Find out from your recruiter or from Raleigh when your course starts and then you'll know for how long you'll have to be in holdover,for if you don't start automatically on your phase 2.But even if you do start your phase 2 don't expect to go straight onto your course you might have to do kill skills, blah blah........etc.
Depends on the branch and the time of year you finish part 1. I started mine a week Monday after RALEIGH, people that stay at RALEIGH usually start the following week. If you finish RALEIGH around a leave period, that can delay starting your part 2.
On the other end of the scale, if youâ€™re in a specialist area say a submariner stoker, they have to wait for the correct course to run. As there are general service stokers too, and we need more of them than in sub's, they run 4:1 courses (number approximate).
So the answer is, nobody knows!
No, really, it depends on your branch and the time of year.