Where do RFA Cadets train?
You’ll begin your career at Britannia Royal Naval College, where you will train for 10 weeks before starting your three year course at a Maritime Coastguard Agency College where you could train to become a qualified officer.
How do I become an RFA officer?
- You’ll need to be aged 18, there’s no upper age limit.
- Requirements for an officer cadetship are 5 x GCSE’s with Mathematics, English Language and either Dual Science, Physics or Chemistry at Grade C / Grade 4 or above, with 2 further subjects at A*-C or 9-4 or the Scottish equivalent.
How long is an RFA apprenticeship?
“The whole process only took about two years, and I was getting paid at the same time.
Is there a fitness test for the RFA?
No fitness test and that, but you have to do a civilian medical (named ENG1). It’s like a Naval Pulleem with a couple of add-ons and it lasts for 2 years.
Is the RFA part of the Royal Navy?
The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) delivers worldwide logistic and operational support to Royal Navy military operations. They are the uniformed civilian branch of the Naval Service, staffed by UK merchant sailors.
Are the RFA armed?
Determined by their tasking, Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ships are armed with active weapon systems (AWS) for self-protection. Each ship is fit to receive Phalanx and 20mm or 30mm close range guns; with the exception of RFA TIDESPRING which is yet to be fitted for AWS. All RFA ships may also carry small arms.
What is the age limit for the RFA?
The RFA currently employs just under 2000 personnel and is therefore much smaller than the Royal Navy. However, with no upper age limit to joining, the opportunities the RFA can offer are different to those of the Armed Forces.
How long does it take to join the RFA?
A typical appointment length in the RFA is four months long, followed by 21 days paid leave for each month served on board to look forward to. Plenty of time to catch up with friends and family or go travelling!
How can I become a deck cadet?
What are the qualifications required to join as a deck cadets? Educational Qualification: For 10+2 Science students: from a recognized Board/University with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM), with not less than 65% marks in PCM aggregate.
What’s my level of entry to the RFA?
What’s my level of entry? As a Cadet Deck Officer in the in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA), you’ll gain all the skills you need to provide logistical and operational support to the Royal Navy. You’ll earn a salary while undertaking a world-class Comprehensive Training Programme that ends with qualification as a Third Officer.
How to become a third officer in the Royal Air Force?
On completion of cadetship, you may be offered full company service contract, in which case you will start your career as a Third Officer. Applicants must be British, Irish or Commonwealth citizens. However, a number of career paths have nationality restrictions.
Why join the Royal Navy as an RFA?
RFA personnel have all the benefits that come from being Ministry of Defence employed civil servants, while also being able to take advantage of the world-class facilities and training provided by the Royal Navy and leading professional and industry bodies such as the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).
Why RFA? RFA personnel have all the benefits that come from being Ministry of Defence employed civil servants, while also being able to take advantage of the world-class facilities and training provided by the Royal Navy and leading professional and industry bodies such as the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).