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  2. exJenny

    exJenny War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

  3. Excellent post - thank you. Are you aware of what the pass marks are at all? Thank you once again!
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    You'll probably wish you hadn't asked that....about 10% of aircrew applicants pass selection overall -that's not just fats, the whole ish.

    My thoughts are the Recruiting Test score and academic requirement are too low, but best of luck.
  5. That's certainly what I was looking for in terms of reassurance! Well, all I can say to that, is that I am to be within that 10%. I can only do what I can do. Good job that all my eggs aren't in the same basket, I do currently have over 1.25 years worth of waiting time for WS, should I fail these tests. But I'm hoping I pass, I'm more than capable (I hope)
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Let us know how you get on. Did you manage to attend an acquaint course?

    Either way, it will be useful to hear what you think should be provided by the service to help improve the pass rate.
  7. I will be honest, already I know what could be done to help candidates pass - there should be more material on the internet! They talk about these "CLAN" tests, and all the other various tests, but it's exceptionally difficult to get hold of any material other than Speed distance time calculations. I've read elsewhere on the internet that around 50% of people pass for Aircrewman, but the 10% is Pilot which seems more realistic! Either way, I hope I pass.

    I will let you all know how I get on, I'll make a post with your name saying my result! You're a moderator so no doubt you will see it! Are you still in the Navy?
  8. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    I'm now Naval Careers Service, or whatever branch we are called today. All careers advisers are Senior Rates with at least 12 years regular sevice experience.

    The fats stat, by the way, relates to aircrewman(rating) and is verified by Cranwell, so I think it's fairly accurate.
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  9. Okay, I take back what I said! Didn't realise it was confirmed! :( Now I am going to cry enough tears to fill the ocean for a naval fleet! haha. Either way, I shall let you know!
  10. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    It may well be the case that 50% of Officer aircrew applicants pass for Rating Aircrewman but when I enquired through official channels, I was told that only 10% of ratings aircrew applicants passed selection. Whether that stat means from recruiting test to entry I doubt, as about 50% fail to reach the required RT score. I do know there is a high attrition rate at medical and FATs in particular for rating and believe the 10% applies to Rating Aircrew FAT passes.
  11. I don't know how I will do on the medical, that's something I can't control :( But I will let you know how I do! Hopefully it'll be a smiley face rather than a sad one! I'm genuinely looking forward to it. I think I have to have a connecting train from Nottingham as I am coming from Birmingham - my ticket says I can arrive at any time (before 4), so I aim to get there for about 1-2, gives myself to really settle in and get to know the others
  12. It'd be interesting to know the differences between Acmn FAT pass rates and Pilot/Obs FAT pass rates.
  13. I'd imagine pilot would be a lot harder, but then again, I wouldn't know!
  14. not as hard as the Observers, as he's the one with the brains;-P
  15. It's generally different vice 'harder'.
  16. But very hard for single-seaters who have brains enough to do both jobs :wink:
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  17. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Or the lack-of, to let themselves be ripped-off by pusser for doing two jobs, but only getting one wage.:pirat:
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  18. Well? how did it go?
  19. Sadly, I didn't pass - in fact, only 3 of the 17 people I sat the tests with actually passed, and we knew they would anyway considering they were walking in with Maths degrees etc. Met a chap there who was 16! How awesome is that? 16 years old and has already made more of an effort that the majority of 16 year olds at this point, especially with careers. Anyway, it was blooming hard, like ridiculous - the sheer amount of information you're required to take in is insane, and some of the tests I and the others found incredibly difficult.

    Anyway, I'm not too fussed - I'm glad it's out of the way because it means I can move on. I've moved back to my old role (Warfare Specialist) and will continue my application as that. Fortunately, I have over a year and 2 months of waiting already with that, so luckily I am allowed to continue my wait from where I left off, so hopefully it won't be two years before I am in!

    Thank you for asking how it went though, good to see people have a genuine interest in the outcome of people's tests. Have a good weekend lads!
  20. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Never mind, you still have a job option - good luck with it.

    On a positive note that's nearly a pass rate of 1 in 6, so well done to the three that passed. Hopefully more than one will pass the aircrew medical.

    Having had a chat with the branch manager, I understand that instead of two intakes of ten a year, there will be four of five - if sufficient numbers pass. It is quite possible the recruiting test score & academic threshold may well be revised upward.

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