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Featured Feedback request - Cost of extra kit during training

Discussion in 'General Royal Marines Joining Chit Chat' started by Ninja_Stoker, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

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    Similarly, prior to joining the RN, I was an apprentice toolmaker and had to buy several hundred £'s worth of kit including micrometers, vernier callipers, assorted files, scrapers etc. Ironically, the company (Ford Motor Co) provided the kit you had to buy off them.

    My mate was a commercial diesel fitter and spent literally £1000's on toolkits & specialist tools.
     
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  2. arny01

    arny01 Ex Pongo.

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    Well well. Your early employer has been mine for the last 17 years! I take it you were in the Halewood plant?

    All kit should be provided by the service, and if it’s not fit for purpose, then there should be a system in place to highlight problem kit. Unfortunately that’s the real world!!
     
  3. westy

    westy Well-Known Member

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    When I was a scaffolder I had to buy my own tools, easily about £200!!
     
  4. Ninja_Stoker

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    Yip, that's the place - Jaguar now, owned I think by an Indian car manufacturing giant, Tata. 14000 employees back then, less than 6,000 now.
     
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