Congratulations!I got a provisional offer for Comms Apprentice , unbelievably happy !!
If successful you'll be very popular on any ship you're on when it goes foreign.Sent off my application today for the Deck Officer Cadetship and really hoping to get in, but I'm worried because I don't really have any relevant experience as far as I'm aware.
I have good GCSEs and A-Levels and a good degree, but nothing in a relevant topic. All of my skills (I speak three languages fluently, and a further three or four if you count Galician to intermediate level) seem completely irrelevant. I've done some leadership stuff before, but I'm worried it won't be enough as the way the application form is set out it barely even shows does anyone have any advice on my chances? I'm usually a fast learner and I'm really, really eager to get this so I will work really hard but I'm still worried I will be outclassed by those with more relevant qualifications and experience.
Another question: does anyone know if they automatically call you for the RT if you're eligible? Or do they only call those with the best applications?
Thanks for the advice! I'm going to start reading through everything I can now, and hope I hear something back soonPrior experience is not needed, our training will give you what you need.
What we are after is potential, we want to see that the people we hire will use that training successfully.
There are lots of ways to show that potential
I would strongly suggest a thorough read of these forums, you are not the first in the boat to feel nerves. Include a read of the RN new intake stuff as well, the process is similar enough for there to be good info in there too!
Just be prepared to wait, I don't know what it's like for the cadetship but as an apprentice I applied last August and my start date is this September.Thanks for the advice! I'm going to start reading through everything I can now, and hope I hear something back soon
I hope so too!Not sure mate, I could be the exception rather than the rule. Hopefully it will be a lot quicker for you.
Do you have any idea when they meet?I think that a big factor is when you apply in relation to when the SIFT panel meet. I was interviewed last October and arrived at Sultan 4th of March, so fairly quick in my case.