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Specialist Qualification - getting pinged

Discussion in 'General Royal Marines Joining Chit Chat' started by Atlas10, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Illustrious

    Illustrious Royal Marines Commando - Moderator

    May 13, 2008
    From a brief we had a short while ago, we have a total of around 5100 positions, with manning sitting around 4400.
  2. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

    Mar 22, 2009
    Catch 22 situation for the Corps at the moment. From my understanding, gained solely from this forum, as it wasn't around in my day, the standards for PRMC and then RT, were raised when manning was high and I believe, at one stage, the Corps was around 400 overborne.

    Having made statements to all and sundry that standards would not be lowered under any circumstances, they now find themselves in the position of more guys leaving than what there are joining.

    They'll no doubt announce another review and drop a Commando Unit! Problem solved!

  3. R

    R Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    The corp being overborne in the stats at the time was because ranks leaving, but still serving were included in the statistics as manned strength. Without any distinction between the groups.

    Retention and recruitment is a tri service problem, The mandatory changes to the pension scheme without an opt-out has definitely effected ranks wanting promotion, as their isnt the drive for a final salary pension.

    When companies are being disbanded to fill other companies, and reserves are being brought in to cover gaps in unit manning, things are not going well. This is a bandaid approach. I think the offer will need to be improved to attract more O/R talent or another deep biting recession.
  4. Rufio

    Rufio New Member

    Jan 30, 2019
    App Stage:
    Passed Medical
    I've had an absolute world of fun reading through this discussion. Been on the edge of my seat with the back and forth in defence of the Corp.

    Just a question, what's the average waiting time for say the SFC specialisation? It's what I wanted to go for after I pass out of RT. Any information would be amazing!
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