@Max9393

Best of luck for it. Don’t try and be a hero and aim for the quickest time just pass it because then you have scope to show improvement.


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That "scope to show improvement" is easily detectable for those whose time is greatly improved upon at the AIB and it is noticeable that someone held back at the PJFT, it is best to give maximum effort at every stage of your application. Also, it is worth taking into consideration that at the AIB the 90-degree corners will add a fair amount on to your time so a pass at PJFT is not a guaranteed pass at the AIB.

Is the increased time for the PJFT also the same time allowed for at the AIB 2.4km (12:06 rather than the 11 minutes)?
 
That "scope to show improvement" is easily detectable for those whose time is greatly improved upon at the AIB and it is noticeable that someone held back at the PJFT, it is best to give maximum effort at every stage of your application. Also, it is worth taking into consideration that at the AIB the 90-degree corners will add a fair amount on to your time so a pass at PJFT is not a guaranteed pass at the AIB.

Is the increased time for the PJFT also the same time allowed for at the AIB 2.4km (12:06 rather than the 11 minutes)?
Not entirely sure for AIBs as I am not applying to be an Officer so cannot advise.

The increased time's are a very recent change. Apparently at RPNC and Phase 1 you get extra time so potentially they may have increased PJFT times to match this to show consistency?
 
Not entirely sure for AIBs as I am not applying to be an Officer so cannot advise.

The increased time's are a very recent change. Apparently at RPNC and Phase 1 you get extra time so potentially they may have increased PJFT times to match this to show consistency?
When i did my prnc its the same time as the pjft but they want you to do a faster time than the minimum pass, it was also not on a treadmill but running around collingwood on the tarmac
 
When i did my prnc its the same time as the pjft but they want you to do a faster time than the minimum pass, it was also not on a treadmill but running around collingwood on the tarmac


I prefer to run outside anyways.

What preparation did you do for PRNC?


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I prefer to run outside anyways.

What preparation did you do for PRNC?


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Went to the gym bit of swimming, make sure you feel confident in the pool. Running outside nothing more than 5km max, 3 km would be good distance to aim for. And ignore the afco they told me there was a press up and sit up test but there isnt anymore, but you still do press ups and sit ups during pt. And if you **** up ur doing press ups
 
That "scope to show improvement" is easily detectable for those whose time is greatly improved upon at the AIB and it is noticeable that someone held back at the PJFT, it is best to give maximum effort at every stage of your application. Also, it is worth taking into consideration that at the AIB the 90-degree corners will add a fair amount on to your time so a pass at PJFT is not a guaranteed pass at the AIB.

Is the increased time for the PJFT also the same time allowed for at the AIB 2.4km (12:06 rather than the 11 minutes)?
I did the AIB run just as the new times were introduced. The PTI’s refused to tell us the times we were allowed (and they get quite angry if you ask, just bear in mind pti’s don’t take jokes well)
I found out afterwards in the ‘cool down interview’ at the AIB about the times. Also bear in mind at AIB you run round a tennis court it’s about 8.5 times round and the corners do really slow you down, especially if it’s a windy day
 
I did the AIB run just as the new times were introduced. The PTI’s refused to tell us the times we were allowed (and they get quite angry if you ask, just bear in mind pti’s don’t take jokes well)
I found out afterwards in the ‘cool down interview’ at the AIB about the times. Also bear in mind at AIB you run round a tennis court it’s about 8.5 times round and the corners do really slow you down, especially if it’s a windy day

I’m applying as a rating so won’t be running around the AIB :)
 
UPDATE 4:

National Security Vetting Solution;

As part of the application to join the Royal Navy you have to complete an online Security Vetting. This asks you hundred's of questions - literally.

