Career Progression

Tom_tom

Member
Joined
Nov 5, 2008
Posts
20
Reaction score
0
Hello everyone. I've been a visitor to the forum for some time now and have now finally registered.
I think the site is a great place for all like minded peeps who on the road to becoming a Bootneck, as well all those who've passed out, ex Marines and family members. After all their the ones with the experience.

I have a question about career specialisations.
I want to join the Fleet Protection group and get into FSRT. Does anyone know if you get to choose which unit you go to after RM training?

Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks from Tomtom
 

PaddyTheManc

Valuable Contributor
Joined
Nov 1, 2008
Posts
162
Reaction score
0
Hello everyone. I've been a visitor to the forum for some time now and have now finally registered.
I think the site is a great place for all like minded peeps who on the road to becoming a Bootneck, as well all those who've passed out, ex Marines and family members. After all their the ones with the experience.

I have a question about career specialisations.
I want to join the Fleet Protection group and get into FSRT. Does anyone know if you get to choose which unit you go to after RM training?

Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks from Tomtom

You get to make a first ssecond and third choice, if you can be accomadated in 1 you'll get your first choice if not second then third failing that.

If you win the kings badge you get to choose.
 

maophia

Valuable Contributor
Joined
Oct 14, 2008
Posts
429
Reaction score
10
Now about this Kingsbadge? I have heard some stuff about getting an invite for the SBS and also being offered Corps commission, what does it actually entail?
 

Tom_tom

Member
Joined
Nov 5, 2008
Posts
20
Reaction score
0
Thanks for that. Very helpful stuff!
Always best to strive for the Kings Badge then!
 

Tom_tom

Member
Joined
Nov 5, 2008
Posts
20
Reaction score
0
Kinsbadge

Sounds like pie in the sky to me.
More likely that you get to specialise in a trade straight away, if you show exceptional standards overall or in certain areas.
 

Boataimer

Royal Marines Commando
Joined
Apr 18, 2008
Posts
245
Reaction score
2
regarding fpg, the fella that handled my application at my careers office is a royal based at fpgrm. I was picking his brain about it as its something that interests me aswell. He said the best thing to do on passing out is pick one of the 3 fighting units (40,42,45) and get a tour and some experience under your belt. he than said that if you were to go upto fpgrm with some experience there is lot of oppotunities such as fsrt and also sfsg.

go up there straight away and you are likely to get the bad stuff, garding subs and *text deleted**text deleted*. Hope this helps
 

PaddyTheManc

Valuable Contributor
Joined
Nov 1, 2008
Posts
162
Reaction score
0
Getting the kings badge does not mean you can specialize straight away tho when you come to choosing a specialisation (after 2 years service), you get an invite to the spec forces selection and you get pretty much first choice on what to specialize in.
 

Tom_tom

Member
Joined
Nov 5, 2008
Posts
20
Reaction score
0
Thanks Grimsey, thats really helpful stuff. Whats SFSG?

Good luck on the 8th for RT.
 

Ninja_Stoker

Admin
Joined
Jul 10, 2007
Posts
35,501
Reaction score
17,980
Grimesy is spot on with regard getting an operational tour under your belt with 42 or 45 ideally before joining FPGRM. You need to be aware that everyone in FPG will spend time "behind the wire" before FSRT or undergoing selection for SF support group.

You need to be realistic with regard support group - they are likely to be taking on the less attractive, mundane & labour intensive aspects of SF operations. It's not "all action.hero" stuff.

Kingsbadgemen are few and far between. If there isn't a worthy recipient, then it simply doesn't happen. You need to be a Diamond before even being in contention. You are more likely to get the unit you want, but not necessarily the SQ or TQ you would like later on.

Incidentally, approximately 30% of Recruits go straight from training to deploy operationally. Once you complete training, that's it you're good to go if over 18.
 

Boataimer

Royal Marines Commando
Joined
Apr 18, 2008
Posts
245
Reaction score
2
Thanks Grimsey, thats really helpful stuff. Whats SFSG?

Good luck on the 8th for RT.


thanks fella and good luck to yourself in becoming a royal.

ninjas the man with the answers as always.:smile:
 
Top