Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

WEO and limited vacancies

older_joiner

Lantern Swinger
Hello all

Quick question.

I went down to the Navy Day in Portsmouth yesterday (excellent btw, I think I managed to see all of the ships except the RFA Argus) and got speaking with a few officers. Unfortunately I didn't get to speak to anyone in the line of work I'm interested in (indeed didn't find any of the senior ratings, but there was a lot of see so no dramas), however a point was raised from someone else in the process (albeit still at uni and not having done the RT yet).
He said he was nervous as there are only a limited (he mentioned 2) number of WEO places per year. I'm not inclined to ring up my AFCO to just ask about that, however I will ask the question during the next contact I have with them.
Does anyone happen to know the validity of this.

At being somewhat older, I was wondering if, all things being equal, a younger person would be picked over a more, shall we say mature candidate.
 

The_Frank

Midshipman
Age should and will not be taken into account when it comes to promotion/advancement at all. It is entirely down to the merit of the Man/Woman.

WEO and in fact any HOD job is a very difficult job often requiring long hours and often finding it difficult to fit in leave.

You also probably wont reach Lt Cdr level as a WE officer for 8-12 years, having had to do a wide variety of jobs as well as having been a DWEO supporting the WEO and being involved in not only the day to day running of a department but being involved in the longer term planning as well as whole ship evolotions.

Unfortunatly Gods branch does seem to have a bit of a dead mans shoes promotion structure, but if you shine, there is no reason to be worried. If your good enough, you will get there.

Only the best get through for a reason, it mean that us damn ratings get looked after from the heavens, and the CO get a bloody well run department providing equiptment working.
 

Joe_Crow

War Hero
Frank, I think you have misunderstood the question. I believe that when OJ says "WEO places per year" he is referring to places available as trainee Officers of the Weapons Engineering specialisation at Dartmouth, not as 'the WEO' of a ship.

I would say three things on this.
1. I have no idea how many new-entrant places there are annually for WE style officers.
2. For those not (yet) serving, WEO and MEO are the titles of the senior officers of that specialisation on a ship. Please avoid using those abbreviations when you actually mean 'an officer of the Weapons/Marine Engineering branch', or you will confuse people.
3. I am not surprised you couldn't find any WE Senior Rates yesterday. You should try going back on a Wednesday.
 

girthsmith

Lantern Swinger
The RN is looking at recruiting approx 30 Weapon Engineering Officers during the next year. All AFCO's are aware of this.
 

slim

War Hero
Joe_Crow said:
Frank, I think you have misunderstood the question. I believe that when OJ says "WEO places per year" he is referring to places available as trainee Officers of the Weapons Engineering specialisation at Dartmouth, not as 'the WEO' of a ship.

I would say three things on this.
1. I have no idea how many new-entrant places there are annually for WE style officers.
2. For those not (yet) serving, WEO and MEO are the titles of the senior officers of that specialisation on a ship. Please avoid using those abbreviations when you actually mean 'an officer of the Weapons/Marine Engineering branch', or you will confuse people.
3. I am not surprised you couldn't find any WE Senior Rates yesterday. You should try going back on a Wednesday.

Sorry Wednesday is sports make & mend :p
 

The_Frank

Midshipman
WE senior rates will be found in the mess acting as Mess Deck Security/Working.

Tend to only venture out if there is a real problem or the milk runs out.

0800-1000 Morning Coffee
1000-1030 Stand Easy (Jeremy Kyle)
1030-1200 Admin (in the mess over coffee obviously)
1200-1315 Lunch
1315-1600 Make and mend, e-mails and personel admin, divisional work, or quiet afternoon nap
1600 Bar
 

older_joiner

Lantern Swinger
Joe_Crow said:
Frank, I think you have misunderstood the question. I believe that when OJ says "WEO places per year" he is referring to places available as trainee Officers of the Weapons Engineering specialisation at Dartmouth, not as 'the WEO' of a ship.

I would say three things on this.
1. I have no idea how many new-entrant places there are annually for WE style officers.
2. For those not (yet) serving, WEO and MEO are the titles of the senior officers of that specialisation on a ship. Please avoid using those abbreviations when you actually mean 'an officer of the Weapons/Marine Engineering branch', or you will confuse people.
3. I am not surprised you couldn't find any WE Senior Rates yesterday. You should try going back on a Wednesday.

Apologies for the in correct use of terminology.

Unfortunately I work from 09.30-18.00, so popping down on a weekday is a no go for myself.
 

older_joiner

Lantern Swinger
The_Frank said:
Age should and will not be taken into account when it comes to promotion/advancement at all. It is entirely down to the merit of the Man/Woman.

