not sure what to choose?

Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by kosta433, Apr 28, 2014.

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  1. I recently had my recruit test today and did t meet the requirments for the job i wanted to do (AET) the gave me a list of jobs of which i can do this is
    Naval Airman (Aircraft Hander) with a two year wait,
    Chef & SM,
    Steward & SM,
    Communications & Information Systems Specialist & SM,
    Warfare Specialist & SM,
    Warfare Specialist (Mine Warfare).
    these are the list i am leaning towards Chef, communication & inflrmation specialist or Mine warfare specialist if anyone has exsperiance in these roles can you tell me about your overall exsperiance also is there a chance of re taking the test while already in the navy and changing my role to aet as this is what i really want to do
  2. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Welcome to RR, Kosta. It sounds like you have plenty of opportunities available to you. A poor choice at AFCO could have implications for your future but there are options to transfer later in your career, but do not have any expectation that this will happen just because you like the idea of becoming an AET or whatever; while the RN will try to ensure you are doing the job you are best suited for or have a desire to do by making those opportunities available to you, the Fleet's operational need is the primary consideration.

    In discussion with your AFCO you have to consider what is more important; to join the RN in any role or to wait until the role you want to do is available. Some branches are barren so you could potentially apply and join within a matter of months; others, as you have found out, have a much longer waiting time.

    There are a number of AFCO advisers on RR who will give you the necessary guidance but in the mean time, explore the various threads within the "Joining Up" section and you may find that the information you need has already been posted. There is a search function available as well, but others will no doubt post their opinions in due course.

    Good luck! :thumbleft:
  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Choose a job that appeals as there is categorically no guarantee of a transfer. Unless you have taken the test previously, you've neglected to mention the other, rather obvious option:

    You could re-sit the test in six or 12 months (depending on whether you undergo further education) and still join quicker than several of your current options, in your first choice. The only assured way of becoming an AET is by joining as one.

    Good luck.
  4. thank you but it is a very long time to resit a test 12 months and after that its still not garenteed that i will pass again then i will be back to square 1 but would have lost 12 months

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  5. Just out of interest (and it is pertinent), how old are you?
  6. nearly 18?
  7. In that case you've plenty of time to study, re-take the test and go for what you really want. I only asked because if you were significantly older (30+), time might have been against you.
  8. a yeah no only 17 but i may not pass again and get even lower score and get offerd less im going to call them tomorrow and say i have no intrest in any of these options only thing i wanted to do was air engineering and see what he says
  9. He will say "Ok cya then". He isnt going to say "Ok we will let you do AET , it was just a test to see if you are commited."

    You are 17 , study a bit do some of the practice tests you can find on this site and aim high. Dont just give up . Put in the effort and do yourself a favour . Life is about giving yourself the best opportunities. Your very young , you have plenty of time to improve your score . At 17 you are still a kid, give yourself a chance and practice the RT pass it with the score you need in 12 months and become an AET.
  10. EMB

    EMB Midshipman

    Study and resit the test and get the career you want to do as it will make life a whole lot more easier if you are doing something you have an interest in and not just a job
  11. Kosta

    When you sat the RT, which of the sections did you find the hardest?

    Are you still in education, by the way?
  12. EMB

    EMB Midshipman

    I found English the harder section and I had just finished A Levels when I sat my RT
  13. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    I don't think you understand.

    Some of the jobs you have listed have a two year wait.

    AET is 9 months at present. If you want the job enough, you can get yourself on an educational course & resit sooner than 12 months - your AFCO will have explained this.

    If you score lower on the test next time around then you either haven't revised as advised or you've had a blow to the head with a blunt instrument.
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  14. i found the english and the maths the hardest sectoins but all is resolved im and taking the test again in 6 months

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  15. EMB

    EMB Midshipman

    That is good news and best of luck in 6 months time :)
  16. exJenny

    exJenny War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

  17. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Where you not told of the resit options after the test? Seems odd.
  18. As we both known NS, what's said and what's heard are two entirely different things ;)
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  19. At my ICP the 17 year old lad sat next to me was told he could resit after 6 months because he was still in education but I'd have to wait 12 months as I'm an apprentice but technically employed.. Bloody students ;) Good luck for the resit.
  20. thanks and ns the only thing they told me is that i can retake in 6 months because im in education and that to call them in 5 months to re book it

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