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New Naval Service Technical Jobs

  • 12-09-2013 6:43pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 109 ✭✭


    If anyone is interested in an exciting employment opportunity the Naval Service is looking for Engine Room Artificers.

    If you are a level 6 tradesman (fitter/mechanic/maintenance fitter) or a level 7 marine engineer/mechanical engineer or EOOW qualified this would be an amazing chance at a new career.

    The successful candidates would be taken in as acting leading hands (junior NCOs) and after less than 1 years training would be full Leading Hands, less than two years later they would be Petty Officers (Sergeants) it takes nearly 7 years to get to Petty Officer if you start as an apprentice, so you would be bypassing years of training due to your qualifications.

    If you would like to know anything more about what an ERA in the Naval Service is or what the job entails please ask me here and I'll be delighted to tell you.

    If you know anyone qualified like above tell them about this chance it's an unreal opportunity to get straight into a Naval Service Career.

    Most PO/ERAs in the service are dual if not triple qualified engineers as well as been at the heart of the engineering branch and while afloat are integral in the firefighting, damage control, armed boarding teams.

    The training is second too none and the opportunities for technical training and professional advancement are huge.

    And average PO/ ERA can expect to be after a few years service a level 6 tradesman, level 7 EOOW qualified with a level 7 ordinary degree in leadership and management.

    As well as about €600.00 a week take home which is decent wage, you can earn an extra €140-160 a week patrol duty allowance when you are attached to a ship.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 109 ✭✭Brian Clowen


    Just a link for anyone interested:

    http://www.military.ie/careers/


  • Registered Users Posts: 109 ✭✭Brian Clowen


    New advert for this exciting career!


  • Registered Users Posts: 109 ✭✭Brian Clowen


    There has been a great interest in these positions and it might be possible that 10 new artificers may be selected.

    Don't miss this opportunity to start a new career in the Irish Naval Service.

    PM myself if you would like any behind the scenes info. or interview advice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 motormouse


    Life is not that good as an Engine Room Artificer in the Irish Navy why do you think so many have left! And now they are looking for more outside people!Because they dropped the ball big time on getting their own people trained up over the years.The one thing you will be guaranteed is a LOT of time at sea.It will be very difficult to plan your life as an Engine Room Artificer."It might be possible that they take 10 people" what they need is 30!! read the examiner article from Saturday last week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,984 ✭✭✭mikeym


    motormouse wrote: »
    Life is not that good as an Engine Room Artificer in the Irish Navy why do you think so many have left! And now they are looking for more outside people!Because they dropped the ball big time on getting their own people trained up over the years.The one thing you will be guaranteed is a LOT of time at sea.It will be very difficult to plan your life as an Engine Room Artificer."It might be possible that they take 10 people" what they need is 30!! read the examiner article from Saturday last week.

    A lot of PO/ERAs have retired or quit because they feel disillusioned or shafted by reliefs during their base time.

    PO's shouldnt be getting shafted.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,049 ✭✭✭discus


    mikeym wrote: »
    A lot of PO/ERAs have retired or quit because they feel disillusioned or shafted by reliefs during their base time.

    PO's shouldnt be getting shafted.

    What does that mean, getting shafted by reliefs?


  • Registered Users Posts: 109 ✭✭Brian Clowen


    motormouse wrote: »
    Life is not that good as an Engine Room Artificer in the Irish Navy why do you think so many have left! And now they are looking for more outside people!Because they dropped the ball big time on getting their own people trained up over the years.The one thing you will be guaranteed is a LOT of time at sea.It will be very difficult to plan your life as an Engine Room Artificer."It might be possible that they take 10 people" what they need is 30!! read the examiner article from Saturday last week.
    mikeym wrote: »
    A lot of PO/ERAs have retired or quit because they feel disillusioned or shafted by reliefs during their base time.

    PO's shouldnt be getting shafted.

    Hi Motormouse, MikeyM:

    The problem with ERAs has always been numbers; that is a Dept. of Finance problem not a Naval Service issue the Naval Service has never stopped calling for more ERAs, nobody was listening it seems.

    As you are both in the know Naval Service wise, then you will realize that due to CS4 their can be no more than 60 PO/ERAs with a new class of 10 or more the numbers problem disappears.

    For the first time in years the quota of ERAs will be full, if all the slots are filled then the sea shore rotation is fixed.

    Also it is not fully true to say that disillusionment and been shafted caused ERAs to leave.

    Some did without doubt you but not all.

    A lot of CPOs left because they had brilliant pensions that they where starting to be made too pay for.

    That caused a lot of PO/ERAs to be promoted in one swoop.

    The new promotion competition caused a few more to leave because they did not place high enough in the competition to get promoted.

    The numbers have always been the problem and will always be the problem.

    The Naval Service goes to sea, it’s a big give away I know.

    If the sea shore rotation gets sorted and the current level headed approach to sea going relief’s continues then two years out and two years in becomes much more pleasant working environment.

    How can we fix the numbers if we cannot encourage people to join the service?
    Do you think that your posts will help the service attract people?


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