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A career in the Navy?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Big Spender, 18 Jun 2006.

  1. Big Spender

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Oct 2004

    Posts: 2,317

    Serious answers please.

    I'm thinking about a career in the Royal Navy as a Warfare specialist (basically operating ships weaponry etc). i've looked at all the information on the RN website but wanted to hear from those that may have any experiance.

    life is just a load of **** right now and i just want to get away from it all, so the navy seems like the best option.

    anybody got any advice about careers in the navy?
     
  2. Tomsk

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,224

    Location: Overground, underground..

    Join the Navy or any other of the armed forces, because you want to, not just to run away from problems.
     
  3. Big Spender

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Oct 2004

    Posts: 2,317

    true part of it is to get away from all the problems, but it really seems like something i would enjoy, out at sea. one of my friends is just back on leave from the navy for a few weeks and the stories i've heard just sounds like an amazing place to be and an amazing thing to be doing.

    i've always been interested in a career in the armed forces, but the navy just appeals to me so much more
     
  4. GIBSrUS

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,656

    Location: North Herts

    Having spent the last 2 years of my life with a mass of ex-Navy, they all recommend it. And yet some of the stories they tell (specially the special forces ones), make me poo my pants.

    Try and get a placement on a carrier/LPD if you want some booty!
     
  5. Violent-J

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 25 Mar 2006

    Posts: 1,343

    Location: Birmingham

    Exactly right, the Navy is a tough job like any job in the military and you will only cope if you want to be there, if you go to run away from problems you will hate every minute. The military isn't for everybody.
     
  6. Big Spender

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Oct 2004

    Posts: 2,317

    yeh, im looking at either the FAA or Surface fleet. been very interested in the FAA, working on the aircraft carriers. but then again also been interested working on the frigates and destroyers
     
  7. GIBSrUS

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,656

    Location: North Herts

    My old line manager was a Chief on frigates for about 30 years, and loved every second.

    However my experience of the fleet to date, would incline me to go for the Invinc/Lusty/Ark Royal due to space and abundance of females in uniform (although strictly forbidden of course ;).....
     
    Last edited: 18 Jun 2006
  8. Carl

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Nov 2003

    Posts: 3,517

    Leaving the Navy

    You may choose to give 12 months notice to leave the Royal Navy at any time after you have completed a minimum period of service, which for most branches is just under 3 years. For those branches with longer training, this period of service may also be longer. Exact details can be discussed with your Careers Adviser and will form part of your Terms of Service.

    If it's not for you

    If you decide soon after joining that you are not suited to Naval life, you can apply to leave during your first 6 months of Service provided you have completed at least 4 weeks training, (excluding any leave).


    Just thought that should be posted, even if you decide its not for you then, you will back with a great insight of the navy and a few storys..
     
  9. Stelly

    Don

    Joined: 5 Oct 2005

    Posts: 11,043

    Location: Liverpool

    got a mate in the navy, she loves it, so I would say its a good job, if you want to go that way that is...

    Stelly
     
  10. Zip

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 20,224

    Location: Australia

    My life went arse up aswell mate.
    Im thinking about Joining the Army.

    Im not thinking aboiut joining the Army to get away from every thing, even though it does play a part in things.
    Its just that since my life went all arse up for the first time in my life i dont have any fear of dieing what so ever.
    And im too active for my own good and couldnt stand a standard job due to boredom or repetitiveness.
    Ive always been an active person so maybe when i gain some fittness back a bit i may join :)
     
  11. atpbx

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,452

    Went to to school with a guy who joined the navy on a 7 year tour, or whatever they call it.
    He says it was ok.
    Thats about it.