#81
Going from previous threads and Royal Navy advice, they advise not to hand any notice of resignation until you receive a formal offer within phase 1 training. Hope that makes sense?

Good luck with your application.
Just out of interest, why are you selling your house?
Have you investigated changing your mortgage to a buy-to-let & renting it out whilst you live courtesy of her majesty.
Then it’ll pay for itself & you’ll have much more equity when you need to live solo again.
Many poor sods come out never having owned a house, or, having inadequate savings for a deposit. Renting it for now would be a ‘win-win’ for me personally.
Just trying to help if you haven’t considered this option.

I rented my house out whilst posted abroad & paid a huge chunk off my mortgage by just paying all of rent to mortgager (bank / building soc) within terms of ‘allowable overpayments’. This enabled me to buy a much better house, on my return, than I could have afforded otherwise.
 
#82
UPDATE #11

So I am still wanting to join so that’s something.

Rumour has it that running times have now increased to allow more time for the 2.4km. Cannot see anything on the RN website or anywhere else but will email my AFCO and see if there is any truth to it.

In regards to my Security Clearance it is a DV Clearance I am going through and my work has now been interviewed along with 1 of my character witnesses.

I’ve recently joined a gym and working on treadmill running and doing basic work outs: chest press, leg press, leg curls, seated row, shoulder press and sit ups. For me this seem to be a fairly good overall workout hitting all the right places well it bloody hurts the next day.

The gym I go to also has a swimming pool allowing me to improve my swimming as well.

A friend of mine recently passed out of phase 1 at HMS Raleigh and the advice they gave was to practice running on a treadmill as well as road running as the PJFT is on a treadmill and everywhere else is outside.

Hopefully will start timing myself on the treadmill for the 2.4km for which I will keep you all posted.
 
#83
I applied last May to join as a CT and only today passed my fitness test. It’s been a long process mainly taken up by my medical as I was originally TMU at triage due to breaking my ankle a few years back and having a plate put in and also some other minor surgeries but took my doctor almost 8 weeks to send everything back to them then due to being unable to get time off work due to the draconian holiday system at work my medical date was put back.
In the last year I’ve lost 4 stone in weight and at my medical my bmi was fine but my waist measurements weren’t low enough so was told to lower that and call back to get a time to pop in just for waist measurements. Got that down called Capita and they said they couldn’t fit me in for 6 weeks was a bit of a joke considering when i went in to get it done I was in no more than 5 minutes and was passed. Booked fitness test for today and pssed no problem. Also my Developed Verting took a couple of months to clear as well.
With regards to the running times they have been increased I am 31 and originally had a max time of 14:05 which is now 15:29 but I passed no bother at 12:30.
@ws1602 Over the last year when I have been working on my fitness I attend circuit classes and anything that’s high intensity training. Also consider doing the NHS couch to 5k you can find on podcasts or start going to a park run on a Saturday they are held nationwide. When you run on the treadmill do a warm up then sprint as fast as you can for 30 seconds then jog or slow down for 1 minute 30 and repeat this it will help build up your stamina. Also try running in the morning before you eat or if you are going to eat before running maybe just have a banana half an hour before.
 
#84
UPDATE #11

So I am still wanting to join so that’s something.

Rumour has it that running times have now increased to allow more time for the 2.4km. Cannot see anything on the RN website or anywhere else but will email my AFCO and see if there is any truth to it.

In regards to my Security Clearance it is a DV Clearance I am going through and my work has now been interviewed along with 1 of my character witnesses.

I’ve recently joined a gym and working on treadmill running and doing basic work outs: chest press, leg press, leg curls, seated row, shoulder press and sit ups. For me this seem to be a fairly good overall workout hitting all the right places well it bloody hurts the next day.

The gym I go to also has a swimming pool allowing me to improve my swimming as well.

A friend of mine recently passed out of phase 1 at HMS Raleigh and the advice they gave was to practice running on a treadmill as well as road running as the PJFT is on a treadmill and everywhere else is outside.

