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Joining during COVID-19

p0jj

Newbie
Hi All

I've been lurking on this forum for quite a while now and although I've found answers to almost every question I had, there doesn't seem to be much on the "current situation".

So I applied for the role of communications apprentice on June 20th this year, did my recruit test at the AFCO on July 14th and have now been told that the sift is some time in October with interviews in November for an April start next year.

So my questions are as follows.

1) Are there any delays in recruitment for the RFA at the moment. I know that the current job market is very stale and that this has resulted in more people applying for the navy/army etc. Does anyone know what the typical intake for various roles in the RFA are and whether there has been an influx in potential recruits?

2) How are interviews being conducted at the moment. Do I need to travel down the Portsmouth for a face to face interview or is it a zoom/phone affair?

3) How long after being rejected do you have to wait before applying for the same role again?

I look forward to your responses and in the meantime I wait with fingers crossed to see whether I've got through the sifting process.
 

C-Roi

Midshipman
I am at Collingwood doing my Phase 1 Comms training at the moment. There was no delay for me and from what I've heard things are going as normal. Interviews were by phone for me back in March now (time flys!) but probably Phone or Skype now. And in terms of rejection, I believe it depends on the role. Could be immediate re-applying or could be 6 months or longer. Not sure though.
 

Martnet

Newbie
2) How are interviews being conducted at the moment. Do I need to travel down the Portsmouth for a face to face interview or is it a zoom/phone affair?

Can't respond to your other questions, but I'm scheduled for my AIB next week, and they're currently being held virtually via Skype
 
If rejected, it's a 12 month wait from the date of your interview before you can reapply. If you don't get an interview I believe you can reapply sooner.
 
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