CP5 unfit for service

#1
My son has been given a grade CP5 after his wire test, which means he’s unfit for service. He’s absolutely gutted. He informed the recruiting office that he was colour blind ( which has never affected him) at the early stages. They said it’s not a problem depending on what trade you wanted. He wants to join as a Seaman Specialist. Can anyone give him any advice? Are there any other trades in the forces that he can do?
 
#2
Hello,
I'm no expert (there are plenty on here) but I would have thought that any colour blindness would be an immediate fail for seaman - not recognising red/green is a big issue at sea.

I shall page @photface for you, who seems to be somewhat of a whizz on these things.
All the best for your son's future.
BH
 
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photface

Lantern Swinger
#3
Looking at Brd 3 (1) chapter 7 para 0708 it looks like CP5 is a no for the Royal Navy unfortunately.

From what I have seen the absolute minimum for all three of the forces is CP4, which would allow the candidate to apply for a job in Logistics.

I’m so sorry but from the research I have just done it seems unlikely anyone will take cp5 colour vision. @Ninja_Stoker could probably clear it up more accurately than me though!

-R


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#4
My son has been given a grade CP5 after his wire test, which means he’s unfit for service. He’s absolutely gutted. He informed the recruiting office that he was colour blind ( which has never affected him) at the early stages. They said it’s not a problem depending on what trade you wanted. He wants to join as a Seaman Specialist. Can anyone give him any advice? Are there any other trades in the forces that he can do?
Unfortunately CP5 is outside of what is acceptable and there is no solution to resolve it.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#6
Is it worth appealing?
Unfortunately, there's no point appealing without evidence.

The only way he can appeal is by providing evidence he is CP4 or better.

At present we use the wire trade test to determine whether someone meets CP4 or not. He could perhaps request a re-test in broad daylight rather than under artificial light.

We used to use the colour expanse test which was simply a case of correctly identifying coloured stationery index tabs coloured red, yellow, blue and green in daylight, possibly that maybe another route to explore.

Other avenues to maybe explore: RFA
 

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