Approximate waiting times

Discussion in 'Submariners' started by drowning_rat, Mar 5, 2010.

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  1. Hi everyone. I'm in the process of joining the Royal Navy as a warfare officer in submarines. I'm currently awaiting an interview at the careers office. If I'm successful how long will it be until AIB? And from there to Initial officer training?
    So far I have only had the standard "how long is a bit of string?" response. I understand I cannot know for sure, but an approximate time for each would be nice. Maybe you could tell me how long you had to wait for?

    Any response will be greatly appreciated!
  2. I waited:
    1 week for a presentation on officer careers.
    4 weeks to get a short notice RT date.
    8 weeks approx for a sift interview.
    4 weeks for a medical.
    (6 week delay for a medical reason)
    1 week before getting PJFT form.
    8 weeks before getting confirmation from AIB that they had received my docs.
    6 weeks before receiving an AIB date (6 weeks notice)
    AIB shortly.

    So 8 months from the start of the process to AIB.

    If I pass I am hoping to squeeze on to the April intake - as an X(SM) candidate I have been told that the shortage of applicants means the chances of getting on the next intake at short notice are pretty good providing you pass.

    Good luck.
  3. Most officer candidates can expect to take between 6 to 12 months from start to finish of their application. At the moment there are some shortages in certain specialisation, so it can move quicker for certain people.

    The keener you are the more your AFCO/ACLO will do for you.


  4. Thanks to everyone, its been a great help!

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