Estimated joining time?

Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by otaconwill, Dec 2, 2011.

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  1. Probably the most common post on here, but i suppose it's always in different context with the times and different jobs.
    Comms technician, passed psychometric, medical and pjft as of today (in the order).
    I know it's impossible to tell but any idea how long i'm gonna have to wait, if i have to stack shelves for another 3 months or more i'm either gonna scream or join the French Foreign Legion.
    Cheers folks.
  2. Ask the AFCO when your interview is likely to be - if soon then hold off learning french!
  3. Your gonna be looking at a lot longer than 3 months mate. Your talking years atm.
  4. Welcome to Rum Ration, Otaconwill.

    When did you sit your RT?
  5. Are you being genuine, and if so is it like this for every job.
  6. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Yep. Use the search function and you'll see. Happy hunting.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2011
  7. No, just your job. Honest!
  8. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Off the top of my head, the only jobs with a wait of less than 12 months are ET(MESM), Dental Nurse & yep, STD (SM).
  9. When are you definitely put on the waiting list? I mean i started the process in october, put in for my specialisation in january and got my full application form in may, are any of them starting points or do i get put on after the interview?
  10. i guess that's something, so anything between 2-14 months would be a reasonable guess considering the apparent value of the role (unless the chief was just trying to coax me into a lousy job- being comms tech) and the fact that i've been through almost 12 months, right?
  11. I suspect over the next 12 months wait times will drop radically as many being offered places at Raleigh are turning them down. Also, numbers for the next financial year (starting Apr 2012) are likely to be higher than this current year.
    Comms Tech (in my opinion) is not a bad job, so hold out for it and I think you may be get in quicker than perhaps you're told.....
  12. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Concur with TB.

    Also would suggest Comms Tech is probably one of the best jobs which, by no coincidence, requires the highest RT score of all.

    The wait starts from when you pass the RT or choose the branch, whichever's later. Your AFCO are best placed to advise the wait specific to you.
  13. update: I have just recieved my date of interview for february, does this mean things are speeding up or is it just procedural?
  14. I would be fairly optimistic about that. As long as you're successful at interview the next hurdle will be PRNC, which is usually a few months before entry.
    All the best for 2012!
  15. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Applicants for most branches are being fully processed from the outset at present (except those with a wait of over 30 moths).

    The fact the interview maybe earlier than originally anticipated doesn't necessarily mean the waiting time has significantly shortened.

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