The AIB follows the same format as the Royal Navy, hence it has a physical component.Could anyone clarify what's actually involved for the RFA fitness wise? Cheers.
However, I've also heard people talk about how RFA recruits at the AIB have to complete bleep tests, do timed runs and swims etc.
Nice one, how did it go?Having done an AIB 3 weeks ago thats where the only fitness component comes into the RFA recruitment process other than an ENG 1 and that’s only for officer cadets. Also when attending Dartmouth it’s best to be able to reach the times that the RN expects, that’s what the Cmndr said at the AIB anyway
21 years old and fed up with working in the car showroom that I'm currently in. Applied for the RFA about a month ago as a Communications apprentice. Got good A Levels and GCSE's so hopefully that helps me... though absolutely no experience at sea (apart from messing about on my mates dinghy... does that count?).
Unfortunately got extremely mild asthma (played football 5x a week for 5 years and now go to the gym 5 times a week - never use my blue inhaler though did occasionally before turning 18). Spoke to an MCA doctor re: ENG1 and explained my situation, history, current medication etc - thankfully the bloke said I'd be fine. After being knocked back from the Armed Forces (dream was always to be a fighter pilot!) I think the RFA would be somewhere I could thrive in, and the experience of travelling the world and developing myself is something I really want to get into.
Anyway - pyschometric test at Palace Barracks next Wednesday. Think I've prepared well for it, done a number of online tests getting 90%+ in reasoning, maths and English but only getting 70% ish in mechanical - does anyone know the pass mark? Or is it a case of taking the highest scorers on to next stage.
Excited to progress my application and fingers (toes/legs/arms/everything) crossed I can make the grade.
That’s fantastic news! It is unlikely you will hear anything till at least the middle of September (October sounds about right) because most of the recruiting staff are on annual leave for a few weeks now. Good luck with the next step!Done the RT today. Thanks for advice above guys, 100% helped. Pretty sure I've nailed the reasoning, maths and english sections and only about 5 questions in mechanical that I was guessing at. Probably won't hear anything until October now apparently but fingers crossed... would of liked to of heard my scores there and then like the others who were taking it for Marines/Navy. Keeping everything crossed.
I did my RT yesterday morning and heard that I'd passed within a few hours so hopefully it's the same for you, good luck!Done the RT today. Thanks for advice above guys, 100% helped. Pretty sure I've nailed the reasoning, maths and english sections and only about 5 questions in mechanical that I was guessing at. Probably won't hear anything until October now apparently but fingers crossed... would of liked to of heard my scores there and then like the others who were taking it for Marines/Navy. Keeping everything crossed.
Did my joining phase two years ago so it’s still relatively fresh. I was never told my marks either what I should aim for pre test nor what I got post test.
I think it’s only an issue if you fail and want feedback.
Just search online for tests. Prison officer, firefighter, etc., they’re all relatively similar and get your brain working in different areas. I even got my wife to just write out 30 maths questions at a time and I’d set a time limit and go for it. I also found BBC bitesize quite useful but only the basics.
You shouldn’t have a problem if you’ve got A levels!
Advice on the day - if you get stuck, leave it and go on. They tend to set them in waves of easy to hard then back to easy then hard! If you’ve any time left, and you will be pushed, go back and guess! You’ve normally a 1 in 4 chance of getting it right.
That’s my advice, but then again I was last at school in ‘83! But I did pass everything and got in.
Sent from my SM-G950F using TapatalkGot nothing yet. Buzzing for a sleepless night exactly what I wanted!