Hi All, just wondering if anyone knows when the final selection is made for the accelerated apprenticeships. Joining as AA ET ME with a provisional start date of 4th November and PRNC date 24th September.
Probably no. I was offered a provisional entry date for November back around Easter. I believe all of the AA ET ME applicants that were first selected are now going through a second stage selection process in which applicants could be deselected from the AA route and offered standard entry.
Sorry to hear you weren't selected, I think your ET(ME) entry date will either be the same or pretty soon after the provisional AA entry date.
I was fast-tracked when I joined (I actually think it's a better way of selection because the "interview" lasts throughout phase one & two training, so they're fairly sure whether or not you're a fairly safe bet).
You can still get the same qualifications and get to Petty Officer fairly fast, I did it in two years to Leading Hand and six years from the day I joined as an MEM - ET(ME) in old money. And some were faster than me.
If you weren't in the mix for this entry, then you'll be in the next "lucky dip" unless you opt to join as aan standard technician. Your Careers Adviser should be able to advise the next AA intake, I don't have the dates to hand unfortunately.
I applied last year and had some issues with my weight, I managed to shift it (3.5 stone) and was declared medically fit and passed my PJFT fairly shortly after. My AFCO applied for my start date the same day and I’m still waiting for it. I’ve been asking him for weeks now if there’s been any update as he bidded for my place at Raleigh early July. Since then I had my ‘Technical interview’ Spoke to my recruiter last Tuesday and asked him what was going on and he’s said that usually if the start date is November then you would have expected to have a provisional date already and booked on PRNC but give it two weeks and call him back and he will chase it up. Obviously I’m now getting impatient because my future is currently in limbo. Is it safe to assume that I’ve probably missed the November 4th entry ?
Sorry for the long winded message but my AFCO is giving me very little useful advice.
That’s exactly what I thought, just spoke to him again and he’s saying that I shouldn’t listen to anything I read on here as people gossip but I just think he doesn’t actually know that the selection has been done. I’m stuck in a difficult position now because hes the only person I’ve dealt with during my application and if he doesn’t know what’s going on then who does ...
Well Ninja_Stoker one thing I do agree with you the AA route is a "lucky draw. " My son just been informed by his career adviser that 2 weeks before his PRNC that he's not been selected for the November Raleigh start. I would really like to know what is the criteria for selection. Perhaps the Royal Navy selection board could be more transparent when deciding who is actually suitable.
What age are you if you don’t mind me asking ? The reason I ask is that from speaking to a mate of mine that’s in the navy he seems to think that people towards the upper age limit with more experience is more likely to be selected than someone fresh out of college with a level 3 qualification.
Definitely have to try, I’ve done an apprenticeship already and I’m 24 so I’m approaching the age limit but my AFCO didn’t actually apply for my start date until mid July and I still don’t have a provisional start date so expected to not even be considered for selection. Which is what’s happened. I just wish I knew when the next intake for AAME is because the other AA schemes have another intake in March but the ME scheme doesn’t