The Questions you ask are based around these categories;
  • Vetting Statement (tick box)
  • Your details
  • Addresses (past 10 years)
  • Contact details
  • Marital status
  • Previous Relationships (and their family's information DOB, nationality, where they live, how long they have lived there)
  • Parent Details
  • Details of brother and sisters (DOB, address, nationality, how long they have lived there)
  • Co-residents
  • Current Employment (contact details + supervisor details)
  • Previous Employment (contact details + supervisor details)
  • Education
  • Social Media and Internet Usage (these are very personal questions as they ask what apps use, what security software, what gambling websites you visit, what pornographic websites you visit -- just be honest they've seen it all)
  • Character Reference
  • Health Declaration
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Security Information
  • Other Information
  • Previous Security Clearances
  • Financial Circumstances
  • Income/Outgoings
  • Assests
  • Liabilities
  • Accommodation/Obligation
  • Financial History
  • Self-Employment
  • Declaration

After this has been submitted I will then receive a formal interview where somebody will come to either my workplace or my home address to go over all of my answers. This is to see if what you have put on the portal is true and just to clarify anything that may not have made sense or may not have been clear from what you put.

The AFCO made it very clear that they have seen everything and heard everything so just be honest it doesn't matter.

On the Social Media and Internet Usage they ask you to put the websites )URL) in such as what webchat/forum websites do you use and what porn websites do you go and you have to label the ones so don't do this in front of your mum or nan.
If i was applying for rating ETWE, would they still have to come round your house or work address? i'm also 16 as well.
 
This has been very helpful thanks!
What are the documents needed to take when you go for the psychometric exam? apart from tattoo and MOD.
You must bring in the following original documents to prove identity, failure to do so will result in you not being allowed to sit the test.

1. Original Birth Certificate and any Change of Name or Adoption Documents you may have (copies are not acceptable).
2. Marriage Certificate (If applicable).
3. Any Passport(s) and Naturalisation documents that you possess. (see Para 3)
4. Any Educational Certificates that you possess.
5. National Insurance Card.
6. National Health Card. (see Para 4).
7. Completed Supplementary Application Form.
8. Completed Parental Consent Form (If applicable).
9. Signed MoD Form 493 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
10. Completed Tattoo Proforma. Even if you have no Tattoos.

(COPIED FROM EMAIL SENT TO ME BY AFCO)
 
Thanks much appreciated!
I've been dealing wit Coventry and they haven't been very helpful, very rude at times tbh. Apparently its a recruitment agency and the Navy numbers have been down because they are so incompetent. the navy aren't going to renew their contract from what I saw. I thought it was just me apparently they have issues everywhere. At first i thought it was Navy ppl i was dealing with and nearly changed my mind.
 
Thanks much appreciated!
I've been dealing wit Coventry and they haven't been very helpful, very rude at times tbh. Apparently its a recruitment agency and the Navy numbers have been down because they are so incompetent. the navy aren't going to renew their contract from what I saw. I thought it was just me apparently they have issues everywhere. At first i thought it was Navy ppl i was dealing with and nearly changed my mind.
Whenever you need help give your local afco a call, they're very nice and helpful
 

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Thanks much appreciated!
I've been dealing wit Coventry and they haven't been very helpful, very rude at times tbh. Apparently its a recruitment agency and the Navy numbers have been down because they are so incompetent. the navy aren't going to renew their contract from what I saw. I thought it was just me apparently they have issues everywhere. At first i thought it was Navy ppl i was dealing with and nearly changed my mind.
@Ninja_Stoker ???
 
The contracted companies are:

TPUK - initial online application process
Boots Opticians - eyetest
Capita - Medicals (apart from appeals -RN)
Nuffield Health - PJFT
Defence Business Services - Security Clearance.

If any of the contracted companies fall below the standard required - write/email to your AFCO stating date/time & cause for complaint.

If your AFCO staff are cause for complaint, just write to the Area Recruiting Manager at your nearest AFCO.
 
This is incredibly helpful!!! Thanks so much for sharing such detail. I'm amazed you got through those steps that quickly.
I've done the eye test and sent off the form (1 week ago exactly) along with the medical form. I got told today they have received it and sent it to their medical division and now I wait...

I have a question - does anyone know how often they take in the new recruits for the 10 week training? Is it every rotating 10weeks, or a specific day every month?
Reason being - I'm applying through the commonwealth and I am here in the UK but on a visit visa. It expires soon so I'm trying to figure out the intake dates to see if I'm going to run out of time or how long I need to extend it for etc. I know it all depends on my process but for example: if I get through the final interview let's say 4 February - when would the next intake be? And so on.

Hope this all made sense.
Really appreciate any help or answers!
(I have asked my recruitment officer but he said they can't say because they don't know how long my process will take... So I'm snookered in a sense)
 

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