What Rank would I be when I join?

Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by Powder, Oct 16, 2009.

Welcome to the Navy Net aka Rum Ration

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial RN website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. I am in the selection process for a Pilot at the moment, but have just asked myself what rank would I be in once I start out at BRNC, or would I not have a rank until I went out onto the frontline?
  2. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    .......and you want to be a rupert? :roll:

    Try using some initiative and researching your question instead of expecting everyone else to do it for you, your not an occifer yet.
  3. 1st sea lord for you mate, stright to the top
  4. Up, up, up, lickety split!

  5. The mind boggles and thank fack I am no longer in.
  6. Try asking HOW rank will you be :roll: :wink:
  7. If you carry on showing a total inability to investigate things for yourself and find answers that anybody with a smidgen of intelligence could find from the RN website in 5 minutes then I hope for all our sakes you never get anywhere near a "frontline".

    You have now asked "what is HMS Raleigh" and "will I have a rank at BRNC" among other golden nuggets. It may sound harsh fella, but its better that you hear it from us than you get to AIB and get told never to come back because you haven't grasped the most basic of details through your preparation.

    If you want to be a pilot then switch on and fast!
  8. The rank is but the guinea's stamp,
    The man's the :sign2: for all that.
  9. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    ...further to previous comments, never - under any circumstances - confuse your rank with your authority..! :wink:
  10. ...or with your ability.
  11. Go easy boys he wants to be a pilot not intelligence,Sir,yes you sir ,shall be a sir,to all ranks & ratings subordinate to you SIR
  12. by the way, that link doesn't tell you anything, its just a load of pictures. Try reading all the BRNC pages and officer training pages on the RN website before reading Joint Force Harrier. When is your sift interview?
  13. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    I admit it's all terribly confusing, take me for an example, I was chief dogs body and bottle washer whilst duty plums rating for a time in the Corps, yet I couldn't find any mention of the rank "chief" or "rating". Could have been worse I suppose, could have been a full screw looking after the adjutants pony at CTC, that in best Household Divs lingo could of made me Corporal of horse.
  14. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Awww, Stix, dont get all clever and ruin it.... :lol:
  15. Thanks, Will check them out now.

    I haven't been given a date for my sift yet. I have my PJFT and Medical this tuesday though and am confident that I will pass.
    I guess after that I will be given an interview date.
  16. It says that the website doesn't exist anymore? Is there an updated one somewhere? I will keep looking.
  17. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Just to clarify Officer Seniority upon joining:

    From 1 April 2007 a sliding scale of seniority based on Educational Qualifications was introduced. This scale is designed to reflect the more varied routes to a similar standard of qualification and is designed to widen the spread of applicants to the Naval Service. A summary of the scale is as follows:

    Masters Degree or Equivalent Antedated Seniority 3.5 yrs
    Graduate or equivalent 3 yrs
    Foundation Degree or equivalent HNC or Equivalent 1 yr
    Basic Entrant- GCSEs, GNVQ and A levels NIL

    These rules apply to mainstream RN/RM officers.

    Full years of service seniority RN/RM Rank/seniority RN after completion of Phase 2 Officer training

    Less than 1 year 2LT/Sub Lt
    1 year 2LT/Sub Lt with 1 years seniority
    2 years 2LT/Sub Lt with 2 years seniority
    3 years Captain/Lieutenant


    Graduates join on OF1 Level 7 £29006 depending on qualifications and then progress through the pay range by annual increments.

    3. It depends on whether the core academic content of your degree is related to the specialisation you wish to pursue. The type of degree is not necessarily relevant to promotion however the fact you have a degree is relevant.
  18. Thanks for clearing that up.
  19. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    You have to do the knowledge around London first because that's what you will be in effect, a taxi.

Share This Page