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Maximum time between the recruit test and medical test

loggie93

Midshipman
Hi Guys,

I am hoping to be a Logistics Officer for the Navy and just passed my recruit test this morning (YAY!!:D); but I have a slight problem with my application:

I need a BMI of 25 before I can pass my medical and I still need to lose another 7kg to reach that point. Losing the weight is not an issue as I have already lost 15kg; but I was just wondering how long I can wait between my recruit test and the medical to lose the excess weight.

Thank you in advance for any help that you can give me!
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
The clock with regard the validity of medical suitability only starts once the medical standard has been achieved.

The recruiting test remains valid 3 years.
 

loggie93

Midshipman
Aside from losing a significant amount of weight, you will need to get yourself fit for your PJFT.

That's not a problem; I have been attending cardio and resistance training 5 times a week since January...My only qualm is that my running is at 15 minutes for the 2.4km, but I'm sure that I can reduce that over the next couple of months with some practice. Luckily, being a female, 14 minutes and 35 seconds is my PJFT requirement (obviously however, that is not my target, hopefully I will be able to meet the training standard of 13 minutes 15 seconds).

Thanks.
 
Good luck with your training! I'm pretty sure that the PJFT times are the same as the training times now, however. MY AFCO told me the reason, but I can't remember what it was ~_~
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
I'm pretty sure that the PJFT times are the same as the training times now, however. MY AFCO told me the reason, but I can't remember what it was

Doubtless there will be a reason why the Pre Joining Fitness Test run times are the same as the RN Fitness Test which is taken the day after you join. Can't for the life of me remember why, mind.

Maybe it's something to do with ensuring that once the PJFT is passed, the visits to the gym outnumber the visits to Greggs?
 

loggie93

Midshipman
Maybe it's something to do with ensuring that once the PJFT is passed, the visits to the gym outnumber the visits to Greggs?

Now why does this seem like a personal dig? Nevertheless, thanks for the information, I will make sure I achieve the required times.

:thumright:
 

loggie93

Midshipman
Another Question: What else is required in the PJFT? I know about the mandatory run; but is there a swimming test too?
There isn't much information on the website about the test itself.
 
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