How long does the Royal Navy recruitment process take?
Typically, it takes about six months from applying to joining, though this depends on your circumstances and chosen role. It sounds like a long time, but down to the nature of being an officer, we rely on comprehensive testing to make sure you’re a good fit – and vice versa.
How do I prepare for the Royal Navy?
Before you can join you’ll have to pass the Royal Navy’s Pre-Joining Fitness Test, which involves completing a 2.4km run on a treadmill within a certain time, at a fitness centre near you. You’ll need to be in the best possible shape to have the greatest chance of passing, which will also help with basic training.
What is the Navy pre joining fitness test?
The PJFT is conducted on a treadmill, where you will be required to run 2.4km in a time specific to your gender and age group….Pre-joining Fitness Test (PJFT)
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How long is Royal Navy training?
Your Royal Navy career begins with 10 weeks’ basic training at HMS Raleigh, a shore base in Cornwall. The discipline, teamwork, organisational, firefighting and weapon handling skills you learn here will stay with you right through your career.
Do you get paid for basic training in the Royal Navy?
Regardless of your entry level and role, you’ll be paid a full monthly salary from the day you start your training. Once you’ve completed your training, your salary will reflect the role you’ve chosen.
Do you need GCSEs to join the Royal Navy?
Qualifications. Certain Officer roles require you to have specific vocational degrees, however the minimum academic standard for entry as a Royal Navy Officer is 5 GCSEs A-C (9-4) which must include English language and mathematics at grade B/6 or above, and 96 UCAS points gained from A Levels or accepted equivalents.
Can you fail Royal Navy basic training?
If recruits fail to meet the required standards at any stage, they will be given another chance to try again but if there are repeated failures then ultimately the decision rests with the Commanding Officer as to whether a recruit will have to leave and is allowed to come back and try again.
Is the Navy basic training hard?
The first three weeks of Navy Boot Camp are clearly the toughest (physically, and stressfully). Get through the first three weeks, and you’ll almost assuredly graduate. As with Army and Air Force Basic Training, during the first couple of weeks, you’ll find that no one can seem to do anything right.
What is the pre-Royal Navy course?
The Pre-Royal Navy Course (PRNC) is a four-day course that all Rating candidates must attend before Basic Training. Once you have been given an entry date (or in some cases waiting for one), you will be invited to attend the PRNC.
How do I get Fit to join the Royal Navy?
‘Get fit to join’ is here to help you get ready for each stage. You can navigate through the process, see exactly what you are required to pass, and find out how you can give yourself an edge. The Pre-Royal Navy Course (PRNC) is a four-day course that all Rating candidates must attend before Basic Training.
What are the stages of the Royal Navy Pre-joining fitness test?
Stage 1. Pre-joining Fitness Test (PJFT) Stage 2. Pre-Royal Navy Course (PRNC) Stage 3. Basic Training So, you’ve decided to join the Royal Navy as a Rating, but before you can start your training, we need to conduct a number of physical assessments.
How does Royal Navy basic fitness training work?
There are three stages of Royal Navy Basic Fitness Training that you need to come through to start working in the Royal Navy in your selected profession: Each stage has its own assessments, which will take you to the required fitness levels during your Initial Navy Training.