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NAVY NEWS, MARCH 2010 39
New NZ
From ship
Fit folk
Want to help people get in the
best shape of their lives? Join
THE Royal New Zealand Navy
British Military Fitness and make
is responsible for the maritime
to ship
it happen...
defence of New Zealand and its
British Military Fitness,
interests.
otherwise known as BMF, not
Its vision is “to be the best
With Government funding support
only gets people in shape but also
small-nation Navy in the world”,
wakes up their minds, gets them Enrolling now for OCR
reflecting the unique nature of
out in the fresh air and into a
New Zealand’s business upon the
COULD you use the skills you have acquired in the Royal Navy in a
Text Processing Diploma (L3)

oceans.
challenging second career with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA)?
setting where they will inevitably
We are currently recruiting for the following specialisations:
meet new people.
The Navy is based at Devonport,
(Secretarial & IT Skills)
The success of BMF is down
■ Systems Engineer Officers
Auckland, where the shore
Offer applies SE England only.
As a Systems Engineer Officer it’ll be your job to keep everything
to the professionalism of its
establishment HMNZS Philomel
running smoothly everywhere from the bridge to the engine room,
armed forces instructors.
Limited Availability – Apply NOW
is responsible for administration,
looking after navigation, communications and propulsion systems.
Every BMF class is run by
supply and training support to the
Winchester Learning Centre (01962) 842266
You could be working in any part of the ship repairing faults and
serving or former members of the
sea-going ships.
maintaining equipment to the highest standard and keeping equipment
Armed Forces with recognised Eastleigh Learning Centre (02380) 013253
The Navy’s routine operations
such as sonar, guns and rocket launchers operational. With a minimum
fitness qualifications.
stretch across the South Pacific
of a Higher National Certificate in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Our instructors then undergo
PITMAN Centre (Brighton) (01273) 220229
and South East Asian regions,
or Electronic & Communications Engineering, in addition to relevant
further training in order to run
but its roles in international
Royal Navy experience, you could become one of our Systems Engineer
the sessions and make them
peacekeeping and regional security
officers.
challenging, safe and enjoyable.
also mean that ships and naval
Royal Navy ratings with relevant experience will need to pass the
“Many ex-Forces personnel
personnel have served further
Admiralty Interview Board (AIB) and attend short courses at Britannia
have found the actual transition
LEAVING THE FULL-TIME
afield.
Royal Naval College (BRNC) and HMS Sultan.
between military and civilian life
The Navy of today is an
very difficult to get their head ROYAL NAVY?
■ Medical Technicians
innovative and dynamic
As a Medical Technician in the RFA you will be responsible for
round,” said BMF’s Nigel Ilsley,
organisation that makes a
the provision of all aspects of emergency, primary and occupational
“Everyday things which civilians
significant contribution, both in
healthcare on board RFA ships at sea across the world.
have been dealing with since they
New Zealand and overseas.
You will be used to working alone and unsupervised. You would
left home.
This maritime capability is
ideally be an ex-RN Medical branch senior rate and should hold in-date
“What BMF does is allow
delivered through its ships and its
Advanced Life Support, Defibrillation, pre-Hospital Care and First Aid
the ex-Forces person to have a
people and the right people are
Instructor qualifications.
military connection but still have
the most important element of
For further information call 08456 04 05 20 or visit rfa.mod.uk
a civilian career.
this capability. “Many civvies do not
Everyone has the opportunity to
contribute to making the NZ Navy
a world-class organisation and the
Get your places quick
understand the military sense
of humour, this is one way in
which you can still keep hold of
culture encourages people to use your military links but not all the
their skills to ‘make a difference’. With Government funding for Commenting on this Skills time!”
The Navy is expanding to become training coming under pressure at Accounts opportunity, Martin If you think you can motivate
a more responsive and versatile present and an increasing number Ladd who is leading the project BMF members through the one-
organisation. To help achieve this of people needing help to get new told Navy News: “We only have hour class providing them with
THEN JOIN THE ROYAL NAVY RESERVES
it is increasing its recruiting pool skills for new jobs, the Pitman funds for about 20 learners in the paired exercises, circuits, running
AND GET MORE FROM LIFE
to include candidates with current Training Centres in Winchester, south-east region remaining for and team games then BMF has
or previous service in the Royal Eastleigh and Brighton, operating this year and those living or work- found the perfect solution for
The Royal Navy Reserves can offer a whole range
Navy in UK. the Government-funded scheme ing in that area and interested in you.
There are vacancies across a Skills Accounts told Navy News the challenge need to contact us BMF is no ‘boot camp’ either.
of opportunities from travel to gaining new
variety of branches, especially that they only have limited places without delay. It fosters an atmosphere of
qualifications - all while getting paid!
the Marine Engineering, remaining on this funded project. “Starting in March, learners can encouragement so that people
Hydrographic, Communications, The project offers the chance expect to achieve their diplomas within the group achieve the best.
and Diving. for people to gain a full Level 3 by the summer or early autumn BMF classes offer a refreshing
To find out more contact:
If you are interested in joining qualification and, at Pitman train- depending on their availability for change from exercising alone or
T: 08456 07 55 55
the RNZN then go to the website ing centres, the Text Processing training. in an indoor gym environment.
www.navy.mil.nz/join-us/uk or Diploma at Level 3 is on offer “This is a qualification in great For more information, visit
OR VISIT ROYALNAVY.MOD.UK/RNR
10945
give them a bell on +649 445 right now to those over 18 seeking demand by employers and reflects www.britmilfit.com or call 0207
5071.
secretarial skills. PA Level skills once achieved.” 751 9742.
ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY:
SUPPORTING BRITISH FORCES
AROUND THE WORLD
“The Royal Fleet Auxiliary covers the
world and delivers a real difference,
and you know what? In this job I
think I can too.”
RFA Officer
The RFA keeps the Royal Navy in everything from
ammunition to breakfast cereal, 365 days a year.
You could be part of our worldwide, professional
team. A civilian service, made up of some 2000
ratings and officers trained to Merchant Navy
standards, an RFA career will open your eyes to
the world.
£3,072 RFA ALLOWANCE PER YEAR*
COMPETITIVE SALARY
EXCELLENT HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENT
WORLDWIDE TRAVEL
*Taxable allowance
Join the Royal Fleet Auxiliary
visit rfa.mod.uk
or call 08456 04 05 20
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