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    Females/ younger people joining RFA

    Hey all, Just looking to see if there’s any younger people wanting to join the RFA who want to talk about the process/have already joined to give some insight. I feel like it’s a very male dominated career with a lot of older people (not that it’s a bad thing I would just want some friends at...
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    IF YOU NEED HELP WITH RFA APPRENTICE APPLICATIONS.

    Hello everyone, Welcome to this forum, the Aim of this forum is to provide help to applicants going through the application/ recruitment process for the RFA as an APPRENTICE. I was in the RFA as a chef apprentice back in January 2019, I have a huge passion for the company and it’s staff and...
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    Early 20s considering a career change to work for the RFA with a few questions!

    Before I begin, I apologise if some of these questions have been asked before, I have tried using the search bar but it doesn't really yield the results I want or up to date information. If you have the urge to tell me to use the search bar then I'd kindly suggest if you just ignore my thread...
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    Rejection

    Hi guys. So I applied for an apprenticeship for the second time and got rejected again. The first time I believe my application was just a bit shit (deck hand). The second time (engineering apprentice) I had multiple people proof read it and it was pretty damn good. I'm trying to not get...
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    Some questions about the LSO (Trainee) Role ahead of my SIFT Interview

    Hello Guys, As a bit of a lurker on Rum Ration, I know that people understandably get rather irked by those of us who turn up and say "hey, tell me everything about the role I've applied for!" and in doing so demonstrate that we haven't done the slightest bit of research for ourselves ;) So...
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    RFA Apprentice Steward intake - April 2021

    Received a provisional offer for the Apprentice Steward role to start in April 2021 - anyone else on here received an offer too?
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    Average Day in the CIS branch

    If somebody could go over an average Day or shift in the CIS branch for a CR1 I'd be very appreciative. If you're apart of another branch and have a spare few minutes please write what an average Day in your branch is like as I'm sure others looking to join your branch would like to see a...
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    Need help

    I have been given a date for my psychometric test to be a chef apprenticeship with the RFA. Yay!! I applied for it at the beginning of August. ! Sept 1st is when the test is. I am very nervous because I have dyslexia. I'm scared if I ask for help. I know everyone can be super nice about it. But...
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    Cadet Deck officer college choices.

    From my sifting through the forum it seems that it'll either be Glasgow or Fleetwood although I've also been told conflicting information regarding other nautical colleges. I'm joining as deck cadet. I'm 100% committed to my career choice either way, but it's going to be a bit of a bugger to...
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    Royal Fleet auxillary Medical exam

    Hi, about half a year ago i applied for the british army, had my medical exam and was barred due to the fact i have familial hypercholesterolemia. i understand the RFA have different guidelines for medical exams. i was wondering that even though i have familial hypercholesterolemia and have to...
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    Spelling difficulties as a coms specialist

    I've always been terrible at spelling, not dyslexic bad. But still bad. I'm due to join the communication apprenticeship course in September and would like to hear from people in the branch about if they think this will cause me many problems, or if it's even realistic to pursue.
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    Information on RFA Cadet Officer (Deck) course

    Hi all, I've recently been looking into joining and the RFA Cadet Officer (Deck) role has caught my interest. I was hoping to ask a few questions and receive a few answers to gain some more insight. I have found some previous threads from several years ago which ask similar questions but would...
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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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