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What age for joining RN?

#1
I`m considering steering my daughter towards the RN , she`s still a youngster, what age should she approach recruitment ? are there any bursaries for college / uni ?
 
#2
Wah shield up -> How about 'old enough to realize that a Navy Forum would be a more intelligent place to put this question'?

<- And wah shield back down again.
 
#3
As a senior member you should know the score...several pics showing the subject in various states of undress are needed on any thread discussing women, even if they are related to you
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
Book Reviewer
#5
Encourage her to go into engineering, either as an engineering officer or as an artificer. She'll never be unemployed with the training and skills she'll get from either of those. Anything air or electronics related is best, Marine Engineering is still too much metal bashing and limted saleable skills outside. If she's bright enough to be an engineering offcier the navy will help with tuition for uni, but it's the recruiters will be able to help. Don't be taken in by the "join as a steward and then transfer once you're in" bollocks.
 
#8
Encourage her to go into engineering, either as an engineering officer or as an artificer. She'll never be unemployed with the training and skills she'll get from either of those. Anything air or electronics related is best, Marine Engineering is still too much metal bashing and limted saleable skills outside. If she's bright enough to be an engineering offcier the navy will help with tuition for uni, but it's the recruiters will be able to help. Don't be taken in by the "join as a steward and then transfer once you're in" bollocks.



She`s pretty smart , 100% fluent in Spanish but quite rebellious , thought the RN maybe the way to go.

Robbo5833 I`ll send the pics of your mum back if you still need them for stimulation ?
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#11
Well personally I thought the 1940s were a great age for the Andrew, big ships and traditions not bad habits. Rum ration and no press gang oh and no girlies on boats. That said google is really your friend. I know they certainly do the engineering bursaries as I taught a sub officer and he was hardly ever at work almost permanently in some sort of school or training establishment.
 
#12
Bouillabaisse- we don't have Tiffs any more- only Engineering Technicians (half as well trained as a tiff, but twice as trained as a mechanic)

CaptDanjou- if she has a tongue for languages then maybe CT as a translator might be a way to go?

In a non-perv way, may I ask how old the sprog of your is? If she has a levels then she will be able to join the BRNC Dartmouth as a middy at the age of 18.
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
Book Reviewer
#13
Bouillabaisse- we don't have Tiffs any more- only Engineering Technicians (half as well trained as a tiff, but twice as trained as a mechanic)
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Neither fish nor fowl then. Probably shows how long since I was in. And I change my advice to go for engineering officer, either air or weapons.

If she's not hit 6th form yet you might consider Welbeck.
 
#14
Bouillabaisse- we don't have Tiffs any more- only Engineering Technicians (half as well trained as a tiff, but twice as trained as a mechanic)

CaptDanjou- if she has a tongue for languages then maybe CT as a translator might be a way to go?

In a non-perv way, may I ask how old the sprog of your is? If she has a levels then she will be able to join the BRNC Dartmouth as a middy at the age of 18.
The sprog is a long way off 18 but is well above A level in Spanish , a translator was the area I had in mind as I`d guess there are not so many Brits that have two languages.
 
#15
Neither fish nor fowl then. Probably shows how long since I was in. And I change my advice to go for engineering officer, either air or weapons.

If she's not hit 6th form yet you might consider Welbeck.
Ive just had a look at Welbecks site , seems like it would be a good way to go , shame its in Karachi , I mean Leicestershire .
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
Book Reviewer
#16
I don't know if the navy have translators as such, more it's an adqual where you get a pay bonus. Someone more current could advise if Naval Intelligence has moved away from its rather dead end reputation but I don't think it's a direct entry job still. If there's a big demand for the language when she joins she might find herself approached by more undercover types to transfer to the "civil service" as one of my collegaues was.
 

Guns

ADC
Moderator
Book Reviewer
#17
I would suggest posting on Rum Ration in the recruiting area. There are several current recruiting staff who post and will give you the best advice.
 
#20
Being a bluff old traditionalist and whatnot, what does your daughter want to do?!
One of her mates wants to join RN as her dad did 22 years , my daughter got the idea from her mate , I think its a good idea to encourage it, she`s also thought of being a vet which would cost me a bloody fortune, fortunately RN seems more likely.
 

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