WEO and in fact any HOD job is a very difficult job often requiring long hours and often finding it difficult to fit in leave.

You also probably wont reach Lt Cdr level as a WE officer for 8-12 years, having had to do a wide variety of jobs as well as having been a DWEO supporting the WEO and being involved in not only the day to day running of a department but being involved in the longer term planning as well as whole ship evolotions.

Unfortunatly Gods branch does seem to have a bit of a dead mans shoes promotion structure, but if you shine, there is no reason to be worried. If your good enough, you will get there.

Only the best get through for a reason, it mean that us damn ratings get looked after from the heavens, and the CO get a bloody well run department providing equiptment working.

Thanks for the alternative bit of input there.
Appreciate the different view point of the role.


girthsmith said:
The RN is looking at recruiting approx 30 Weapon Engineering Officers during the next year. All AFCO's are aware of this.
Thanks for the information.

Is that split over the new intakes, or are they generally taken in one batch as it were per year?
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
W Am I eligible for WEO? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 5
E Applying to DTUS and WEO Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 3
S WEO vs MEO - thoughts? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 7
S RMO or WEO? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 9
M WEO and MEO application and questions about Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 13
O WEO-Submariner Submariners 5
R WEO Number plate on Ebay! The Internet - Best and Worst 1
MoD_RSS New government-commissioned reports raise prospect of limited reopening of Hammersmith Bridge MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Prosecution of Ms Susan Bello-Pearson trading as Dezinerpugz Limited (previously Dezinerbullz), Essex MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Prosecution of Mr Michael Dawson, trading as Element Bullys Limited, Plymouth. MoD News 0
MoD_RSS RSH announces statutory appointments to Board of Prospect Housing Limited MoD News 0
MoD_RSS HMT launches review of Pool Reinsurance Limited MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Limited Contact Centre availability MoD News 0
MoD_RSS CMA letter to Shelby Finance Limited on breaches of the Payday Lending Order MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Meet the Code Compliance Officer for Asda Stores Limited MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Meet the Code Compliance Officer for TJ Morris Limited MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Providing physical work packs for pupils with limited or no internet connection MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Supporting engagement in learning for primary pupils when direct communication is limited MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Non-Executive Director appointed to Gov Facility Services Limited MoD News 0
MoD_RSS GCA investigation into Co-operative Group Limited – progress towards following GCA recommendations MoD News 0
MoD_RSS New Charity Inquiry: Sikh Channel Community Broadcasting Company Limited MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Heavy rail fleet accessibility compliance: time limited dispensations MoD News 0
MoD_RSS New Charity Inquiry: Jamia Alfurqan Limited MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Meet the Waitrose Limited Code Compliance Officer MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Prospect Housing Limited Gradings under review MoD News 0
MoD_RSS New Roots Limited Gradings under review MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Update on sales process for British Steel Limited MoD News 0
MoD_RSS New Charity Inquiry: CWM Harry Land Trust Limited MoD News 0
MoD_RSS RSH announces statutory appointments to Board of Westmoreland Supported Housing Limited MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Investigation into Star Pubs & Bars Limited MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Store First Limited – information for creditors, customers, investors and other interested parties. MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: British Steel Limited in liquidation: information for customers, suppliers and employees MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: British Steel Limited in liquidation: information for customers, employees, potential buyers and creditors MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: British Steel Limited in liquidation: information for customers, employees and creditors MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Store First Limited – information for creditors, customers, investors and other interested parties. MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Store First Limited – information for creditors, customers, investors and other interested parties. MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Store First Limited – information for creditors, customers, investors and other interested parties. MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Healthcare Environmental Services Limited in liquidation: how to claim redundancy or register as a creditor MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Grading under review for Bespoke Supportive Tenancies Limited MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Grading under review for Ongo Homes Limited MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Interim Managers appointed to Achiezer Association Limited and Achiezer MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Grading under review for Encircle Housing Limited MoD News 0
Simon - Quest Magazine Win a limited edition signed print from Jacqueline Hurley’s War Poppy Collection Competitions 0
MoD_RSS News story: Maritime autonomous navigation in GPS-limited environments MoD News 0
similou Limited medical Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 21
Good CO VERY limited search / Last 50 following upgrade Site Issues 17
Ghost I thought this sort of behaviour was limited to the deepest, darkest South West! Diamond Lil's 1
flynavy Harrier 40th Strictly Limited Edition Print for sale The Fleet Air Arm 3
soleil Royal Family - Limited participation in Armed Forces Day? Current Affairs 5
sgtpepperband Free Film Offer - The Darjeeling Limited Films, Music, TV & All Things Artsy 0
Similar threads


















































Top