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General Entry (Non-Technical Trades) is the term used to describe the non-technical jobs available to people entering the Navy as Sailors (non-Officer entry) and for which trade training is provided. Each Sailor job in the Navy is referred to as a category; for example, Boatswain's Mate is a category. Non-Technical Sailors perform a wide range of tasks in support of Navy operations.
General Entry (Non-Technical Trades) Sailors graduate from recruit training with the rank of Seaman Star and generally progress to Able Seaman after 12 months of effective service following completion of employment training. Further promotion to Leading Seaman, Petty Officer, Chief Petty Officer and Warrant Officer is based on merit and takes into consideration performance, time in rank, individual readiness (medical, dental, physical fitness) and vacancies. There is considerable variation between categories. However, as a guide, the following minimum times are spent in each rank:
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