Warfare Officer or CT (Brain Picking)

#1
I would like to pick some brains if that is possible. I am looking to join the RN as either a CT or a Warfare Officer.... you may have seen my hello topic.

Here are a few questions I am stumped finding answers too:

1) How does career progression/speed of promotion vary between the two jobs?

2) How much time do CT's spend at sea? and are there many shore based tasks to be performed by them/what do they do when not at sea?

3) Same again for Warfare Officers.... I am referring to after training, as I have built up a bit of a picture of what is involved with that.

4) Am I right in thinking when at sea it is usually for 6 months or more?

5) It is currently my intention to serve as full a career in the RN as possible; which career path is going to give me most varied/ exciting opportunities over the years? (if people have examples that would be grand :wink: )

6) Any general comments and or advice people have about these two career paths would also be much appreciated.

That should keep me out of trouble for a while, I am sure I will add more later.
 
#2
Re: Brain Picking.......

U shoud jus go on big bruv mate coz then u can get munny for being a publick figgur like me. navys for poofs hahaha. u carnt get lots of munny from dying in the navy
 
#3
Re: Brain Picking.......

Jade_Goody said:
U shoud jus go on big bruv mate coz then u can get munny for being a publick figgur like me. navys for poofs hahaha. u carnt get lots of munny from dying in the navy
Not quite sure I get your humor... sorry for being a little slow
 
#4
Re: Brain Picking.......

Jade_Goody said:
U shoud jus go on big bruv mate coz then u can get munny for being a publick figgur like me. navys for poofs hahaha. u carnt get lots of munny from dying in the navy
nah we tend to kill the none english ones like your self or are you just dislexic :lol:
 
#5
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cban said:
nah we tend to kill the none english ones like your self or are you just dislexic :lol:
Yawn


Hey, RN_C welcome to RR. I'm sure someone like Ninja_Stoker or Supermario will be along shortly :thumright:
 
#6
Re: Brain Picking.......

RN_Career? said:
Jade_Goody said:
U shoud jus go on big bruv mate coz then u can get munny for being a publick figgur like me. navys for poofs hahaha. u carnt get lots of munny from dying in the navy
Not quite sure I get your humor... sorry for being a little slow
It's called piss taking, someone will be along with answers soon enough hopefully before the baldy slapper pops it :lol:
 
#9
Re: Brain Picking.......

Excellent, I am fairly thick skinned, I just wasn't expecting it so soon, being so young and spritely.... suppose I better get used to it then :lol:
 
#16
I know, I was rummaging around to see what I could find for you.

Your best bets may well be Supermario and Ninja. Look out for them online later.
 
#17
RN_Career? said:
1) How does career progression/speed of promotion vary between the two jobs?
They don't really compare, warfare officers are officers, CT's aren't. They are quite different beasts, warfare officers start as bridge monkeys then eventually graduate to sitting in a darkened room with potential to have a command somewhere from about the 16 year point. CT's are technical specialists.

2) How much time do CT's spend at sea? and are there many shore based tasks to be performed by them/what do they do when not at sea?

3) Same again for Warfare Officers.... I am referring to after training, as I have built up a bit of a picture of what is involved with that.
Warfare officers would generally expect to spend the first 8-10 years of a career at sea, CTs have opportunities both afloat and ashore in a range of different places.

4) Am I right in thinking when at sea it is usually for 6 months or more?
A draft or appointment to a ship would generally be about 3 years at a time, in that period you'd probably expect three deployments of about six months and some maintenance and training.

5) It is currently my intention to serve as full a career in the RN as possible; which career path is going to give me most varied/ exciting opportunities over the years? (if people have examples that would be grand :wink: )
Each career path has plenty of opportunity to have variety and excitement, it depends what you want to do. Bluntly if you're a warfare officer and step off the treadmill to do something else it will restrict your opportunities.

6) Any general comments and or advice people have about these two career paths would also be much appreciated.
What do you want to do with your life?
 
#18
soleil said:
I know, I was rummaging around to see what I could find for you.

Your best bets may well be Supermario and Ninja. Look out for them online later.
I am a little confundled and any help appreciated :lol:

Thank you very much :)
 
#19
Hi Karma,

great reply.

As to what I want to with my life joining the RN is for starters, the rest I am trying to work on :lol:

As far as Warfare officer goes, if I get my head down, I could get a command by the age of about 37 to 38 bearing in mind I am 21 nearly 22 now.

Probably looks like more sea time as a warfare officer.

Are you saying as a warfare Officer as far as career goes one must be extremely focused, and weigh up all decisions as to how they will affect my career in the long run, right from the word go?
 

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