What do you want to be?

Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by Chicogiz, Dec 29, 2007.

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  1. Warfare branch

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  2. Medical branch

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  3. Logistics branch

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  4. Fleet air arm

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  5. Royal Marine

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  6. Officer

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  7. None of these

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  8. Engineering

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  1. I just want to see what branch most people on here are joining (or want to join)

    Start of with me i want to be in the warfare branch as a seaman specilist or a Royal Marine.
     
  2. I'm applying for FAA
     
  3. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    I wanted to be a porn star. :cry:
     
  4. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    I won't see you if you are WB, I never watch gay porn :thumright:
     
  5. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Cnut..... :dwarf:
     
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Chico,

    You'll probably find your poll ends up a tad unrepresentative because the larger branches (Warfare & Engineering) will probably poll the most votes simply because there's more of them to vote & in recruiting terms they have the biggest volume of entries. There is a big difference with Officer & Ratings preferences also.

    Conversely the Fleet Air Arm, which should include Air Engineering Technicians(AET), probably have the most listing it as first preference, however few manage to score high enough in the Recruiting Test to become AET. Those that do start AET training get a rude awakening when they realise how much academic study is required- many foolishly think that passing the Recruiting Test assures completion of trade training.

    About 80-90% of initial enquirers would like to be a pilot until they do a bit of research & discover they need qualifications & such like- I'd estimate much less than 1% of initial aircrew enquirers actually pass selection.

    Again Royal Marines, certainly in my neck of the woods, have the highest attrition rate with only about one in sixteen making it as far as PRMC. Wannabe Matelots tend to be a lot more successful in their aspirations, however about 50% do not score high enough for their first choice & about 1 in 4 applying, actually join.

    Statistics- where would we be without them? [​IMG]
     
  7. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    You could have rung him on your mobile to discuss this NT :dwarf:
     
  8. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Ninja, are you saying I'd of had more hope being a pornstar than a Bootneck?.....fcuk, wrong career move by me again.... :frustrated:
     
  9. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Looking at pongoshaggy's photo of you, I'd deduce you picked the correct occupation mate!
     
  10. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    A fair point, well put.
     
  11. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    That photo shows me after years of hard living and abuse, not as a young thruster.... :dwarf:
     
  12. Thanks Blobs mate, the thought of you thrusting has put me right of my porridge.
     
  13. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    I dont stir porridge, Pongoshaggy's your man for that.... :thumright:
     
  14. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

  15. What does he stir it with?
     
  16. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Rosey, you are to pure and innocent for me to divulge that sort of information.
     
  17. Employed!!!
     
  18. i wanted to be a fireman when i was younger. but i dont like fire so that went out of the window.
     
  19. I want to be Naval Nurse or should that mean i had a Naval nurse,are they still called Doris,s
     
  20. I wanted to be a Dalek, a gymnast and then an artist.
     

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