Hi There I passed my RT back in May and was informed the sift for engineer apprentice would take place in September.
Just wondered if anyone else is still waiting to hear? I hoped I would have heard something by now even if its that I haven't got an interview
Ok I was only asking a question as when I look up this time last year applicants had actually already heard by now. I am putting other applications on hold for this so my apologies if I'm sounding impatient but I am understandably getting a little anxious for an out come.
Nothing here yet either.
I believe the Sift was scheduled for the end of September. I guess it will take a couple of weeks for admin / postal notifications etc....
Fingers crossed this week or next we shall hear some news.
Meeting you in the middle at 21 guys. I called them and they said there were over 150 applications for 15 placements even after they set upper psychometric test and sift requirements so don't feel too bad...
I too have been turned down. This is the second time for me so guess there is nothing else I can do. Submitted the best application I could. Maybe I am too old as well. (Older than you Britt3n). Maybe it is a very popular job choice.
Best of luck to all those who got through. For those for who this is their first attempt I would say stick with it and try again next March. I think it will be a great job. What could be more fun than being at sea and working on those huge diesels.
Anyone have any idea if there are any jobs less sort after? Lol.
I think, Seadog that there is no other way in for someone that is qualified engineering wise but does not have specific Motorman experience or certification. Sorry as appear to be answering for someone else here. The only way to get in seems to be as an already experienced seafarer or as a complete novice. Maybe the RFA may want to consider some level of entry between the two.
They are very narrow and specific about entry for a lot of their roles. Insisting on GCSE equivalent grade B for maths and science for some roles, for example when many people may have much higher and relevant qualifications but may only have a grade C equivalent in maths.
My condolences to those not receiving an interview,
I had my interview last week, unfortunately I didn't pass initially but have been given an opportunity for a second interview in early Jan for the AIB in late Jan. The recruitment officer felt that my research on RFA officers wasn't up to par however I have exhausted a lot of resources online so was hoping someone here would be able to point me in the right direction with regards to the following:
Expand on the role of an officer, distinction and the leadership and management responsibilities
Know about primary and secondary roles of an engineer officer in the RFA
Think about why you are applying
I am an ex RN aircraft engineer so have a good knowledge of ships, units, ranks, equipment, operations etc.. however the RFA does have quite a few differences which I was unaware of.