Just waiting for a start date

Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by Inked_K, Feb 25, 2016.

Welcome to the Navy Net aka Rum Ration

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial RN website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. Hi all,

    You've probably all read a similar thread a million times. I just wanted to share my experience so far.
    So I applied for WS in November 2015, short after this sat the RT and had my formal interview. Did my eye test and security vetting questionnaire (there was a bit of a break due to Xmas and New Year).
    Had my medical on 05/02/16 followed by my fitness test on 23/02/16 - Passed first time. I achieved 2.4km in 12:58, I'm a 25 year old female. Was over the moon considering every time I practiced I couldn't seem to do it! Must have been the adrenaline. Intervals of sprinting and jogging worked a treat for me as I don't like running at a constant space for a long period of time!

    Heard from the AFCO and its all just a waiting game until I get a start date... No idea when this will be!
    No time for relaxing though, I'm training hard!
  2. Well done
    I like reading about other peoples successes. I guess I'm almost living vicariously because my application is taking an awfully long time, with what seems like a hiccup at every stage!
    I'd be interested to see what sort of "waiting time" you're given now you've been successful.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Thank you :)
    I was originally told I'd be looking at June/July for Raleigh when I applied.
    What stage are you at?
  4. I'm not wholly sure, but there are quite regular intakes at Raleigh I seem to remember. Even every week or so? So could be you'll be in very soon. How exciting

    I submitted my initial application in July 2015. Sat the RT in August. Went for my medical in October, and am still at that stage unfortunately due to a number of issues. If that's all well and good (fingers crossed), I still have the fitness test, sift interview and AIB to contend with. Could be a long road yet for me! I am committed though, and hopeful it'll all come good and be worth it in the end!

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I am super excited!.. Just got the PRNC to go which I should get a date for when I get my date for Raleigh!

    It can be such a long process can't it. I would say that is the 'test' to see if those are willing to commit to such a long and drawn out process! Ah, once it's all go again I'm sure you'll sail through the rest quickly. Best of luck!
    • Informative Informative x 1
  6. Thank you, and yes, I have had exactly the same thought! Almost as if it's a reward for those who stick at it, as well as crack the many stage application itself!

    Good luck to you too, and all the best

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share This Page