How long for paperwork/date?

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  1. Hi
    just wondering how long before you get your paperwork? Been over a month now since I did my PFJT!
    Initially told Sept but now maybe Jan /Feb? How do they pick from the list?
    Numerical, random or by trade?
  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Entry dates are allocated approximately one term ahead on a strict basis of when you pass all elements of selection. Unlike Officer selection, if someone passes selection later than you with higher scores, they will not leap-frog ahead of you.

    Currently entry dates are being allocated for November 09 or thereabouts, however shortage category trades such as Steward Submariner can probably get an entry date far sooner than November.

    Different trades have different required numbers & run phase two trade training courses as required. Many trades are heavily oversubscribed with many more applicants than we need.

    For example we only need about 40 divers per year & have over 100 who are waiting to join, hence the long wait in that trade & many others.
  3. So is warfare specialist one such trade ?
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Yep those passing selection for Warfare Specialist this month can expect an entry date in around Jan 09 unless they are lucky & someone is unable to take up the offered place thus feeing-up a short-notice entry date.
  5. i passed mine in april. im going in as WS so am i expecting january time to?
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    I'd guess Nov/Dec
  7. LOL, I passed mine in may, and my Careers adviser had said there places for me in september, and he is bidding for me. He had a few dates on september he could bid for me he said, so i dunno, just have to wait and see.

    Crossed fingers.
  8. passed my PTFT last thursday and got my start date today for 8th November,im going in as AET
  9. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Unless you get a short-notice cancellation, if joining as a Warfare Specialist, it's possible you may get an Nov/Dec entry date, but Sept is looking pretty full at present & January is the more likely date if you are not notified within the next 6 weeks.
  10. Well...What a kick in the arse. Roll on January or later :cry:

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