Recruiting for Recruit Instructors

Published on LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Location(s): HMAS Cerberus, VIC

Topic(s): Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus

Recruit Instructor, Leading Seaman Kristy Clark (left) and Command Warrant Officer- Recruit School, Warrant Officer Peter Leech discuss the range of positions available at Recruit School during a presentation in the R1 Theatrette at Russell Offices, ACT. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)
Recruit Instructor, Leading Seaman Kristy Clark (left) and Command Warrant Officer- Recruit School, Warrant Officer Peter Leech discuss the range of positions available at Recruit School during a presentation in the R1 Theatrette at Russell Offices, ACT.

The call for a select group of sailors and officers has gone out across Navy during a Recruit School tour to draft new instructors.

Well known as ‘the cradle of the Navy’, Recruit School is located in HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. Staff from the school including Command Warrant Officer, Peter Leech conducted a tour of key Navy establishments and workplaces recently to promote the career and individual benefits of being posted to a role as an instructor or support staff member.

“You are able to influence new sailors in a positive way and take pride in their achievements during the training,” he said.

Recruit Instructor, Leading Seaman Kristy Clark spoke to attendees during the tour. She said her time at Cerberus has been a highlight of 10 years in the Navy and one that greatly benefited her by enhancing divisional, administration and leadership skills. 

“Working in such a positive and collaborative environment is very motivational.” 

The Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus prides itself on attracting Navy’s finest – members who are not only physically capable, but who can lead by example on and off duty. The school’s mission is not simply to induct men and women into the Royal Australian Navy but also to push them to think for themselves, work as a team and gain the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct basic duties within the fleet. To achieve this, the guidance of a dedicated team of specialist instructors and support staff is crucial.

Recruit School staff range between the ranks from Able Seaman to Lieutenant and opportunities exist as Recruit Instructor and support staff. Leading Seaman are encouraged to respond to Expressions of Interest as a Recruit Instructor. Additionally roles exists for medical, logistics and weapons user categories.

There are added benefits to an instructional and support role at Recruit School. More information is available for Navy members at http://drnet/navy/RecruitSchool/Pages/Home.aspx