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Would it be possible for a royal marine recruit to transfer service to say the Royal Navy or RAF or would they have to leave and then apply all over again to that branch.
If you are able to what would the process be?
 

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Why is this a question ?? - either you want to join the RM, or simply join the other service to start with
 

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Thinking of my specialist job down the line and I would really like to do a pti course and I’ve heard it’s few and far between in the Corps and you can do a direct entry pti course in the RAF and RN
 

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The PTI branch has often struggled for numbers over the last few years - so I do not know where you got it,s few and far from ???. As for the RN route, this is very heavily subscribed and the wait is nearly 2 years and likely to get turned off, but you have not even got halfway - if it,s honestly not for you get you chit in, or if just wavering doubt, get you head down and crack on. If the only route you want is PTI for the RAF and their extreme Phys requirements that best of luck to you but this is surely something you considered before joining the RM.!
 

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What is it that made you want to join RM? Do you want to be part of a frontline unit?
 

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Generally a RM Recruit can transfer to the RMR, if recommended. An in-service transfer to RN phase one training would usually only be feasible into a shortage category branch such as submariner.

In short, if you now wish to be a PTI regardless of which arm of the service, then it is probably 'quicker' to leave and re-apply. But, as alluded above, it is unlikely to be a quick fix.
 

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Would it be possible for a royal marine recruit to transfer service to say the Royal Navy or RAF or would they have to leave and then apply all over again to that branch.
If you are able to what would the process be?
why didnt you consider this before joining? You need to be 110% commited and know what the job entails.
 

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why didnt you consider this before joining? You need to be 110% commited and know what the job entails.
As above, life ain’t so simple, any number of reasons. Welfare, job, interests, career aspirations, and you never know, maybe he just doesn’t like the job.
Do you know 110% what the job entails?

Let’s just see how you feel after a few sessions on bottom field and some wet and dry ;)
 

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why didnt you consider this before joining? You need to be 110% commited and know what the job entails.

If pusser had a pound for every lad who started training 110% comitted and still quit, we'd have about 7 aircraft carriers in the fleet.

Try not to judge people too much on things you havent yet experienced lad.
 

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Thinking of my specialist job down the line and I would really like to do a pti course and I’ve heard it’s few and far between in the Corps and you can do a direct entry pti course in the RAF and RN
As far as im aware you can specialize as a PTI in the royal Marines, someone feel free to correct me if im wrong, my personal opinion would be stick at the marines if your already there and attempt to specialize as the PTI in the corps, would be a massive waste of effort to leave for something like that when its achieveable in the corps.
 

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As far as im aware you can specialize as a PTI in the royal Marines, someone feel free to correct me if im wrong, my personal opinion would be stick at the marines if your already there and attempt to specialize as the PTI in the corps, would be a massive waste of effort to leave for something like that when its achieveable in the corps.
It’s available in the corps, at Cpl level, but it’s a ninja course to pass. It’s not a free ride, it’s graft.

Ive known a couple of lads to transfer to other branch’s to do roles available in the Corps, it’s personal preference and career aspirations.
 

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And no offence to raf or army/navy PTIs but it is in no way the same as being a RM PTI. Different breed of blokes.
 

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Ninja, think that was a Commando999 speedmarch, it made you dig out a bit harder when they gave you some vocal encouragement.
 

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You may be able to transfer to the navy with out much issue. however it may require you to leave as the navy only start their basic training before your specialisation training is about to start.
The RAF you will have to leave and go through their process but again they only recruit when the have courses coming up so there might be quite a wait. In short you may be waiting a while.
 
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