WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Hello all,
after thinking long and hard about my position I have decided to finish my apprenticeship and get the qualification. This will get me a Level 3 Diploma in Engineering, which then allows me to go onto the Accelerated Apprenticeship programme that the Navy offers. Upon completion you are a leading hand, does anyone know what that means?
I think I chose Warfare Specialist as a quick fix and thought to myself that because the role was "high priority" I would get in quicker and get out of my apprenticeship quicker...when really I was bullsh**ing myself. Like you all said the pay is better in Engineering anyway ;)
Cheers for help and advice, especially @@SONAR-BENDER and @redmonkey

Tom

It's the first step on the middle management ladder to give a civvy analogy, it's a senior junior rate to put it another way, equivalent of a corporal in the other 2 junior services.. Rates from bottom to top for ratings are AB2, AB1, LH, PO, CPO, WO1 (WO2 being phased out).

If you want to know what the above initials mean..google is your friend.
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
Hello all,
after thinking long and hard about my position I have decided to finish my apprenticeship and get the qualification. This will get me a Level 3 Diploma in Engineering, which then allows me to go onto the Accelerated Apprenticeship programme that the Navy offers. Upon completion you are a leading hand, does anyone know what that means?
I think I chose Warfare Specialist as a quick fix and thought to myself that because the role was "high priority" I would get in quicker and get out of my apprenticeship quicker...when really I was bullsh**ing myself. Like you all said the pay is better in Engineering anyway ;)
Cheers for help and advice, especially @@SONAR-BENDER and @redmonkey

Tom
In my opinion, a very good idea! Why not go along to your local RNR unit in the remaining time and gain some experience?

(I seem to be coming across as an RNR recruitment device lately!)
 
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