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#3
Thanks , I have been offered that position. whats the reason for such a long wait ? Do they assume someone is going to leave within in that time ?

Thanks
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
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#6
No problem.

The Naval Service tries to manage realistic expectations by keeping branches "open". Others manage it differently. The RAF, for example, open and close branches as the manpower requirement arises - you cannot apply for a closed branch and there's always a mad rush to process sufficient applicants in a condensed timeline. If you miss the call, you lose the job - but they cream-off the best scoring applicants.

The RN keeps branches open but if, for example, we only want one intake of twenty a year and there are already 40 applicants ahead of you it's a two year wait. If the applicant opted for a job because they did not score high enough for their first choice, then armed with the knowledge there's a long wait, they may consider extracting a digit and re-sitting the test for their first preference rather than opting for Hobson's Choice, joining, then moaning about it.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#9
Currently Naval Careers Service (NCS), transferred from regular service after completing 23 years regular service in 2003. Technically served 34 years, just starting to get the hang of it.
 
#18
Of course most of us obtained any tools with government markings from various ex government auctions and establishments which specialise in government surplus. We obtained receipts for them but of course over the years the receipts disintegrated in the toolbox;)
 
#19
Of course most of us obtained any tools with government markings from various ex government auctions and establishments which specialise in government surplus. We obtained receipts for them but of course over the years the receipts disintegrated in the toolbox;)
Bogey Knights down Mutton Cove is the source I used for receipts......er I mean, errr, would have used should I have anything of that nature!
 

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