METOC waiting time

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  1. Hi,
    This ones for ninja if he's about!
    I'm asking for a friend who's son is going for his interview in a couple of weeks but is after a heads up. Would you know what the waiting time is for METOC's?
    I looked back at the recent chef/ma thread that had waiting times on but it wasn't shown.

    Thanks in advance for your help
     
  2. MA: 24 months
    Logs(CS)(P) (Chef to the rest of us): 2 months
    AET: 3 months
    Comms Tech: 9 months
    Diver; 10 months
    ET(ME): 6 months
    ET(WE): 9 months
    MA(SM):18 months
    NA(AH): 18 months
    NA(SE): 3 months
    SEA SPEC: 9 months
    Logs(SC) (old SA): 6 months
    WS(HM): 15 months
    WS(MW): 2 months
    WS: 2 months
    Logs(Pers) (Old writer): 3 months
    Logs(CS)(D) (Old steward): Are you busy at the end of next month?
    CIS: Ditto
     
  3. Thanks for that r_s_l, i'm not uptodate with these new fangled job titles!
     
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    To be honest, I sometimes can't keep apace of the changes either. (Weapons Engineers, Operator Mechanics, and the list goes on.... "Ooh, I know, lets change the name "Chef" to "Logistician Catering Services Preparation"- it makes it so much easier for everyone to understand").

    I seem to remember reading something recently that Hydrography & Meteorology were again being streamed back to their old source branches after joining as a WS(HM). It's probably worth having a double check on that one. (I'm on leave at the mo').

    Similarly WS submariners are again being re-streamed back into sonar & tactical trades. Air Engineers have a high fail-rate in phase two training since the additional Maths test was removed from the selection procedure- sooner or later some genius will think to re-introduce the badly needed test.

    In days of yore, of course, we used to have Survey Recorders for the Hydrographic & Oceanographic bit and the METOCs as the Wincy Willis "weathergirls".

    Whilst change for the better is welcome, "Wheel re-invention" is sadly that which some people seem to excel at.
     
  5. I can confirm this Ninja . My AFCO emailed me to inform me of the change as it will take place before I join.
     
  6. It is indeed true, as predicted by many in the branch who said "that just won't work" we were told to wind our necks in and shut up, now 3 years later we find out that, yes you've guessed it! it hasn't bloody worked and so now we go back to source branch(with a new name of course!)
     

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