waiting for a date for Raleigh if anyone has any sort of idea?
Simply because I've got a brilliant careers advisor! My medical was a bit of a hiccup so put a bit of a delay on it.. As for the interview, relax, be yourself and be open and honest. It's nowhere near as bad as you think...
because almost for sure, you will be based on V-class submarines...at least for the medium term
they never go anywhere. Unless you are a very lucky person to on the one that goes to the states every 4-5 years.
it is an interesting job. a lot less plasters and bandages and more science-y if you get me. More health physics involved.
No, V-boats do very much go to sea but the nature of what they are for means they go to sea, hide for many weeks and return to faslane.......have a period of maintenance....go to sea to train the crew, come back for a brief amount of time and the cycle starts again.
I know of many lads who have done A LOT of years on v-boats and they have never ever had a foreign visit in the RN whilst serving on one....which IMO, is pretty tragic as that is part of the deal of the RN...but each to their own.
Currently I have 2 A4 pages of research so hopefully I'll be ok!
Can I have an example of a question, like would they ask "What do you know about HSM Ambus" or is it more "Tell us about a sub" kinda thing?