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    RFA Training at BRNC

    Hi, I'm one of the RFA cadets currently training at Britannia Royal Navy College. We have 4 deck, 2 logistics and 6 marine engineering cadets in our division. If you have any questions about Dartmouth or the RFA training here, feel free to ask!
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    SE RTO options?

    Hi everyone, my application for SE cadetship was rejected due to not having a full maths A Level. Is it possible to join as an engineer apprentice, with intention of LH SE then RTO. Is this a plausible route for SE? I think it would be of benefit going in as a rating first to get a good...
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    ENG1

    Can anyone that has passed the ENG1 and is overweight shed some light on the requirements? I’m currently 5ft7 and 17.8st down from 21st. I’m concerned I may be too overweight to pass but wanted to know if there was anyone the same or even higher that’s passed? I’m aware I may need to do a step...
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    Where in the UK are RFA ships based?

    Hello, In regards to the thread title I am just trying to find out where in the UK the RFA is based. I know the location of the HQ but not sure as to where the ships are docked when they're back home. I'm looking for the info as I've managed to land myself an interview in just under a month and...
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    Starting Jan 6th

    Just got my decision back from the RFA and was successful. Provisional starting date for Jan 6th 2020 as a Deck apprentice. Anyone else in here starting the same time?
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    RFA interview

    Recently been to my Sift interview and I know how bad the nerves were leading up to it so if anyone needs any info on the process so far just let me know
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    Failed eye test for rn

    Good afternoon first time posting! I failed my eye test for the Royal navy. I was looking at RFA for a second opportunity. However, I don't know if failing the eye test for the rn means I'd fail it for the auxiliary too? Really want a nautical career and running out of options! Any advice would...
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    RFA APPRENTICE MARINE ENGINEER INTAKE 2019

    Hi everyone, Hoping someone can help me... when is the next RFA Marine Engineer intake for 2019 please and is there anybody else on this site applying? Just submitted the second app form so waiting to hear back ...... thanks ! Does anyone know the full application process please?
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    Deck Officer Cadet

    Hi all, new member here! I have applied the the RFA as Deck Officer Cadet and have already passed the psychometrics and my Sift Interview is fast approaching. I've been revising like mad but I still have a few queries that I know I'll have to answer correctly but I can't seem to find definite...
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    Seamanship Apprenticeship intake 2019?

    Hi! Does anyone know when the next intake is for the Seamanship Apprenticeship? Thanks I’ve literally searched and searched and cannot find any info, so apologies if this question has already been asked and answered!
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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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    RFA - living outside the Uk in the last 5 years

    Alright, I have recently been offered a conditional job as a apprentice chef in the RFA. I have previously in the last 5 years lived in Australia on a working holiday for 18 months and have been asked to provide evidence of accommodation and employment. Some places I worked at were cash in hand...
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    AIB Layout

    Hi This may be of interest to RN/RM/RFA Officer applicants, ive recently started a blog on my RFA recruitment 'journey', on my blog I've posted some hints and tips in addition to the layout of the AIB assessment. An excerpt is below and a web link is www.jointherfa.blogspot.com Day One: -Arrive...
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    Deployment Allowances and Pay Increments

    New to the forum and I haven't been able to find this information so far, hopefully you can assist. 1- Do RFA staff when on deployment (outside of UK waters) receive an operational allowance, similar to that of HM Armed Forces? 2- Upon completing BRNC (officers) do you receive a pay increase...
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    Interested in becoming a Logistics Officer

    Hi all, new to this site. Recently out of university (22), looks like I will be achieving a 2:1 in Mathematics. I have been looking through royal navy.mod.uk at jobs in logistics and see two roles that appeal to me: 1: Logistics Officer (Surface Fleet) -...
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    When and how is the RFA medical administered?

    Hi! There was a post back in like 2014 asking when the RFA medical takes place. The answer was after the interview at HMNB Portsmouth. Is this still the same now in 2018? Or will the medical take place during the interview? Also from the 2014 post, I understand I'll have to arrange the...
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    Deferring my entry?

    I'm about halfway through the joining process for the engineer apprentice (just done my psychometric test and I am awaiting the results) but I had to have a knee arthroscopy to repair some cartilage that was causing my knee to lock. I won't be fully recovered until October so would I be able to...
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    Seamanship apprenticeship or Leading Hand Helicopter Controller?

    I'm currently looking at both these roles but I'm confused at to how I'd get to leading hand helicopter controller or supply chain when they require significant time at sea and extra quals, of which I don't have, as I've never served at sea would I have to do the seamanship apprenticeship to get...
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    First Sea Trip

    I have my first appointment coming up as a cadet and I was wondering if I should stick to the kit list by the letter or if there was any else I should bring with me?
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