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  • Does SSTG pay for uniform?

    As title says, does SSTG pay for our uniform? I was just looking at prices and it looks like a lot of money, which will be hard for me to afford.

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    Re: Does SSTG pay for uniform?

    Hey,

    SSTG give you an allowance towards your uniform, I think it's ?100. With that they expect you to get shirts, trousers, RN style jumper, safety boots and a boiler suit.

    They give you epaulettes and a tie and if you go on a ship that requires anymore than the basics above then they will rebate you the cost of the extra stuff such as the jacket and hat.

    I got my stuff from S.M.Bass in Manchester which turned out to be the expensive option but other SSTG guys I know have managed to stay within the ?100 allowance.

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    • #3
      Re: Does SSTG pay for uniform?

      Do SSTG give you the ?100 before you buy the various apparel?
      Or do you pay for it first, and then claim the money back?
      I Aear c?n ven na mar. (Elvish)
      Ee eye-are kahn vehn nah mar. (Pronunciation)
      The Sea calls us home. (English translation)

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      • #4
        Re: Does SSTG pay for uniform?

        Before, depending when you buy it. My ?100 came in towards the end of my first year a couple of months before being due to go to sea. Not sure if it's any different on the FD and HND courses but that's how it worked out on the Bsc.

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        • #5
          Re: Does SSTG pay for uniform?

          you can get the nato jumper online if you search and the clyde marine shop sell the epaulettes and everything else is easy enough to find
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          • #6
            Re: Does SSTG pay for uniform?

            Is a dark blue boiler suit ok? I have one left over from my Civ Eng days.

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            • #7
              Re: Does SSTG pay for uniform?

              Yeah, any colour will do as long as it does the job!

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              • #8
                Re: Does SSTG pay for uniform?

                Does it not depend on your company? I recieved a letter by SSTG saying that my sponsoring company CMA will cover the costs of the uniform and gave me a list of everything i needed by SM bass

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                • #9
                  Re: Does SSTG pay for uniform?

                  SSTG told me that i must buy my kit with my own money then send them copies of the receipts and they will then reimburse me 100 pound or how ever much i spent if it was less than 100
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                  • #10
                    Re: Does SSTG pay for uniform?

                    I was told the same thing as Noobert. Didn't particularly like the lady at S M Bass. Made me feel as if I was being troublesome asking questions, such as, how much does something cost Also looked at Miller Rayner, but everything seemed quite expensive, especially if its all meant to come within the ?100 budget. After a bit of searching found this website, www.uniformexpress.co.uk, which does the Nato Jumpers, pilot shirts, overalls, all at pretty decent prices. Haven't got my stuff through yet, only ordered a couple of days ago, and they probably wont be the best quality, but for going to classes and practical use I thought I would just go for them, since if any get damaged or worn, they're cheap enough to easily replace.

                    I'll put up another post once i have the stuff and see what they're like. Also planning on getting trousers from Slaters, since they have good quality stuff, not that expensive and I can get trousers that properly fit, and if they need adjusting in the future, then Slaters does free alterations for life.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Does SSTG pay for uniform?

                      I was given a unifrom list from CMA CGM, and was told to get it from SM Bass. The final cost came to ?450. thankfully they are going to cover the costs

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                      • #12
                        Re: Does SSTG pay for uniform?

                        Any chance you could put up that list? Be nice to see what a company expects from you.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Does SSTG pay for uniform?

                          1x 100% polyester trouser
                          1xblack uniform shoes
                          1xsafety boots
                          2xboiler suits
                          1xRN pullover in all wool
                          2xlong sleev shirt
                          2xshort sleev shirt
                          1x2pce MN uniform
                          1xMN cap
                          1xNavy working shrt
                          1xNavy working trousers

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                          • #14
                            Re: Does SSTG pay for uniform?

                            thanks.

                            whats the 1x2pce MN uniform?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Does SSTG pay for uniform?

                              Originally posted by flyboy
                              thanks.

                              whats the 1x2pce MN uniform?
                              The 2 pieces are the Jacket and Trousers
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