What are the best jobs in the Royal Marines?

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Probably worth stating the RMR no longer routinely specialise. There will be those within the RMR who had previously specialised as either a regular or reservist but my understanding is the choice is now General Duties or SBS(R).

The only likely way a RMR trained rank would undertake other specialisations is through a Full Time Reserve Service contract of sufficient length to enable a regular service course tobe undertaken whilst serving with a regular unit.
 

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Probably worth stating the RMR no longer routinely specialise. There will be those within the RMR who had previously specialised as either a regular or reservist but my understanding is the choice is now General Duties or SBS(R).

The only likely way a RMR trained rank would undertake other specialisations is through a Full Time Reserve Service contract of sufficient length to enable a regular service course tobe undertaken whilst serving with a regular unit.
You have been on the forum for a long time and your definitely the most knowledgeable on here. Are you retired or are you still serving?
 

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You have been on the forum for a long time and your definitely the most knowledgeable on here. Are you retired or are you still serving?
Firstly, my SF buddies have just been deployed to stalk @sharpe for "dissing" me :D :D

Seriously though, not a Bootneck (as the username implies), served 22 years regular Royal Navy service, then became an RN/RM recruiter in 2003. My 40th "Nautical Birthday" is next month. So yes, very old, but still serving in uniform full time. ;)

This forum founded by @GreyWing, kicked off in 2007 and I joined it about three or four months after launch.

Left mainstream recruiting in 2018 to take up a job working under RN Media Communications and Engagement, but am still officially a Careers Adviser according to my job spec. To be honest, there's been so many changes this last year, that everything I state carries the caveat that it should be checked with your careers adviser or local unit.
 

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Firstly, my SF buddies have just been deployed to stalk @sharpe for "dissing" me :D :D

Seriously though, not a Bootneck (as the username implies), served 22 years regular Royal Navy service, then became an RN/RM recruiter in 2003. My 40th "Nautical Birthday" is next month. So yes, very old, but still serving in uniform full time. ;)

This forum founded by @GreyWing, kicked off in 2007 and I joined it about three or four months after launch.

Left mainstream recruiting in 2018 to take up a job working under RN Media Communications and Engagement, but am still officially a Careers Adviser according to my job spec. To be honest, there's been so many changes this last year, that everything I state carries the caveat that it should be checked with your careers adviser or local unit.
Sorry to step on your toes. There are a few specialisations for the reserves but it depends where you are based. You can become a pti, heavy weapons and landing craft but that's about it.
 

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Sorry to step on your toes. There are a few specialisations for the reserves but it depends where you are based. You can become a pti, heavy weapons and landing craft but that's about it.
Not at all, cheers for the heads up.

Just had a flurry of phone messages about this to seek clarification.

My local unit (RMR Merseyside) are now predominently GD, but PTI is possible, if selected. Also Skill at Arms Instructors & Range quals, if required by the unit.

Bristol & London still do 'some' LC & Scotland, likewise AE.

Difficult to tell what falls out from FCF requirements of the RMR, but the general consensus it it could well revert to GD across the board unless a specific SQ is actually needed by a specific unit.
 

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Not at all, cheers for the heads up.

Just had a flurry of phone messages about this to seek clarification.

My local unit (RMR Merseyside) are now predominently GD, but PTI is possible, if selected. Also Skill at Arms Instructors & Range quals, if required by the unit.

Bristol & London still do 'some' LC & Scotland, likewise AE.

Difficult to tell what falls out from FCF requirements of the RMR, but the general consensus it it could well revert to GD across the board unless a specific SQ is actually needed by a specific unit.
It doesn’t help that it’s hard for RMR to organise Continuation training to keep lads up to date.
There’s a chance for some lads with potential to reach out of the GD RMR role, but depends on unit manning and what they need, PTI for example.

Scotland is still mostly AEs though, although I can’t remember when they last had any continuity training.

I’m not sure how it will work with FCF either, perhaps moving to GD for RMR would work better.
 
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