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Joining Up - A Thread For Parents/Guardians

Update- F2F medical arranged on Monday for tomorrow ( Wednesday) but then postponed today until next week- so getting there.
Today's update, Raleigh pre joining brief, via Zoom now booked for mid February, no mention of PRNC, so not sure if these are going ahead in the current circumstances? Join date still at 12/04/21
 

Jackthedusty

Midshipman
Hi, PRNC is not happening during the Lockdowns and Tiered systems. This is being constantly reviewed and once it is back the candidates will be informed.
 

Lot123

Newbie
Does anyone have a contact we can go to for help With my sons application? He is being messed about and we are now going backwards. his Application is now into its 19th month. all paperwork has been submitted. Medical and interview done and passed. 1 vital piece of medical paperwork went missing (capita) even though it was submitted online and via post. no one told him it was not showing on the system and he wasted 8 months of his application. Now they are asking for a his passport/ birth certificates, etc. capita and his recruitment officer have had these at least twice if not more. His recruitment officer has been changed twice in the last 5 weeks And I’d now back with his original one, who won’t give him a straight answer. the recruitment officer was talking about start dates this April back last September, but now they asking for all his paperwork again???!! it comes across as a total mess. He has done everything asked of him again and again. It cost him £85 to get a copy medical certificate because his Recruitment officer failed to say the one he submitted for whatever reason “ went missing” and it turns out that for 5 months every time my son rang this officer, he though he was talking to a different recruit!!!!!! sorry to vent like this but we need help!!!!
 

FuryIsHere

Midshipman
anytime you get paperwork, make at least two copies of it if possible, this will back up your paper trail, sorry this is as helpful as I can be as I have just started the recruitment process, but I have knowledge of backing up paperwork cos of my current work.

I hope you and your son get this sorted.
 
My son has his F2F medical booked for next Thursday 18th Feb. He applied for AET last April. This appointment has come as a bit of a surprise as his entry date was last estimated to be August, and we thought the medical would not happen for some months yet. He has emailed his AFCO to see if there has been any change. Will report back when he hears.
 

Sumo

War Hero
My son has his F2F medical booked for next Thursday 18th Feb. He applied for AET last April. This appointment has come as a bit of a surprise as his entry date was last estimated to be August, and we thought the medical would not happen for some months yet. He has emailed his AFCO to see if there has been any change. Will report back when he hears.
Hope he stayed fit, and no slacking.
Good luck to him.
 

Branch-Hopper

War Hero
Raleigh goes on Easter leave on the 2nd April.
So , by joining on the Tuesday they will manage only two full days before going on leave?

I recognise that this is not my specialised subject, but seems pretty mad, especially as it doubles the chances of any Covid being imported to the establishment.

What do I know?
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Normally no new entrants are taken in two weeks before a leave period, things are a bit different at the moment but I don't think that's changed. I would suggest @Mum's the Word or her soon-to-be sailor confirms the date, and whether it's for Raleigh, BRNC or Collingwood.
 

Jackthedusty

Midshipman
There have been a few Tuesday entries around leave periods. Not sure what the plan is for Easter Leave this year but I’m sure that the information will be available in the coming weeks. Ask the AFCO.
 

Chris P

War Hero
Maybe Easter going into Covid quarantine this year!

Easter cancelled due to Covid this year, there will be two Easters next year :rolleyes:..
 
so in the time since my last message , we have been given yet another start date- this time 23-03, keeps getting earlier, however due to lock down my lad has not been able to do his trade wires test and also has to have a second hearing test- dates have come through these today for 8/9th march, so it leaves us 2 weeks then to buy all the kit, move him out of his flat and give notice to his Job and accommodation. we cannot do anything before 9th march to prep as if hearing is not improved after having a suction treatment- he will be PMU. keep moving the start dates is really causing issues, anyone else having their offspring's dates moved frequently?
 

Sumo

War Hero
so in the time since my last message , we have been given yet another start date- this time 23-03, keeps getting earlier, however due to lock down my lad has not been able to do his trade wires test and also has to have a second hearing test- dates have come through these today for 8/9th march, so it leaves us 2 weeks then to buy all the kit, move him out of his flat and give notice to his Job and accommodation. we cannot do anything before 9th march to prep as if hearing is not improved after having a suction treatment- he will be PMU. keep moving the start dates is really causing issues, anyone else having their offspring's dates moved frequently?
all I can suggest is speak to the recruiter, and state they have asked your son to achieve certain things, pre entry, and as good as the dates they are giving your son are, they are not allowing your son time to achieve their request and be able to put his life in order before joining, E.g. contractual obligations in resigning from current job and returning and moving out of current home.
 
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