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Irish Naval Service Recruit Training

  • 29-07-2014 3:34pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4


    Well
    Like many others I just found out today that I've been accepted for enlistment in the Irish Navy starting next month. Was wondering if anyone is on here who was or is in the Navy that can advise on what the recruit training will be like on a day to day basis, just so I have an idea of what I'm in for. I'm pretty certain it'll be tough but the website doesn't give much specifics.

    Cheers


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 28 limk2014


    DeeMacA88 wrote: »
    Well
    Like many others I just found out today that I've been accepted for enlistment in the Irish Navy starting next month. Was wondering if anyone is on here who was or is in the Navy that can advise on what the recruit training will be like on a day to day basis, just so I have an idea of what I'm in for. I'm pretty certain it'll be tough but the website doesn't give much specifics.

    Cheers

    Fair play lad. Did you get a call or email? How long is it since you did the medical?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 DeeMacA88


    limk2014 wrote: »
    Fair play lad. Did you get a call or email? How long is it since you did the medical?

    Got an email this morning, I heard they only call if something turns up in your blood. I done it 3 weeks ago today. The 8th I think.


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


    Theres posts related to this if you search for them.

    Best of luck.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 DeeMacA88


    mikeym wrote: »
    Theres posts related to this if you search for them.

    Best of luck.

    Had a nosey but couldn't find any. I'll search again. Cheers


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


    DeeMacA88 wrote: »
    Had a nosey but couldn't find any. I'll search again. Cheers

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055911508&page=37


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10 CianPapazian


    Right my medical was the 22nd of July, so i thought that meant I was in the august class bracket, but now ive seen a few people already after getting accepted in the last week so now im thinking its either I havent been choosen or im in the October class list. Can anyone tell me do they know if all 40 recruits have been selected for the august class or is it a case that they only called a few people first and another few in the next few weeks?

    Cheers!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 DeeMacA88


    Right my medical was the 22nd of July, so i thought that meant I was in the august class bracket, but now ive seen a few people already after getting accepted in the last week so now im thinking its either I havent been choosen or im in the October class list. Can anyone tell me do they know if all 40 recruits have been selected for the august class or is it a case that they only called a few people first and another few in the next few weeks?

    Cheers!

    I'm sorry mate but I have no clue. I'm sure if you hadn't been accepted you would have heard something as I doubt it would just not contact you. How long were you told it would be until you would be informed at your medical? I was told 3 weeks and found our exactly three weeks later


  • Registered Users Posts: 10 CianPapazian


    I was only told id know if I passed the blood and urine test in a week? I had to go back again for another flood sample last Monday cause they said down to an administrative error they had to take another sample ... So I'm thinking I should know if I passed everything by next Tuesday latest? They also said they could give two weeks notice when I went to the curragh so I was thinking 2weeks from Monday is the start date so it kinda made sense, then I heard people had been accepted already so that made me doubt that possibility... :(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 812 ✭✭✭wildfowler94


    I was only told id know if I passed the blood and urine test in a week? I had to go back again for another flood sample last Monday cause they said down to an administrative error they had to take another sample ... So I'm thinking I should know if I passed everything by next Tuesday latest? They also said they could give two weeks notice when I went to the curragh so I was thinking 2weeks from Monday is the start date so it kinda made sense, then I heard people had been accepted already so that made me doubt that possibility... :(

    You're in for 7 months of cleaning , Pt, military skills and general hatdship


  • Registered Users Posts: 10 CianPapazian


    I was told it was the garda vetting that they're waiting on? but if thats the case how come some have been accepted already? any one have any idea?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,034 ✭✭✭✭It wasn't me!


    Because the vetting comes back as it's finished for each person, or more likely in blocks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10 CianPapazian


    do you think could you fail a vetting on a road traffic offence?


  • Registered Users Posts: 328 ✭✭mosii


    No offence to anyone on here,dont join if you could go anywhere else,sea life is very arduous ,and the majority of time you are on fisheries patrol,terms and conditions of contract are pretty poor to be honest,If you are a bad traveller,sea sickness is hell on earth,the west coast is one of the roughest in the world.Im sorry to burst your bubble,but this is the truth of 8 years experience of the INS.If I had my time back I would stay in education doing something that I would like,their is so many opportunities today,in education.If you do join,the best of luck for the future,:cool:


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


    do you think could you fail a vetting on a road traffic offence?

    Yup, I serve in the BA with an Irish bloke who was turned down from the PDF because of traffic offences.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10 CianPapazian


    Ah, a lad ino currently in the navy told me I would be fine that you'd only fail the vetting on assault or jail history something serious etc....


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 167 ✭✭Faith and Justice


    Imagine being stuck on a ship for four weeks straight. Working 12 hour days, sea sickness, little pay etc.

    It's not all that you think it is. Or how they advertise it.

    Two years attached to a ship is a long time.

    It's not a job for life anymore either.

    Seriously consider if you really want it, and if your in school then STAY THERE.

    I've seen people join before doing their leaving cert, and quitting soon after because it wasn't for them


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 167 ✭✭Faith and Justice


    Imagine being stuck on a ship for four weeks straight. Working 12 hour days, sea sickness, little pay etc.

    It's not all that you think it is. Or how they advertise it.

    Two years attached to a ship is a long time.

    It's not a job for life anymore either.

    Seriously consider if you really want it, and if your in school then STAY THERE.

    I've seen people join before doing their leaving cert, and quitting soon after because it wasn't for them


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