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  • Does the Deck HND mean I'm qualified to become a Royal Navy officer?

    If I graduate this course, can I use it to become an officer in the Royal Navy, or will I have to go through the same officer training as everyone else in the Royal Navy?

  • #2
    You'd have to go through their training I think, the way they do things is in some areas, very different to the way we do it! Have you considered the RFA?

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    • #3
      You go to the factory with all the other erks; it would make very little difference I think.
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      • #4
        The only real advantage is if you were looking to join the RNR after you qualify, you can go in as an officer rather than a rating. You still have to get through the AIB and I believe you have to do some time at BRNC. The RNR use MN qualified deck officers as liaisons on merchant ships chartered for military use and in amphibious warfare.
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        • #5
          Might help you in your interview at AIB and probably help you through BRNC alot of what you'll learn you'll have done before.

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          • #6
            It would help - but it wont automatically get you in.

            The upper age for Warfare Officer is 25.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jmz View Post

              The upper age for Warfare Officer is 25.
              I thought discrimination on the basis of age was now illegal?? (And thank gods it is otherwise I wouldn't be here!)

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              • #8
                I think the military have ways of getting around it, just like churches can get away with discriminating over this and that.
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                • #9
                  25 seems a bit low. You sure this is recent info? Army I think is currently 33 for officer entry.

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                  • #10
                    http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/...whats-the-job/

                    Seems current.
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