RMR Trained Ranks wishing to transfer to regular service

Discussion in 'RMR Section and RMR Selection' started by Ninja_Stoker, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Careers Adviser

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    The RM Branch Manager will now consider RMR Trained Ranks wishing to transfer to the regular service as RM(GS).

    All applicants are advised that re-entry/transfer into RM(GS) is at the discretion of RM Branch management based on Service requirement.

    The specific terms, conditions & training requirement will be advised by the RM Branch Manager upon receipt of the request to transfer on a case by case basis.
     
  2. blacky

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    @Ninja_Stoker
    Could of questions

    What does GS mean?

    Does this mean they no longer go day 1 week 1?
     
  3. ThreadpigeonsAlpha

    ThreadpigeonsAlpha Royal Marines Commando

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    General Service.

    And no, I think this is aimed at previous Regular attained ranks who join RMR.
     
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  4. Ninja_Stoker

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    Don't think there's been a change of policy in this area, as stated by @ThreadpigeonsAlpha but it's certainly worth submitting an enquiry to transfer as a trained RMR Other Rank because it used to be a level transfer.
     
  5. arny01

    arny01 Ex Pongo.

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    There used to be a TA scheme called "S Type" where by TAs could seamlessly transfer into their parent unit. At the time we were desperately in need of men. We got 3 lads, and it took a very long time to get them up to speed. I suppose from a cost perspective tho it's a really really cheap way of boosting manning?
     
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  6. wellmemedmyboy

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    AR is quite professional nowadays, maybe can work well?
     
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  7. westy

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    I know of a lad they went from AR to regs but he had already done two operational tours of Afghanistan so I imagine he was quite clued up
     
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  8. Ninja_Stoker

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    Yep, not too long back I know of RMR trained ranks who had current operational experience likewise but they still had to undertake regular RM Recruit Training if they wished to join the regular service, full time.

    As @arny01 observes, it's a case of supply and demand. According to the latest stats available in the public domain (Apr 2017), the Corps is 240 above it's trained strength manning level but what the stats don't tell us, are in what areas (specialisations and ranks) the surplus exists: https://www.gov.uk/government/stati...l-marines-quarterly-pocket-brief-2017#history

    As stated, the best way to find out is apply and see what's on offer, there's no obligation to accept the offer.
     
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  9. arny01

    arny01 Ex Pongo.

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    Indeed, the only operational requirements in my day were NI and NI. I suppose this allowed ranks from the TA time to acclimatise? who in fairness had ok skills and drills, but really lacked in the phys standards of the regs. This is quite easy to remedy tho.

    As an aside, I was having a gentle stroll on Pen y Fan a few months ago, and noted a bloke with a dog(husky) and a Bergen rapidly climbing the slopes. I seen him on the way back having a rest.

    He was a RMR Marine from the local area, who had just completed the "Fan Dance" In 2 and a half hours, with 55lbs plus food and water. Very very impressive, and highlighted to me how professional the RMR are!
     
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