Aiding your Application

Discussion in 'RFA' started by NO99, Jul 9, 2014.

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  1. Hey all, I am currently at university (2nd/4 years) and I am currently considering applying to the RFA for the position of Deck Officer Cadet. I have a few questions that I hope you could help me with;

    • I understand as an deck officer cadet you study at university in the first 3 years. Do you think already being a graduate would put me at a disadvantage?
    • While at university, what sort of activities could a prospective officer of the RFA get involved with to aid their application and demonstrate their suitability?

    Any help would be appreciated and I look forward to reading your responses.
  2. Training is at a college rather than university, and to Foundation Degree level, so not comparable to a real degree at a real uni. Being a graduate will be an advantage at the recruitment stage, not a disadvantage. About 50% of trainee time is at college, the remainder on the job at sea.
  3. To your first question - I would doubt it.
    To your second - try helping out at your local sea cadet unit. It may amount to one or two evenings a week and an occasional weekend. The staff there are very often ex RN,MN,RFA.

  4. Thank you both for your comments much appreciated! I will certainly look into helping out at my locat sea cadet unit.

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