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#1
Hello again

I'm taking my AIB for the reserves in 6 weeks, but after speaking to my AFCO officer today I am seriously considering switching this to a regular AIB.

Does anyone know what the wait is like for a place at BRNC if I choose the Logs branch, as this is the branch I really want. My careers officer said that if I went into the Warfare branch, I would be at Dartmouth before April next year as this is when I reach the upper age limit, but I know the age limit for logs is higher.

I kind of need an idea as I have to give my current employer a term's notice (of course, this is assuming I pass the board.....)
 
#2
Logistics and Warfare are apparently the two hardest branches to go in for, the wait will be less than 12 months as an AIB pass is only valid for 12 months. The best thing to do would be to phone the training and selection officer post-passing at the AIB to find out.
 
#4
AnnaBanana said:
Does anyone know what the wait is like for a place at BRNC if I choose the Logs branch,...
The liaison officer should be able to give you some indication, but it's not clear cut. When you pass the AIB then you're selected for an entry date based on supply, demand and you're relative score on the board.

The liaison officer should also be able to tell you what kind of notice you'll get, so that you can plan on that.

All the best with it, whichever route you take.
 

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#8
Potential_Officer said:
Karma said:
Potential_Officer said:
.....Warfare.....
You are having a laugh aren't you?
My ACLO told me the two highest score requirements swtich between Logs and Warfare. Which surprised me even more after I passed!
AIB entry score requirements are driven by the scarcity of places for that specialisation. At the moment more people want to join as Warfare than, for example, Aircrew and so the pass mark required is higher. Logs has always had the highest requirement - if I remember correctly the intake is in the order of about 7 per entry....under the new system that is.
 
#9
What ever you want to be, stick to your guns. They may tell you that you can transfer after you join - you can't....well, you can, but it's tres difficile. SF is right - they only take a few loggies per entry. The largest proportion of any intake is War-fairy. If you're at the upper age limit they may offer another branch if you can't be a loggy.
 

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#10
drunken_engineer said:
What ever you want to be, stick to your guns. They may tell you that you can transfer after you join - you can't....well, you can, but it's tres difficile. SF is right - they only take a few loggies per entry. The largest proportion of any intake is War-fairy. If you're at the upper age limit they may offer another branch if you can't be a loggy.
The only exception to this is the September entry , which is when the vast majority of Engineers join, having just left Uni.
 
#11
Warfare.....LMAO! So the financial incentives that dabbers were given a few years back were because of their high level of qualification and training? Try explaining that to the WEs, AEs, and MEs who spend 6-7 years training and studying before doing a deputy job.

Logs tend to be hard to get into because there are so few of them.
 
#12
silverfox said:
drunken_engineer said:
What ever you want to be, stick to your guns. They may tell you that you can transfer after you join - you can't....well, you can, but it's tres difficile. SF is right - they only take a few loggies per entry. The largest proportion of any intake is War-fairy. If you're at the upper age limit they may offer another branch if you can't be a loggy.
The only exception to this is the September entry , which is when the vast majority of Engineers join, having just left Uni.
I stand corrected - should have known that being god's chosen AND working in DNR.....
 

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#17
OSLO said:
Warfare.....LMAO! So the financial incentives that dabbers were given a few years back were because of their high level of qualification and training? Try explaining that to the WEs, AEs, and MEs who spend 6-7 years training and studying before doing a deputy job.

Logs tend to be hard to get into because there are so few of them.

Financial Incentives?? Which ones were those - I need to get down to my Pay Office quick to slap my claim in....
 
#18
silverfox said:
OSLO said:
Warfare.....LMAO! So the financial incentives that dabbers were given a few years back were because of their high level of qualification and training? Try explaining that to the WEs, AEs, and MEs who spend 6-7 years training and studying before doing a deputy job.

Logs tend to be hard to get into because there are so few of them.

Financial Incentives?? Which ones were those - I need to get down to my Pay Office quick to slap my claim in....
I suspect he means the ones that went to Warfare SM Lts about three or four years ago to avoid the hollowing out of the manpower plot.

Be interesting to see how that goes, I think the RoS commitments run out shortly.
 
#19
it certainly wasnt across the board. I got nothing, oh a pay rise recently worth about 40p, once they hiked up my tax and increased my food and accom charges. Thank you Mr Brown.
 
#20
Blood said:
it certainly wasnt across the board. I got nothing, oh a pay rise recently worth about 40p, once they hiked up my tax and increased my food and accom charges. Thank you Mr Brown.
As I recall it was very, very targetted. There weren't many at all since it hit a specific seniority band.

and fwiw I'm not a loggie either, it's just that the fastest route to the Ops Room isn't via the bridge ;)
 
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