HELP .... AFCO & trade choice....

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  1. Hello All,

    I'm hoping someone may be able to offer some advice or opinion !

    I've just taken the RT test for the second time and as I expected my maths let me
    down a bit... but I think I got about average scores in the other parts.

    The Officer at the AFCO said they would send me leaflets on trades that I am eligible for
    - imagine my surprise when a leaflet on "Aircraft Handler" turned up !

    Questions are:
    1) What other trades have an "equivalence" to Aircraft Handler (Seaman specialist ?!)
    2) Why offer A/C Handler when the RN will have no Aircraft to speak of ? !
    3) Can I transfer my application to the RFA or would I need to apply again ?

    Any advice/opinions greatly appreciated :)

  2. 48 month waiting list for AH though mate, but if thats what you want to do im sure it'd be worth the wait.
  3. If the navy arnt going to let you do some of the engineering trades I would go for the first trade that you think you might like and has a fairly shortish waiting list. What did you want to do if you managed better with the maths?
  4. Tacamo,

    NA (AH) is the lowest scoring academic job we offer. Therefore, I presume you test score wasn't very high. That said it may still be enough for RFA, but you will need to fill out there application form and see what they say. As you have been made aware there is currently a 48 month wait for NA (AH). So really it down to you to make a decision.

  5. i'm a backwards retard at maths, it limited me to a certain extent, so i couldnt do any of "trade jobs" but there was still a shed load of other jobs that were still there, and good ones like mw (which im going for) but aircraft handler was my second.
  6. As the Ca's on here will probably tell you (ive been told it aswell) dont pick a job just because it has the lowest waiting time, it really is a crap reason for a job you could be doing for min 4 years.
  7. Ok ... thanks for your comments - it's given me some more food for thought. Just ome final thing though - I've also completed my electrical apprenticeship and hold an NVQ3 and JIB grading as an Electrician - don't suppose this cut's any ice with the AFCO though if you don't do so good on the RT ?

    Thanks again.
  8. No it doesn't. Just make sure that you do your very best at the RT.

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