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Royal Navy Submariner Presentation

10th December 2015

The Royal Navy visited the College again at the end of last term to provide a drop-in session for our year 12 and 13 students and a presentation to year 10 and year 11 students.


The students were briefed on entry details, eligibility and how to apply. The very first step after applying on-line is the Royal Navy Entrance Test, which gains a different score requirement depending on what trade you apply for. The Psychometric Test, which is in four parts – Reasoning, Literacy, Numeracy and Mechanical Comprehension - consists of 30 questions in each section, with each section having a specific time. Candidates can start the Application Process at 15 years and 9 months, and join at 16 years of age. If a candidate applies at 15 years 9 months, "Door to Main Gate HMS RALEIGH Phase 1 Training Establishment", normally takes around 6 months, therefore the applicant would probably be 16½ at that point. As they go from Phase 1 training to a Phase 2 "Training College", college being the key word "legally", they are considered still in full-time education. Phase 2 Professional Training can take on average, over a year and adding the Seasonal Training College leave periods, candidates are usually 18 on completion of Phase 2 Training.

The presentation covered a lot more than entry requirements, enlightening our students to exactly what a submariner role is. Although many of our students may not aspire to join the armed forces, there are a lot of skills that are transferable, either from industry to forces or forces to industry.

We always look forward to the Navy coming to the College and will be seeing more of them during 2016.

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