Virtual Royal Naval Reserve Experience - Portsmouth and Plymouth Units

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Friends, experiences, skills – discover a part-time career like no other. Secure a FREE ticket today.

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What’s this event about?

Discover a truly extraordinary part-time career. Learn about the challenges, opportunities, and rewards on offer in the Royal Naval Reserve, as we sit down (virtually) with those currently serving to discuss their favourite aspects of being a Reserve: from keeping fit to making new friends, developing skills to gaining qualifications, and of course, the chance to travel the world. Tune in from the comfort of your sofa on Wednesday 2nd June at 18:30 to find out from the teams at HMS King Alfred and HMS Vivid, how you could go beyond the 9-5. Don’t do the everyday, every day.

As this is a FREE event and there are limited spaces available, don’t delay, book your FREE ticket today!

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Here’s a handful of topics that will be covered at the event

- What to expect at every step of the joining process

- How to balance the 9-5 with your new part-time career

- The roles and branches available, including warfare, medical, and engineering

- Unique challenges and experiences you can only get in the Royal Naval Reserve

- Development opportunities from the day you join and throughout your service

How do I attend?

First, secure a FREE ticket from Eventbrite. Second, open the email containing the event access link, which you will receive 60 minutes before the event. And finally, click the link at 18:30 (BST). It’s that simple.

The event access link will be sent to the email address used to register for a ticket on Eventbrite, so be sure to use an email address you personally have access to. We recommend using a laptop or desktop computer, instead of a tablet or smartphone, for the optimal experience.

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Do I need to have my webcam on?

No. You don’t need a webcam or microphone. However, if you would like to speak to a member of the team during the event, you can use our text-based live chat to talk to a Royal Naval Reserve Recruiter who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Worried about committing?

This is a FREE online event to educate those interested in a career in the Royal Naval Reserve. There is no pressure or obligation to apply after the event.

Is the virtual event COVID-19 safe?

All the COVID-19 Government guidelines that were in place at the time of filming were followed by personnel and crew.

What does a career in the Royal Naval Reserve offer?

- Meet like-minded people from all walks of life

- Gain career-related qualifications up to a Masters degree/level

- Develop transferable skills, such as confidence, leadership and teamwork

- Take part in Adventurous Training (AT) that allows you to go on sailing expedition and ski trips

- Travel the world, and so much more!

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What’s the eligibility to join the Royal Naval Reserve?

- Aged between 16-42 for a rating role, and 17-42 for an officer role (upper age limit depends on the service and your chosen specialisation)

- Aged between 16-56 as an ex-regular rating and 20-56 as an ex-regular officer

- British, Irish, Commonwealth or dual citizenship

Looking for more information?

You can find out more about the Royal Naval Reserve by visiting the website, liking our Facebook page, or subscribing to our YouTube channel.

Consent and Privacy

If you are registering to attend the Virtual Royal Naval Experience, we would like to keep you informed of all our career opportunities in the Royal Naval Reserve with the data you’ve provided, as well as using your personal data for statistical purposes. We are committed to doing all that we can to keep your data secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place technical and organisational procedures to secure the data we collect about you – for example using varying levels of encryption. We also make sure that any third parties that we deal with have an obligation to keep all personal data they process on our behalf secure. Please note, that you can opt-out at any time. For full details on how we use and store your personal data please view the MOD Privacy Notice.

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The official event stream link will only be distributed via Eventbrite to ticketholders, therefore any third-party links shared on social media should not be trusted. As this a FREE event, we will never ask you to provide any card details when registering for a ticket.

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