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Stepdaughter help NAVY only.. no spammers

Hiya guys, asked no spammers as stepdaughter (15) will read,banter is cool though lol..

She is considering the navy (a levels) application soon,but thinking about a PT in the navy, does anyone have any knowledge on this??
she cant go speak to anyone as have stopped interviews at the mo,

she is a fitness freak and heavily into her martial arts,but trying to find any help at the mo is hard..

Any advice would be great thanks
 

Arte_et_Marte

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Hiya guys, asked no spammers as stepdaughter (15) will read,banter is cool though lol..

She is considering the navy (a levels) application soon,but thinking about a PT in the navy, does anyone have any knowledge on this??
she cant go speak to anyone as have stopped interviews at the mo,

she is a fitness freak and heavily into her martial arts,but trying to find any help at the mo is hard..

Any advice would be great thanks
You do realise that this is predominately an Army site? There are some ex RN bods here, but not many.

If you look at the top right of the page there is a button (in blue) called Navy Net. You will probably get much more up to date information there. It's just like here, but Navy.

You are more than welcome to stick around here of course, I am trying to help you out.
 
You do realise that this is predominately an Army site? There are some ex RN bods here, but not many.

If you look at the top right of the page there is a button (in blue) called Navy Net. You will probably get much more up to date information there. It's just like here, but Navy.

You are more than welcome to stick around here of course, I am trying to help you out.
Ahhh ok cool will take a look cheers,but if people wanna continue posting (and take piss from my stupidity) or help her,will help her realise not a big scary bunch lmao
 
Hiya guys, asked no spammers as stepdaughter (15) will read,banter is cool though lol..

She is considering the navy (a levels) application soon,but thinking about a PT in the navy, does anyone have any knowledge on this??
she cant go speak to anyone as have stopped interviews at the mo,

she is a fitness freak and heavily into her martial arts,but trying to find any help at the mo is hard..

Any advice would be great thanks

May I just say a lad on my Masters degree applied for the navy and was more or less whisked in on a red carpet as a post graduate.

I would suggest that your step-daughter does A's and then does a sporting type degree before joining up. The education scene has changed dramatically and more kids are picking up degrees than 10, 15, 20 years ago. In a competitive environment you need to have as much ammuntion as possible for the future..............I speak as a dad who has a daughter in her final year at uni.
 
Ahhh ok cool will take a look cheers,but if people wanna continue posting (and take piss from my stupidity) or help her,will help her realise not a big scary bunch lmao

I like civvys, but I couldn't eat a whole one.

We have civvys on here too so you are welcome to hang around if you want mucker, no issues.
 

GingerNavs

Swinger
@Mattmatt; PTI is a sideways entry branch so she would have to join as a different specialisation, get advanced to AB1, be recognised as having the potential for Leading Hand and then pass the aptitude.
 

Ravers

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You do realise that this is predominately an Army site? There are some ex RN bods here, but not many.

If you look at the top right of the page there is a button (in blue) called Navy Net. You will probably get much more up to date information there. It's just like here, but Navy.

You are more than welcome to stick around here of course, I am trying to help you out.
There’s only about 3 people on NavyNet and they all left the RN before the Internet was invented.
 

Ravers

LE
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@Mattmatt; PTI is a sideways entry branch so she would have to join as a different specialisation, get advanced to AB1, be recognised as having the potential for Leading Hand and then pass the aptitude.
Nope.

Direct entry now.
 

Ravers

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Hiya guys, asked no spammers as stepdaughter (15) will read,banter is cool though lol..

She is considering the navy (a levels) application soon,but thinking about a PT in the navy, does anyone have any knowledge on this??
she cant go speak to anyone as have stopped interviews at the mo,

she is a fitness freak and heavily into her martial arts,but trying to find any help at the mo is hard..

Any advice would be great thanks

I’m Navy.