Hopefully will start timing myself on the treadmill for the 2.4km for which I will keep you all posted.
I think this is true. I have my PJFT on Friday and when I received my email it says for my age (17) I now have 12 minutes 13 seconds to complete the run but this hasn't changed on the website.
 
#87
I think this is true. I have my PJFT on Friday and when I received my email it says for my age (17) I now have 12 minutes 13 seconds to complete the run but this hasn't changed on the website.
The times have increased, as for when exactly this change took place and for what reason it did so is not clear.
These are the new times:
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#90
UPDATE #12

So I called my local AFCO and enquired about the change in PJFT/PRNC running times. Basically, what I was told is that if you really need to then they will extend the time but try and do it in the 11 minutes 09 seconds it used to be. Not sure if they told me this just so that I work harder and that I actually smash the time who knows.

I recently joined the gym and have my own mini workout and I am running on the treadmill and running with my running group on Tuesday nights which ranges from sprints to steep hill running to off-road running.

I received a call last week from the National Vetting Service and I know have an interview with a Vetting Officer on Tuesday which is expected to last around 3 hours give or take.

So far so good. It is 36 days till I call the AFCO again to start the process of getting my medical passed. It is crazy to think that at one stage that was over 170 days and now it is nearly a month.

If anyone has been told that they have to wait or to come back on this day my honest advice is to get the countdown app set the date and work hard. I have enjoyed seeing the days go down from 190 down to 36.
 
#91
UPDATE #13

Bit late but last week I had my DV Interview with a interviewer from the United Kingdom National Security Vetting Service. It was very relaxed and was not like an interview for a job or anything I had previously experienced.

It asked me to confirm all my details - DOB, Name address etc etc. Went over my documents passport, driving licence & birth certificate.

Then he went through the questions. This took 3 hours. He had a wadge of about 20-30 bits of A4 paper which had a set of questions on it these ranged from;
- what do my parents do?
- where do I work?
- what social media do I used, what is my privacy settings on this, what do I share, what information is on there about me.
- what anti-virus software do I have on my electronic devices.
- what is my social life like
- what porn do I watch
- etc

He then went through all my bank account statements, credit cards, car finance loans etc.

I then had to agree to multiple things to confirm that I was not going to do anything that I just said I didn't e.g. not going to become a terrorist etc.

Afterwards the interviewer adv that he would write a report up on my interview to which I was entitled to a copy should I wish to have one. This would then be sent to somebody else to make a final decision on.

There was no time frame given so now we wait with everything crossed.
 
#92
UPDATE #14

Today I got told that the AFCO had received my Security Clearance through which is another box ticked.

I now have to wait until the beginning of August where I can call my local AFCO to resume my application and start the lengthy task of doing my medical AGAIN!! Should be an expert soon in the Medical process.

Will keep you updated at the beginning of August!!
 
#93
UPDATE #13

Bit late but last week I had my DV Interview with a interviewer from the United Kingdom National Security Vetting Service. It was very relaxed and was not like an interview for a job or anything I had previously experienced.

It asked me to confirm all my details - DOB, Name address etc etc. Went over my documents passport, driving licence & birth certificate.
When is this all done in the application process? I've now passed the medical and PJFT, with my interview in a couple of weeks, but haven't heard anything about security clearance.
 
#94
When is this all done in the application process? I've now passed the medical and PJFT, with my interview in a couple of weeks, but haven't heard anything about security clearance.
Not too sure, people have had different timescales with security Clearance - mine took 8 months from completing the application to finding out. Speak to your AFCO to see if they can update you on it.
 
#95
UPDATE #15

Just to update everyone the AFCO gave me to options 1) appeal against their decision or 2) wait till 19th September and submit a new application. Needless to say, I am doing plan #2 as this will be the better option as to appeal is not guaranteed to be as successful as a new application.

Once i have applied online and my AFCO have received my application they will do another interview/catch up and then all being well it will be straight into Medical.
 

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