Degree and Officer Training???

Creasey23

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Hi,

I am currently finishing my university degree in sport psychology. I have been into the careers office and arranged a PJFT date. When talking to advisor about commando training, he mentioned that RM 'officer' training would take 16 months... I had 9 months in mind.

Am I to do officer training as I have a degree? What is the story with the added 7 months of training?

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Creasey
 
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If you have a degree, you don't have to be an Officer - some choose to, some don't, it's a matter of personal choice :)

And Officers do 64 weeks of training as opposed to the standard 32 weeks for other ranks - all part of the prep for leading! :)
 

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The standard answer tends to be... Don't start a new thread, especially looking for information that is easily available on the marines website.
 

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Hi,

I am currently finishing my university degree in sport psychology. I have been into the careers office and arranged a PJFT date. When talking to advisor about commando training, he mentioned that RM 'officer' training would take 16 months... I had 9 months in mind.

Am I to do officer training as I have a degree? What is the story with the added 7 months of training?

Thanks,
Creasey
The Pre Joining Fitness Test (PJFT) is taken after passing the Recruiting Test, eye test and Medical Examination.

There is often the presumption that because an individual may meet the academic eligibility criteria for Officer, that they should apply for Officer however there are more graduates joining as Other Ranks than Officer annually.

The choice is down to the individual and candidates are always advised to "aim high" but have fall-back options. Most viable Officer applicants would usually be vaguely aware of what an Officer does in relation to Other Rank, have good leadership experience and potential and not be afraid to take the initiative to further investigate career options outwardly available.

Life as an Officer: http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/Careers/Royal-Marines/Life-in-the-Royal-Marines/Life-as-an-Officer

RM Officer Training, Phase One & Two:
http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/Careers...d-Education/RM-Officer-Training-Phase-1-CTCRM

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/Careers...d-Education/RM-Officer-Training-Phase-2-CTCRM

Life as an Other Rank: http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/Careers/Royal-Marines/Life-in-the-Royal-Marines/Life-as-a-Commando

RM Other Rank Training: http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/Careers...-Education/RM-Commando-Training-Phase-1-CTCRM

Good luck.
 
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