Tell her to go for it. I am not a PTI but obviously I’ve met loads and one of my closest mates transferred to PTI after doing 4 or 5 years in the Marine Engineering branch.

I can’t really comment about the first year or two of training for direct entry PTIs as that’s a fairly new thing. Up until fairly recently you had to do 3 plus years in another branch, be recommended for leading hand and then transfer across.

As with all jobs in the RN there are two very different chunks of life:

Sea time and shore time.

At sea a PTI will be based on a ship, they organise and run daily PT sessions as well as oversee fitness tests. When you get to foreign ports they organise footie matches and the like with local teams.

Day to day at sea they are part of the executive branch who work directly for the XO (second in command of the ship). Along with the ship’s regulator (Policeman) they do general admin for the XO like print and distribute daily orders.

They are also trained as a special sea duty helmsman. They steer the ship when doing more dangerous evolutions like refuelling at sea (RASing) or coming in and out of harbour.

During shore time they are employed in a gym on a base. That’s basically it. It’s largely the same as working in a civvy gym but with more shouting. They may also organise adventurous training expeditions such as canoeing, mountain biking etc.

There are also a few specialist jobs out there for PTIs. My mate runs the Navy’s adventurous training centre in Bavaria. He lives in a chalet up a mountain and takes people skiing in the winter and rock climbing in the summer.

Regardless of branch the RN is a fantastic life. If she likes travel, adventure and meeting people, then there is nothing better. During my first 6 years I went to over 40 different countries.

Without wishing to sound sexist in anyway, the RN is also particularly girl friendly. Every opportunity that exists for men, also exists for girls and everyone is treated equally.

Finally, the RAF are weak as fuck and the Army eat their own young so don’t bother with them.
 

Ravers

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What is their rank if they pass training?
I’m not sure but I’d assume they’d go straight to Leading Hand, the same as direct entry regulators, aircrew and accelerated engineering apprentices.

Do phase 1, pass out as a leading hand but with a white tab to denote sprogness, then remove white tab once fully trained and signed off as competent.

I think.
 

Truxx

LE
Hiya guys, asked no spammers as stepdaughter (15) will read,banter is cool though lol..

She is considering the navy (a levels) application soon,but thinking about a PT in the navy, does anyone have any knowledge on this??
she cant go speak to anyone as have stopped interviews at the mo,

she is a fitness freak and heavily into her martial arts,but trying to find any help at the mo is hard..

Any advice would be great thanks
Martial arts?

Navy cook then.
 
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Regardless of branch the RN is a fantastic life. If she likes travel, adventure and meeting people, then there is nothing better. During my first 6 years I went to over 40 different countries.
But that was in the days when the navy had more than 2 tugboats and an inflatable lilo to go to sea in.
 

Ravers

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But that was in the days when the navy had more than 2 tugboats and an inflatable lilo to go to sea in.
Dunno if you’ve noticed those two massive aircraft carriers we got recently?

Even as a reservist I’ve been to 7 countries in the past 4 years. Cyprus, Oman, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Hong Kong, Japan.
 

Wee Hawken

Old-Salt
They are also trained as a special sea duty helmsman. They steer the ship when doing more dangerous evolutions like refuelling at sea (RASing) or coming in and out of harbour.
Probably a stupid question but I'll ask it anyway. Why would you have non-specialists behind the steering wheel at times when the ability to drive properly and not hit stuff is presumably quite important? Who does the job for the rest of the time? Or is helmsman not really a skilled job and anyone can do it?
 

Ravers

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Really? When did that change? I'd seen the change to Direct Entry RN Police but not clubswingers..

It’s pretty recent:

 

GingerNavs

Swinger
Probably a stupid question but I'll ask it anyway. Why would you have non-specialists behind the steering wheel at times when the ability to drive properly and not hit stuff is presumably quite important? Who does the job for the rest of the time? Or is helmsman not really a skilled job and anyone can do it?
It's a very good question... in survey ships we'd use a QM who was doing it daily...
 

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