1. C

    Joining as Deck Officer Cadet

    I've applied for the position of Deck Officer Cadet and have my Sift interview on the 14th of September. I'd greatly appreciate any advice on things to expect + any useful links to learn more of the RFA. I'd also appreciate anything about the AIB, which I will hopefully get to!
  2. L

    What's after the psychometric test?

    Hi all, I have just come home from the psychometric test at my nearest armed forces office. The test was fairly easy, and I was able to pass and gets score good enough for the role I wish to pursue. I know that the next step for on joining the Royal Navy is the interview. My question is, how...
  3. H


    Could anyone explain the reasons for some roles being high priority? the reason behind the lack of numbers in the HP branches job roles?
  4. R

    Will I actually get a place at HMS Raleigh?

    Hi, New to this forum and have a question regarding the joining process. I've passed all the recruitment tests and been given a start date for my basic training and a date for my Pre Royal Navy Course. Assuming I pass the PRNC am I guaranteed to start basic training on the start date given to...
  5. S

    Thinking of joining the RNR but unsure

    Hi all. I'm a 17 year old female who looks about 12 and is incredibly socially anxious/introverted. I'm just wondering what the process of joining the reserves is like. I understand that there are interviews, tests and medicals etc but I have a few questions on the actual joining of the RNR too...
  6. J

    Navy entry/Spinal fusion.

    Hi there all, I want to join the navy but I'm worried I will be refused entry. Over 5 years ago I had two operations on my lower spine. One to remove a bulge that came out of a disc and the other operation was a spinal fusion between two of the discs. The guidelines for being refused entry...
  7. ws1602

    Joining the RN

    Hello, So I've been trying to join the Navy since the age of 15 but initially couldn't because I was underweight. I had passed the psychometric test and interview but need to put the weight on, I then went for another medical passed on weight but failed due to the Dr wanting a 6 month record...
  8. N

    Joining while married to a Russian

    Sorry if this is the wrong place for this thread. I'm currently applying to be a pilot, application is going fine but I'm worried about a more personal matter. I've been with my girlfriend (who is Russian) for almost 3 years and am thinking about marriage. The question isn't about whether I...
  9. B

    Bell's Palsy - Medical

    I am in the first stages of my Royal Navy officer as a HM Officer. Having just sat my Recruit Test and SIFT Interview, I went on my acquaint and absolutely loved it. The next stage I understand is the medical tests, including the fitness and eye tests. I was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy more...
  10. K

    Joining HMS Raleigh 14th May!!

    Anyone else joining Raleigh on the 14th of may?
  11. C

    Hydrography or Meteorology?

    I am trying to join the Royal Navy as a hydrographer or meteorologist, can anybody let me know the pros and cons of each, what the roles entail and how long is training and where? Answers are much appreciated! - CeeJay
  12. Impact

    My Joining Process (Step-By-Step)

    This is just my personal experience, and will be updated as I progress throughout my career as a potential Warfare Specialist - this is to give you an idea of timescales and other waiting times that you may experience during your application. Firstly, about me - I'm a 16 year old male in good...
  13. F


    Hi! I'm new here, but just wanted a little advice on potential roles. I initially applied to be a Biomed student, and passed the RT for it, however the University declined my entry, so I'm stuck between choosing another role. I'm pretty interested in MT or CT, and passed for MT but not for CT...
  14. L

    Police Involvement questions during interview

    I've got my interview coming up soon and heard that while you don't have to disclose any spent convictions you do have to mention any police involvement (ie being questioned/arrested etc), anyone had any involvement in this? I thought if a conviction was spent you didn't have to mention it at...
  15. tbfyb

    question about my medical

    I've just been given the date for my interview and a lot of sheets to fill.I've been given mixed messages about my medical though. do I go to my GP and have it done or do I wait until after my interview? I have a sheet that looks like it should be filled out by a doctor which has 2 boxes at the...
  16. Donatello

    Joining after leaving RM recruit training

    Hi, I'm currently awaiting a decision from my AFCO on weather or not I am eligible to join the Navy after leaving RM recruit training last year. I've spoke to my AFCO and they are waiting for word from Portsmouth on my eligibility. I was just wondering if anyone has been in a similar situation...
  17. L

    Too old?

    Hi all. So I'm currently in the process of joining the Royal Navy as an AET but the last few weeks I've started to think maybe I missed the boat. I'll be 29 when/if I join. I know it's not too old by Navy requirements, I'm just thinking it's too old in a socially acceptable way. Any opinions?
  18. baldie

    Hydographic Office Visit?

    I recently failed my FATs to become a Pilot. My second choice has always been becoming a Hydrographic Officer but I would like to see what the day to day work is like before signing up. Does anyone know if there is a chance to visit the Hydrographic Office for a couple of days to see/if anyone...
  19. G

    Medical Question

    Hey all, I just had my medical exam the other day - a potential hickup I was hoping someone might be able to give me advice on. When they were checking my blood pressure it was unusually high. It's happened in the past that when I'm actually being tested it shoots up, whereas normally it's very...
  20. Antonio555

    Interview - and school suspensions

    Hi all, I have my interview in a few weeks time and one thing quite worrying me. I understand within the questions about education they ask if you got in any trouble at school? I did get suspended whilst at school when I was 13 and once at 14 years old I think for silly fights I had with my...