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Brave

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I had to choose between chef and a mine warfare specialist roles but I'm wondering which of these roles can give a better career path after serving in the Navy or anytime I want to leave.
Does the chef jobs pay well outside the armed forces or the mine warfare specialist ?
I don't really know which areas I can work as a mine warfare specialist apart from the force. Any advice please
 
I had to choose between chef and a mine warfare specialist roles but I'm wondering which of these roles can give a better career path after serving in the Navy or anytime I want to leave.
Does the chef jobs pay well outside the armed forces or the mine warfare specialist ?
I don't really know which areas I can work as a mine warfare specialist apart from the force. Any advice please
Well I don't know many civvie firms doing mine warfare.
I do know that an RN trained Chef will always find work once he leaves the RN
We all slag of the chefs but in reality they are possibly the best in the business.
Civilian caterers now run nearly all of the galleys in shore establishments and compared to the time the RN ran them the food is extremely sub standard.
My advice go for chef and strive for promotion, you will be in demand once you complete your time and are looking for work
 
Thanks for the good advice
Well I don't know many civvie firms doing mine warfare.
I do know that an RN trained Chef will always find work once he leaves the RN
We all slag of the chefs but in reality they are possibly the best in the business.
Civilian caterers now run nearly all of the galleys in shore establishments and compared to the time the RN ran them the food is extremely sub standard.
My advice go for chef and strive for promotion, you will be in demand once you complete your time and are looking for work
 
Rubbish. If you've passed Raleigh and you're bored. Go and join Reserve or SCC and help proliferation of security and aptitude in the extended defence of our ridiculously safe environment. If not, go and sit on your jack sofa chugging Jack brews for life. Sounds like you're on the fence shippers. Take a dive. Trust me and aye aye.
 
Thanks for the good advice
You may thank me now however I only mentioned the good points.
Against the readily available chef jobs for ex RN chefs you must remember that as a chef you are in the hospitality industry. So must be prepared to work anti social hours and lots of weekends.
 
Rubbish. If you've passed Raleigh and you're bored. Go and join Reserve or SCC and help proliferation of security and aptitude in the extended defence of our ridiculously safe environment. If not, go and sit on your jack sofa chugging Jack brews for life. Sounds like you're on the fence shippers. Take a dive. Trust me and aye aye.
What are you rambling on about?
Fink you have put this in the wrong thread :)
 
Rubbish. If you've passed Raleigh and you're bored. Go and join Reserve or SCC and help proliferation of security and aptitude in the extended defence of our ridiculously safe environment. If not, go and sit on your jack sofa chugging Jack brews for life. Sounds like you're on the fence shippers. Take a dive. Trust me and aye aye.

Hello Norman. Thank you for your contribution. Which just earned you a thread ban.
 
I had to choose between chef and a mine warfare specialist roles but I'm wondering which of these roles can give a better career path after serving in the Navy or anytime I want to leave.
Does the chef jobs pay well outside the armed forces or the mine warfare specialist ?
I don't really know which areas I can work as a mine warfare specialist apart from the force. Any advice please
You are presumably just about to join-up. At this stage, I would recommend not worrying about what you might do with your Navy experience when you leave. These days the RN is set up to support you in having lots of opportunities for career advancement, training and a wide variety of roles and experience. And after all that if you want to leave they have a great resettlement department. You're young, the world is your lobster. Go and enjoy it and come back on here and spin some great dits in a few years time.
 
You are presumably just about to join-up. At this stage, I would recommend not worrying about what you might do with your Navy experience when you leave. These days the RN is set up to support you in having lots of opportunities for career advancement, training and a wide variety of roles and experience. And after all that if you want to leave they have a great resettlement department. You're young, the world is your lobster. Go and enjoy it and come back on here and spin some great dits in a few years time.
Any sensible person will ask of him/her self what will I do when at the end of my time in the RN.
Choosing the branch with the best employment prospects is an intelligent choice.
Yes you could just join any branch and piss yer way around the world having a great time.
But unfortunately Dits do not pay the bills.
The RN offers each person an annual education allowance.
How many use it?
It can be used for many things including towards driving lessons.
The OP asked a very sensible question and I am sure that he will make the right decision for him
 
Many years ago when I went through the Defence Maritime Logistics School, we were informed that though the Stewards Branch had the lowest score required for entry, they left with the most number of quals. That branch is now no more and is basically an adqual for the chefs (Catering Services branch now), but they get all this because not only do they deal with cooking for the ships crew, but catering for big events onboard, learning about stock management and planning, but also hospitality (they still learn how to do silver service for the higher officers and royalty as personal stewards) and get experience of working in the service industry alongside private corporate partners, as a Leading had you get business management quals (NVQ L3) and as a Petty Officer you can work towards getting a degree in this sort of stuff. Outside the RN I believe the chefs industry is on its arse at the moment as no one wants to be one for some reason so you’ll be in high demand. Not sure if it’s still happening but last I hear there was a golden hello bonus (£2500 I think it was) for catering services finishing the course too.
 
Brave - some good advice here so far BUT do you have any kind of desire or idea about being a cook/chef? Have you just watched every episode of Masterchef - seriously? In the RN on a ship or submarine I saw it as a fairly hard and difficult job, which generally went unappreciated (I always thanked the chefs so's I'd get bigger rations!!). As in any job, you' start at the very bottom and get all the gash jobs until a new body arrives.

As a trained chef WHO HAS APPLIED HIMSELF and gained additional qualifications either through the Navy or using the education grant AND was interested in civvy cheffing (long days/late nights), yes, you could get good jobs. Or even VERY good jobs.

IMHO your other option is, well pretty mind numbing. I joined as a dabber and recatted a couple of years later. I had great fun, but could see no real future. Most of my peers (at the time) were talking about being painter/decorators, or Prison/Police Service.
 

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