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The Royal Marines train thousands every year at their first-class facilities in Devon Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM) is based at Lympstone in Devon. It trains new recruits and reserves, as well as delivering specialist trade training and continuation training. The Royal Marines are the only armed force to train officers and other ranks in the same place, although they follow different courses. All Royal Marines return to Lympstone many times as they progress through their career. From the

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A Royal Navy rating’s initial training is physically and mentally challenging, with a focus on teamwork and individual development A Royal Navy rating’s career begins with 10 weeks of basic training at HMS Raleigh, During these action-packed and challenging 10 weeks, the teams complete targeted training, which enables them to develop the Royal Navy’s core values of commitment, courage, discipline, respect, integrity and loyalty. Ratings learn some basic skills, such as self discipline, teamwork and overcoming problems. In addition, they

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Training for a career as a Royal Navy officer, you will gain military and maritime skills as well as spending time at sea learning how warships operate All Royal Navy officers begin their career at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) in Dartmouth. They spend 30 training weeks here, with the course split into two distinct phases: militarisation and marinisation. You can be sure your mind and body will be put to the test. There will be academic studies and exams

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SAC Chloe Owen is an intelligence analyst currently serving on 3(F) Squadron at RAF Coningsby. She was among the winners at the 2020 RAF National Apprenticeship Awards   Why was the offer of an apprenticeship important to you when you joined the RAF? I only left education with GCSEs due to an indecisive mind on the career I wanted to pursue. When I found out that the trade I wanted to pursue in the RAF was offered as an apprenticeship,

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What does skiing in Austria have to do with being a HR specialist for the Adjutant General’s Corps?   With an Army apprenticeship, you can go anywhere. That’s why we were Rich’s first choice when he left university and decided to become a professional in business administration. Not only does he get to travel for work, he also has access to Adventurous Training opportunities, like learning to ski, scuba dive or parachute. “Not long after completing my apprenticeship, I was

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Harriet’s apprenticeship took her from engineering novice to trained vehicle mechanic   Are you craving a new adventure? Not sure what to do next? You’re not alone. When Harriet finished her studies, she realised she wanted to make a fresh start.  “I wanted to do something completely different—but I had no technical background at all.” That’s why, when you join the Army as an apprentice, we make sure you start gaining transferable skills from day one. You don’t need to

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Jaz is an air and ground steward with the RAF “I joined the RAF at 17, and by 21 I have been to over 20 countries, including Barbados, Canada, America, the Middle East, Cyprus, Africa and Jamaica. Outside of work, I have gained several qualifications, including an FA coaching qualification, which I use to coach football in the local community.” “Having achieved a level 3 cabin crew apprenticeship diploma, I have enhanced my education by enrolling in courses and gaining

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Steve is an air and space operations specialist (flight operations) for the RAF “I joined the RAF in May 2017 as an air and space operations specialist (flight operations) and currently work in the air traffic control tower at the RAF College at Cranwell. I work alongside the air operations controllers, with responsibilities including keeping track of all air systems flying in the visual circuit, while making sure that flight safety is being obeyed. I feel I make a huge

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Morag, an air and ground steward, is a natural fit for the RAF “I joined the Royal Air Force in 2015 after studying hotel and hospitality at a local college; I come from a military family so joining the RAF was a natural course of action for me.” “After the excitement of initial training, I moved to Worthy Down to complete my professional training. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the Catering Training Squadron and much to my delight I

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Steve specialises in cyberspace communications for the RAF “I joined the RAF as a cyberspace communication specialist because it seemed to be the most diverse trade—going from satellite communications, providing datalinks deployed across the world, to IT support for fixed systems.” “From initial training at RAF Halton and professional training at RAF Cosford, I was posted into the ground support systems team for the Typhoon aircraft. As I’ve become more experienced I’m often asked for my advice on different issues,

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