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    Initial Contact - Application During COVID 19

    Hi All, First time posting, I have submitted an application for Aircrew - I meet all the requirements both physical and education that I can find online. I have been asked to contact the my AFCO for a talk to further my application. I was wondering had anyone else been through this recently...
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    Recruitment & Coronavirus

    Hi guys, Very new here, but thought I'd give it a go. I'm very early in the process of joining the RN as an officer in Warfare, however I can fully appreciate that the current situation has disrupted recruitment everywhere. Was just wondering what the current plan on the NSRT is? I have heard...
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    Barbed wire scars

    When I was about twelve I tried to climb over a barbed wire fence and ended up hurting myself (obviously) the scars have mostly faded by I have a huge one on my thigh and another on my upper arm that's raised an purple. I never went to hospital for them because my mum said that they would heal...
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    History of depression

    Hi, I am planning to start the application process to join up but I have a few concerns over my past medical issues. About 5 years ago I lost 5 members of my family to suicide over a period of about 12 months. As you can imagine this left me with a lot of anger and other emotions. My doctor...
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    Direct entry Aircrewman

    Hi, I am booked in for my FATs in a couple of months and have a question! I understand Aircrew (pilot/obs) must pass AIB and I keep hearing about Aircrew ‘selection’ based on their AIB score and how competitive their FATs score. My question, as I am applying as Aircrewman, not Aircrew, and I...
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    Accelerated Scheme Vs Standard Entry

    Hi everyone, I applied for the Accelerated Weapons Engineer course, passed the exams and the interview but unfortunately was not selected by the board to be offered a place, however I was offered a job going in as a standard rate rather then leading hand. The next Intake for the accelerated...
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    Potential RFA Officers - I'm happy to share my 2019 experience of interview process, BRNC, etc.

    If you are considering joining the RFA as an officer, and given how much information I've seen which was either out of date, contradictory, or just plain wrong, I thought it would be useful to share my successful experience (which is current as of August 2019). If this helps one person I will...
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    Accelerated Apprenticeship Pay (WE)

    Hi all, I am currently waiting on a start date for the Royal Navy, I’m joining on the accelerated apprenticeship scheme (fast tracked to leading hand) and was wondering when we will start to receive the pay advertised on the website (£31,000) will this start from Raleigh? Phase 2? I’ve asked in...
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    Advice on joining the RN/RNR

    Hi all, I am 6 weeks away from going to Dartmouth for AOP19 - Accelerated Officer's Programme to pass out as a general entry officer RNR in September. However, recently I was asked why I don't join full time, and I didn't have much of an answer. I'm about to finish my teacher training...
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    AA ET/ME Recruitment chances

    Hi all, I am just a little concerned about my position/chances of getting the position of AA ET/ME. I have successfully completed all of the stages of the recruitment process (many thanks to the people on this forum) and my AFCO has bid for my date. He told me that there are only 24 slots...
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    Officer Interview

    Evening all, Apologies as I know officer interviews have been done to death on here. Would just like some clarification as I have my first officer interview on the 12th of March. Is this interview the equivalent of the old sift interview where you are questioned about the Navy as a whole? Or is...
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    Warfare Specialist.

    Evening all, I’m currently looking into different roles in the Navy. A few roles stick out more than being the Warfare Specialist. I have read a few threads about the role, and understand that there is now sub branches. Correct me if I’m wrong. I would prefer a more hands on job...
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    DGE Warfare Officer 2019 Application: My journey.

    I've seen others post about their journey through applications, and I thought that it might be helpful for others that are in my situation (and helpful for me to self reflect), if I shared my process too. A bit about me: I am a recent graduate (MA International Relations (East Asia), Durham)...
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    LSO candiates 2019 - RFA

    Hey all, just posting to see if there's any other candidates for LSO in the RFA on here? Took my psychometric test on the 3rd of Jan in Portsmout and just waiting for invite for the Suitabilty test!
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    What to expect from POV visit?

    Currently in the process of trying to get on a Potential officer visit at hopefully one or more bases. Information online about what is covered during these visits is relatively sparse. Could someone who has been on one please give a rough breakdown of what is undertaken?
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    TMU wait after sending in supporting documents

    Hi All, I was declared TMU, however the doctor that covered the TMU was overseas, I have since spoken to the doctor and received the necessary documents and sent them off to Capita last week, but I have not heard anything since. Any ideas on how long it will take to respond to me? Also I found...
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    Query regarding Medical

    Dear all, I am new to the forum, my query today is regarding the upcoming medical after passing my recruiting test for Logistic Officer recently. I was also previously in the Army and left in 2014 and passed the discharge medical all good and the navy have my records up until 2014 which have...
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    Officer Duties and Responsibilities

    Can anybody tell me the main duties of an Officer to include their responsibilities? Or direct me somewhere I can read more on this? (not including specific roles e.g warfare, logistics etc.) I have found a lot of information on the roles of a Divisional Officer but can't find much else with...
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    Medical Record Question

    I’ve been to my GP to discuss my medical record and he’s only got a record of when I was registered there - and nothing from a GP I was at in between. Does this mean that when the RN request my record they’ll not get any of the files from the other GP, only my current one? I only ask because at...
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    My Careers advisor hasn’t been in contact?

    Hi guys, just a quick question. Is it normal for your careers advisor to take a while to reply to your emails? I know they may be busy but I sent an email asking if there was any update on when I would hear about an entry date/date for my PRNC. I’ve had no reply and starting to get a bit...