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Joining Up - A Thread For Parents/Guardians

Jonadame

Midshipman
As mentioned on another thread my son has had the all clear from Capita on the additional information provided by his GP. So the triage stage is now OK. The message from the Navy said they will now apply for a slot for him to join the Navy. Any ideas how long this takes and as he still needs a face to face medical, I am a bit confused. Any insight gratefully received! The message also indicated he will be able to provide evidence of meeting the PJFT standard once he has a slot. I assume this would take the place of a test in a gym as they are all closed in Wales.

Not sure but I was told I had a date requested too. It was mentioned again by my AFCO after my face to face medical. Will just have to wait and see when it comes through I guess!


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Not sure but I was told I had a date requested too. It was mentioned again by my AFCO after my face to face medical. Will just have to wait and see when it comes through I guess!


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Thanks for the reply. What branch are you joining and how long did it take to get the medical? My son applied for AET. I see the priority roles involve submarines to a large extent so I wonder if applicants for subs will get priority. Are you through the fitness test stage?
 

Jonadame

Midshipman
Thanks for the reply. What branch are you joining and how long did it take to get the medical? My son applied for AET. I see the priority roles involve submarines to a large extent so I wonder if applicants for subs will get priority. Are you through the fitness test stage?

I am going for AET too, we may be in same intake. I was told by my AFCO that it will be around late March/April, it could be the same for your son! Yes, they are definitely going through each step quicker from what I’ve seen. I am hoping to get it booked soon, I passed the medical about 2-3 weeks ago now. Will post in the Raleigh thread when I get my date


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Jackthedusty

Midshipman
As mentioned on another thread my son has had the all clear from Capita on the additional information provided by his GP. So the triage stage is now OK. The message from the Navy said they will now apply for a slot for him to join the Navy. Any ideas how long this takes and as he still needs a face to face medical, I am a bit confused. Any insight gratefully received! The message also indicated he will be able to provide evidence of meeting the PJFT standard once he has a slot. I assume this would take the place of a test in a gym as they are all closed in Wales.
Hi SD,
The process is a little skewed at the moment. The general rule of thumb regarding medicals is that your son will need a joining date first and then go onto a waiting list for the Face to face medical. The face to face medicals should take place at least 12 weeks prior to joining. However if there is spare capacity at the local Medical Examiners then your son may be lucky enough to get an earlier medical. I'm not sure how this will be effected in the Tier three areas though so you should check with you AFCO.
As for the fitness test, again it depends on the region and if the Gyms are still taking the PJFT. If the gyms near the AFCO are not doing fitness testing then your son will need to provide proof of his exercise routine, and the fact that he is taking regular exercise. This can be 'proved' by use of apps on mobile phones like strava (sceen shots).
 
Hi SD,
The process is a little skewed at the moment. The general rule of thumb regarding medicals is that your son will need a joining date first and then go onto a waiting list for the Face to face medical. The face to face medicals should take place at least 12 weeks prior to joining. However if there is spare capacity at the local Medical Examiners then your son may be lucky enough to get an earlier medical. I'm not sure how this will be effected in the Tier three areas though so you should check with you AFCO.
As for the fitness test, again it depends on the region and if the Gyms are still taking the PJFT. If the gyms near the AFCO are not doing fitness testing then your son will need to provide proof of his exercise routine, and the fact that he is taking regular exercise. This can be 'proved' by use of apps on mobile phones like strava (sceen shots).
Thanks for that. We are in Wales with a strict lockdown for 2 weeks and we don't know what will follow. I guess the AFCO will see what pans out. He is doing press ups etc and regular runs and getting well within the time limit so hopefully no issues there.
 
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