Newbie, lots of questions

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  1. hi im 16 and today handed my application form in for the navy, my first role preference was warfare specialist and my second preference was mine warfare specialist. I'm very academic and im predicted A*'s A's and B's in all of my GCSE's. i was told if my application is approved the test id be sitting is on the 28th of july. I have read through sample questions that are on these tests and they seem staright forward. what else should i expect on the test? also what sorts of things will i be asked in the interview?

    finally how long after the test do you find out if you where successfull?
    thanks alot :)
  2. When I did my tests they got marked on the same day so I knew I was through there and then.
  3. Try using search button
  4. do the results in the test have to be higher than average in order to become a warfare specialist?

    ive looked on here at past posts and theyve helped alot. thanks
  5. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

  6. quite the opposite, WS isn't a particularly cerebral job.

    if you are as you say very academic, I'd suggest you choose a job which requires a bit more thought.
  7. I like the looks of warfare specialist, what other jobs would i suit that are very like warfare sepcialist. I liked the look of mine diver but you have to be 17 to start that.
  8. Well the waiting list for Diver is 24 months, from NS other thread. So you'd be 18+ by the time you actually got in. Though I don't know if the application would be accepted or not.
  9. Not for English though, right? :p

    A Butcher's Apostrophe
  10. I realise this is a bad way to make my first post, but I'm pretty sure you can use an apostrophe after an abbreviation of capital letters (something like CD perhaps, can be CD's or CDs). I don't like it myself much prefer the CDs option, but I am reliably informed that either is 'technically' acceptable. Whether 'A' is an abbreviation or not doesn't really matter - it's a capital letter so I think the same principle should hold.

    Thank's. :wink: .
  11. can anyone advise please?
    I have my careers enquiry interview next month for a role as an officer, i have not met the officer who deals with officer recruits yet and have only spoken with the Cpl. Is this the sift interview? I am revising everything i need to know and preparing for it as if it is. I have not done my RT yet or fitness test.
    Ive tried to contact my AFCO and Officer Careers Laison Centre but no joy.
  12. What do you mean when you say that you have tried to contact your AFCO but in vain?
  13. Its ok i have managed to get a hold of someone now. Glad i phoned up, its not the sift interview. oh well no harm in knowing my stuff sooner!
  14. Your first post is a lot better than most people's first efforts - no problem there. :lol:

    I'm not convinced by this however. I know you should use apostrophes when the meaning would otherwise be unclear, for example, "remember to dot you i's" but I haven't heard of their use for abbreviations. What's your source for this?

    Mind you, the rules of the English language would be more correctly named the guidelines of the English language. Have you read "Eats shoots and leaves"?
  15. Good link there, another absolutely predominate grammatical sabbatical of the internet can be found in the following:

    Your, you're, their, there, they're..

    By God, 9 times out of 10 they'll get it wrong :roll:

    A quick guide:

    Your: possessive i.e. "That is your handbag?"
    you're: literally, "you are" i.e. "you're a nob."
    their: possessive i.e. "That is their house over there"
    there: best described (due to it simultaneously being noun, pronoun, adverb etc.) as a point or place i.e. "Stand over there."
    they're: "They are" i.e. "Having received their pay, they're going to the pub over there.

    /waste of time :wink:
  16. Thank god someone finally pointed that out. Don't feel like I've been on here for long enough to be able to say anything but it really does my head in!!
  17. You get that on all forums though. I don't mind when people always use there, or always use your. What I find funny is when they mix and match their, they're and there and use them all wrong. Like the football is over their, there a bunch of *******.

    Or the classic, when someone types "Your an idiot!" I find that quite funny.

    Apostrophes aren't so clear cut. As far as I know James's and James' are both correct? Plus if you type quickly it's easy enough to put them in the wrong place, I do it all the time.

    Ellipses are another one, but I can't be botherd. :lol:
  18. As we all know, an apostrophe should not be used to make a plural (orange's) but usually indicates possession (guzzler's huge manhood) or a missing letter (there's no need to explain that 8) ).

    It could be considered that there is a missing bit in, for example, CD; the missing bit being the 'isc' of 'Disc'. I would argue that CD is a word in its (no apostrophe) own right therefore no apostrophe when used in its plural form, though I agree this is open to debate.

    What isn't open to debate is this:

    "As far as I know James's and James' are both correct?"

    Question mark at the end of a statement! Ye Gods man! :lol:

    I do get out sometimes.

  19. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Pants on fire.
  20. I'll have you know I've just been down the pub and had two pints.

    Well, it is Friday :lol:

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