Changing before joining

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  1. Hello guys, i know im going to get slatered by some of you for this but i thought i would get advice before going to the careers center.

    I got accepted for the Navy in December after passing all my tests for Aircraft Handler but after serious consideration (which i know i should of done before) i want to go in as a Seaman Specialist as it suits me more.

    Is it possible to change while in the waiting list? would i mean going back to the bottom of list?

    Thanks ahead.
  2. Yes you can change, but it will depend if all the things you've done are OK for you new branch. The only person who can give you an honest answer is your careers advisor. Give them a ring as soon as possible!!!


  3. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    You'll not get slated on here mate, we like good positive guys who make their mind up to do something and don't waver in their convictions...... :p

    Best of luck.
  4. Thanks guys

    Rang them up and they was ok and i just need to have an interview about them :)
  5. Maybe re sit your spelling test whilst you are there...
  6. at least your onest mate and not like some people who just go for a trade that will get them in quicker
  7. Dodgy keyboard oh and it is resit not "re sit"
  8. I wouldn't start pinging people for grammar if I were you pal.
  9. Just a little joke :)
  10. Oh well. He got "pinged" first.
  11. LOL! In the article:

    "William is training to become a helicopter with Sarf"

    He took his Transformers films tooooo seriously.

    EDIT: Out of interest, how come William Wales can hold commissions in both the RN and the RAF, and the Army (Currently Flt Lt Lt Lt Wales, haha :wink: )? Is it normal, or is it only because he's royalty?
  12. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    We do get the odd gender change individuals making enquiries from time to time, but not very often.

    The difficult bit is remaining dead pan after falling off your chair and not gibbering like a chimp, whilst trying to assure the individual that the service protocol states it is perfectly acceptable, which of course it is nowadays.

    Several years ago, new to the Careers Service, I referred one to a colleague, merely stating that an applicant wanted some advice off him as he was expert in that particular specialisation. The gender bit wasn't mentioned.

    When the came back, sweating profusely, he called me all sorts of names for not mentioning the applicant was a trannsexual.

    "Oh, I forgot" came the reply :wink:
  13. One joined raleigh a few weeks after i passed out. He didnt pass out though if i remember right.
  14. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Yep, similarly the 'obvious' choice for males unable to pass the PJFT is to consider changing gender as it adds 1 minute 15 seconds to the minimum pass standard.
  15. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Surely having Kyties as part of the ships company takes away that "exotic" feeling the first time you come across them?

    Did you see what I did there? :p
  16. His Granny's the Boss. :roll:
    Remind me have you passed your AIB yet?
    Your Papa must be 1SL if you did pass as you're question suggests you're as thick as mince.
  17. Yep, saw it coming...

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