HMS FERRET is the Royal Naval Reserves (RNR) centre of excellence for the provision of trained intelligence personnel to conduct Naval and military intelligence roles on exercise and operations across the world.? We are currently seeking to expand our numbers, particularly at Sgt level and below. If you are currently in the TA, and affected by the recent changes in force structure, and are considering your future options, then why not consider a transfer to the RNR? Transferring to the unit provides an opportunity to join one of the most important branches in the RNR, and one that is in constant demand to provide individual augmentees to deploy on operations. If you are keen to deploy, and are seeking to work in a land environment conducting highly sensitive and challenging work which can have a real impact then why not get in touch? Entry Policy You must be a sole UK national, and willing to undergo the Developed Vetting Process. Assessment Policy Some potential entrants with prior experience in the J2 world may be able to transfer directly. We would expect that the majority of entrants may need to sit an assessment weekend to confirm if they meet the requirements for the branch. Transfer process At the moment transferring services is handled via JPA. If you are interested in coming over, then DO NOT LEAVE THE TA! If you resign then it becomes significantly more complicated to put you into the system. The Navalisation Process[/b] If you come across, then we would expect you to maintain your equivalent rank (i.e. Sgt becomes Petty Officer, Corporal becomes Leading Seaman). There will be a need to undergo some 'navalisation training' to teach you RN methods of drill and uniform, but this will be determined on a case by case basis. You may also need to take an RN medical to determine that you meet RN medical requirements (please no 'golden rivet jokes here - they're very dull after a while!) Training Requirements If you join FERRET, then you will be able to attend drill nights at your local Reserve unit (13 units across the UK). To obtain bounty, you will be required to conduct 24 days training per year - at least 12 days operational training on courses or exercise, and up to `12 days in support of wider RNR training or activities. The bulk of branch training is done at regular weekends in Portsmouth, known as MERWEX weekends - these are held monthly throughout the year. Is this a Wah? No! The individuals manning this account are long standing ARRSE members, and the COs are aware of identities. This is a genuine post. FAQs The most common FAQs can be found at this link on Rumration - http://www.navy-net.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=15320.html Please feel free to post any general questions here though. If you are interested then please don't hesitate to get in touch via PM - all applications will be handled on a strictly confidential basis. We will not make any contact with your parent units until you are at a point where you have been found eligible for entry to the RNR Intelligence Branch, and you decide that you wish to transfer.