Career Change

"G"-1985

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New to forum 1st post, hi to everyone. Just starting the process currently working as a Civil Engineer however, career I've wanted has always been as a Royal Marine & I'm now finally in a position to pursue it. Any advice would be welcome from the threads I've read this is the place to be for advice & get questions answered. Cheers
 

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Hello G. Welcome to the forum.

I am in a similar position. I am an electrical engineer (HNC, no degree) and I am hoping to apply as an officer.

I obviously can't offer you much, if any, advice but I thought due to us being in the same boat, we could possibly share what knowledge we do possess?

For instance, I am having to study for an A-level (probably pure maths or french) to meet the educational requirements. Do you or did you have similar issues?

I was also wondering how you were going to cope with what is for me and I assume will be for you a dramatic reduction in pay?

Thanks in advance

Henry Young
 

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Hi Henry

In response to your post there are no further requirements on my part, I'm sure you will pick up the further credits needed no problem mate seeing as you have studied in the past. Really good qualifications you have already, why the change? Are u applying as a potential officer for sure ?

After a long chat I've decided I'm not joining as a officer really want to progress through the ranks and experience all that there is to experience before specialising. As for the financial situation it's not something I'd thought about until now Im focused on being a Royal Marine the money is not an issue be nice to earn more but it's not the reason I'm pursuing this career. " hope my girl don't read this
haha"

Good luck on your recruitment process and get that Green Lid.
 

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Yes, definately applying as a potential officer. I'm in a partially supervisory role in work at the moment and have found it's something i'm quite comfortable and competent with.

As for the reason for a career change, I wanted to join the Royals when I left school, but was persuaded otherwise by my now ex-girlfriend. I enjoy electrics/engineering, but I just don't feel fulfilled in the job.
 
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