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dreamer1987

Midshipman
Evening all,

OK so walking through Leeds one day last month on the usual dailly grind, I decided that I had spent enough time looking online at navy careers and went into AFCO.

I have my RT at Leeds on the 20th May & just wondered what happens from there, do I just do the test on that day and then await interview or would interview be on the same day?

any tips/advice much appreciated!

Cheers
 

dreamer1987

Midshipman
cheers for that, although I'll no doubt be up for a few hours now looking through!! oh well!

cheers mate, massively appreciated
 

builderbambi

Lantern Swinger
Hey what do you want to go into? There are waiting times on the forum in the newbies section. Waiting time starts from passing rt. I've passed every thing, now waiting so I don't know anything really! But in the same boat as a lot of people just waiting.
 

dabbzie

Lantern Swinger
Hi dreamer goodluck with your chosen trade. I'm still waiting like the rest. Just study hard an train hard as it'll make it easier in the end.

And welcome to RR.
 
Yeah we are all waiting. Just stay positive and keep both your fitness, and your spirits up. Lost my job today but Im staying positive as one day Il reach the navy :)
 

gazbo1988

Lantern Swinger
Scouse_Castaway said:
Yeah we are all waiting. Just stay positive and keep both your fitness, and your spirits up. Lost my job today but Im staying positive as one day Il reach the navy :)

sorry to hear about that Scouse_Castaway, it will come sooner rather then later. i started my application in oct 08 and im of to Raleigh next week! it passes really quick!
 

Ruby_curry

Lantern Swinger
October 08!? Bloody hell thats a long wait. Sorry to hear about your job scouse, hopefully Raleigh will call soon.
 

gazbo1988

Lantern Swinger
it has been a hell of a long time but trust me when that later drops on your door step it is the best feeling in the world !
 

Ruby_curry

Lantern Swinger
Was there a delay in your selection process at all because i didn't think the waiting times were that bad back then.
 

gazbo1988

Lantern Swinger
well i had a shoulder op in june 08 so wasnt classed as med fit till june 09, i had my medical in april 09 then my PJFT was in august 09 and got my entry date in oct 09...
 

dreamer1987

Midshipman
Cheers all, I'm looking to join as a chef or steward (SM) so waiting times are slightly lower than ships but still looks like Im in for a long wait.... I'm sure it'll be worth it in the end :)

thanks again
 

soleil

War Hero
Scouse_Castaway said:
Yeah we are all waiting. Just stay positive and keep both your fitness, and your spirits up. Lost my job today but Im staying positive as one day Il reach the navy :)

Scouse Castaway

I'm really sorry to hear about your job.
 
Thanks Sol. Means alot. I'l get by though. Gonna spend a few weeks job hunting first as dont wanna become a Dole monkey. hehe

Now then, off to Vote.
 

soleil

War Hero
Scouse_Castaway said:
Thanks Sol. Means alot. I'l get by though. Gonna spend a few weeks job hunting first as dont wanna become a Dole monkey. hehe

Now then, off to Vote.

Good attitude.

You can have a hug and a kiss (sisterly!) to make you feel better.
 

Beeline

Lantern Swinger
Scouse_Castaway said:
Yeah we are all waiting. Just stay positive and keep both your fitness, and your spirits up. Lost my job today but Im staying positive as one day Il reach the navy :)

Hey, have you considered temp working? The market is still quite good for agency workers, might be worth a try as quite a few end up being turned into permanent positions. I know 'reed' are quite good, they tend to get things moving pretty quickly, and cover a range of industries. Alternatively, a lot of retailers tend to advertise jobs online now rather than in store, so whilst probably not your dream job- something to tide you over until the good Navy shaped job comes along!
 
Good idea that Bee. Plus, retail is also a potentially good idea for me. The hours would fit alongside fitness training, rather than screw it up like wetherspoons (my now ex-employer) did. motivation dies hard after a 14hr shift ending at 3am lol
 

Beeline

Lantern Swinger
Scouse_Castaway said:
Good idea that Bee. Plus, retail is also a potentially good idea for me. The hours would fit alongside fitness training, rather than screw it up like wetherspoons (my now ex-employer) did. motivation dies hard after a 14hr shift ending at 3am lol

Not suprised at that time in the morning! 8O I prefer working in retail rather than when I worked with food & drink, people are gross, haha! But maybe register with an agency, and meanwhile look at ww.jobcentreplus.com and other sites, then you have all bases covered. Good luck!
 
Yeah I will do just that.

Was gutting really. Had nearly 2 years of problem free time with the company.....then moved back north and transferred to a new spoons..........and it all went down like the titanic then lol. Hehe I'm always seemingly cursed when up north

Loving the betting odds on the election
 
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