Do you know the waiting times for Warfare Specialist?

#1
Hello everyone, I have my PJFT tomorrow morning and I am very nervous. I have completed all of the interviews and every other stage apart from the PRNC which I can't do until I have passed the fitness test. I completed my recruitment test in April and was told it would be about 18 months from that point to get in the navy as a warfare specialist, but that seems so high as I have seen people getting into the navy in under a year of applying.

Any replies would be great!

Enjoy your day!

James P
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#4
If you passed the recruiting test in April, it seems to have taken a long time to reach the PJFT, but neveretheless, the advice offered by your AFCO is probably as accurate as any random punt on here by someone that doesn't have a clue about your individual circumstances.

WS(MW) has a significantly shorter wait than WS, but it's just a case of selecting the job you want to do and biding your time. There are a finite number of jobs available and the wait is governed by the number applying ahead of you and the number of training places available each term/year for your chosen branch. We cannot "magic" a requirement for more Warfare Specialists than are needed and in fact, those applying today, probably have a longer wait to join than you do.
 
#6
The advice i got from my CA was to keep fitness levels up just in case a place comes up quickly through someone dropping out or something, but not to count on it happening. Be prepared to join at short notice but also be prepared to wait.
 
#10
Well already 6 months in to the wait in theory- so probably not as long left as it seems as long as the wait time doesn't increase. Believe me i understand wanting to get in asap but just one of those things. Smash it tomorrow and get that ticked off so it doesn't delay your app and take it a step at a time and all that jazz.
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#16
Snag is, the AFCO cannot bid for an entry date until selection is successfully completed. This means those passing the recruiting test after someone who delays their application, will be allocated ahead.
 
#17
Haha, you actually all care! I passed with a time of 10 minutes and 23 seconds. I had previously done better, but stupidly had been running all week leading up to my run!
 

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