Nervous!!!

Hi again people!

I'm bloody nervous about tomorrow already. Probably because they're gonna laugh at me for even thinking I have a chance of getting in but I'm going to try.

Worst part about it, I'll be having an IT diploma in 2 weeks - I.e. My first EVER qualification. So it would have been better to put on the application tomorrow instead of leaving it blank... do you think I should explain this?

Also, is there anything I should be reading for tomorrow's visit? I can't find anything specific about ET (WE) or AET on the website. Just a basic outline of the jobs. Is there any current events, history, new ships, etc that I should be reading about for tomorrow or will that be a necessity for the 'Formal' interview?

I've just put some Kiwi-Black on my shoes and left them on some newspaper ready to be buffered off tomorrow - The smell of the Kiwi polish brings back some memories I can tell you! :neutral:
 

Karma

War Hero
Relax (not that being told to relax actually helps)

What do you mean by ''having an IT Diploma in two weeks''? Are you awaiting a result? If so then put it on the form and just put ''result awaited'' after it. If your confirmed on a course or exam then bring it up in the discussion, make sure they know about it.
 
Karma said:
Relax (not that being told to relax actually helps)

What do you mean by ''having an IT Diploma in two weeks''? Are you awaiting a result? If so then put it on the form and just put ''result awaited'' after it. If your confirmed on a course or exam then bring it up in the discussion, make sure they know about it.

Hi Karma.

How best to explain this Diploma? lol

Right, it's made up of modules. Once you complete a mandatory module (Done), you have to choose 4 addition modules out of 8 to compete. I've got 1 left to cpmplete and I'll have the mandatory module and the 4 additional ones then. All that happens then is my course tutor will send them off and I'll receive a Diploma back saying I have a level 1 Diploma in IT - then it's onto level 2.

But how best to explain that to them tomorrow? :???:
 

calvin1975

Midshipman
chill out man, seriously, your going to give yourself an ulcer!, the formal interview is when your going to need to be tooled up with info, but you only need to know whats available in the paraphanalia that they give out and whats on their web site, it wont hurt to know a bit about your choosen trade though, just be cool and smart man, good luck!
 

chieftiff

War Hero
Moderator
How about " I am about to complete the final module of my level 1 IT Diploma with ********* College"

Hmmmm! level 1? Diploma? Who is the qualification accredited to?
 
calvin1975 said:
chill out man, seriously, your going to give yourself an ulcer!, the formal interview is when your going to need to be tooled up with info, but you only need to know whats available in the paraphanalia that they give out and whats on their web site, it wont hurt to know a bit about your choosen trade though, just be cool and smart man, good luck!

Lol as ever, I'm a bag of nerves.

I'm actually on the website now reading about the Royal Marines logistical and operational training they've been giving to the Afghan National Army.

I'm reading about news and the general reason behind some of the operation hot-spots listed on the Atlas.

I've read the job descriptions for ET (WE) and AET long ago, but I'll read them again tonight just to brush up on my knowledge!

chieftiff said:
How about " I am about to complete the final module of my level 1 IT Diploma with ********* College"

Hmmmm! level 1? Diploma? Who is the qualification accredited to?

The proper title for it is, "Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Level 1 Diploma for IT users". But there's also a Level 2 (Plus) and Level 3 (Advanced)

I know the first level is a load of crap, but I've got to do it to work my way up to the Level 3 (A-Level equivalent)

But it's still better to put down than leaving it blank! lol
 

andym

War Hero
Credders,just be yourself,dont bullshit and enjoy it.They arent there to to make you life a misery,that comes at Raleigh.Ask questions as they come to you,just remember if you have a question its important to you, no matter how daft it might seem.Good luck for tomorrow.
 
andym said:
Credders,just be yourself,dont bullshit and enjoy it.They arent there to to make you life a misery,that comes at Raleigh.Ask questions as they come to you,just remember if you have a question its important to you, no matter how daft it might seem.Good luck for tomorrow.

Thanks AndyM. Sound advice as always.

Don't worry, I've got a few questions for them! lol You know me! :grin:
 

andym

War Hero
Good effort,its a shame you couldnt have read John Wintons book "We joined the Navy".It has some of the best answers to the question "So,why do you want to join the Navy"!
 
andym said:
Good effort,its a shame you couldnt have read John Wintons book "We joined the Navy".It has some of the best answers to the question "So,why do you want to join the Navy"!

Shame nobody recommended it before now! :evil:

So will they ask me tomorrow why I want to join?

I do know why I want to join, but I don't know if my reasons are good enough! lol
 

chieftiff

War Hero
Moderator
creddly said:
The proper title for it is, "Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Level 1 Diploma for IT users". But there's also a Level 2 (Plus) and Level 3 (Advanced)

I know the first level is a load of crap, but I've got to do it to work my way up to the Level 3 (A-Level equivalent)

But it's still better to put down than leaving it blank! lol

Creddly that's a perfectly credible qualification and like you say level 1 is a stepping stone, I always get suspicious when people describe a qual as a "Diploma" because there is so much crap around. Tell the AFCO what it is, if nothing else it shows you are willing to learn off your own back and that you are literate :lol:
 
chieftiff said:
creddly said:
The proper title for it is, "Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Level 1 Diploma for IT users". But there's also a Level 2 (Plus) and Level 3 (Advanced)

I know the first level is a load of crap, but I've got to do it to work my way up to the Level 3 (A-Level equivalent)

But it's still better to put down than leaving it blank! lol

Creddly that's a perfectly credible qualification and like you say level 1 is a stepping stone, I always get suspicious when people describe a qual as a "Diploma" because there is so much crap around. Tell the AFCO what it is, if nothing else it shows you are willing to learn off your own back and that you are literate :lol:

I suppose Level 1 isn't that bad. And Level 2 is the requirement for most Admin Jobs. So Level 3 must be a decent one to have.

I've figured that if I can't get a job, at least I can devote my time to getting these qualifications! lol

What might not sound credible to you is that it's not actually at a college, but at the local Library. They are fully qualified tutors and they've got brand new really expensive computers. No cheapies!!!
 
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