The Writers' School provides training for all human resource administration personnel in the RNZN; from new recruits known as 'Writers', to the Officers who manage the HR and logistic support onboard the Navy's ships (the Supply Officers). Courses vary in duration from one day to five weeks, and cover a variety of topics relating to the administration and payment of all Naval personnel.
Image on right: A recent graduate Writer at work.
At sea, Writers have a variety of other tasks outside the office environment. These include being part of the ship's emergency response medical team, being part of the team responsible for fighting fires and shoring up holes to stop floods and leaks, and being a member of a boarding party, where they get to board another vessel at sea. Writers also get involved in the transferring of supplies and personnel between ships, as well as re-supplying ships at sea.
Writers are professionals, as are all Naval personnel, and aim to provide the best service to all their customers, whilst always adhering to the Navy's three core values: commitment, courage and comradeship.
A Navy Writer on peacekeeping duties
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