anybody been contacted by royal navy recruitment??

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  1. Just wondering if anybody has been contacted by royal navy recruitment, too complete a questionaire over the phone??
    Haven't heard of anybody mention this before?

    She also asked if I fancied joining the marine reserves haha

  2. Sounds like a reach to get people to move from overly long lists to RM.

    I wish I could join the RM, or the para's. I wouldn't make it past week 2. I'd get an injury or summit cos im an old fat tit.
  3. Yeah, I've had the exact same phone call twice. The very nice lady on the other end of the telephone continued to talk about waiting times even after I had told her that I was an officer candidate and that there was no waiting time as such...

    I'm my work life I've also been sent irrelevant (and quite odd) questionnaires calls from the OFT, the ASA, and the HSE recently, the cynic in me suggests that the PR departments in various public bodies are just trying to generate a bit of activity to justify their budgets.
  4. She asked me if i was aware that i could join the RNR while i wait. Kind of strange as i know i can't.

    Why on earth would she ask you if you wanted to join the RMR? You want to be a submariner not a soldier! :-|
  5. When did they contact you rem3pt??

  6. Last week sometime at about 6pm. :)
  7. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Hmm. And yet your FB profile says you're employed by HM Armed Forces. Have you joined yet?
  8. I don't know this for definite. But it appears to be Dataforce (the compnay who answer the 08456 No's). i get the feeling that someone has told them to do some phoning to try and raise interest in the reserves amoungst candidates who they think have not been forwarded/being processed for joining on a full time basis. I personally think someone has checked with the careers office's that these people are not being processed already. I have had about 4 of my candidates contact me asking what is going on, is my application still going ahead etc.

  9. Glad others have had this phone call as well......was wondering if the RN was telling me something for a minute!

    (must admit it raised my hopes when I heard it was from RN recruitment!)
  10. This is Dataforce contacting candidates. Unfortunately it seems to appear they are using out of date information about candidates places on waiting lists. Contact your AFCO about any invite to join the Reserves etc. I know of a few candidates that have been contacted. If in doubt talk to your Careers Adviser.
  11. Aye, they phoned me aswell. Plesent enough but told them I was expecting to go in early next year, so didn't really fancy the reserves...
  12. I was contacted just to ask if i was still interested in joining the Navy and havent heard anything still waiting to be called to do my fitness test and was told the wait for the RN was upto 2 years.
  13. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Generally, we will pause the application after the test but before the medical examination if there's a long wait.

    If you've passed the medical examination, it maybe worth contacting your AFCO to enquire whether a PJFT letter has been sent.
  14. i havent even had a medical. I had a careers interview then went and did my multi choice test which i passed and i have made my choice what to do in the navy and was then told the wait was up to 2 years.
  15. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Which explains why the PJFT hasn't been taken as it's only valid for a year.

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  17. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Aah, he changed it during his recent "quiet" period... :thumbup:
  18. What the hell are you on about?
  19. Did you have armed forces as your job on facebook? If so that would be walting.
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  20. I'd take what sgtpepperdick has to say with a pinch of salt. Shit stirring just to make drama is a fun past time on these forums.

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