Recruitment Test Resit and new Career

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  1. Hello! I just had my recruitment test this morning, I applied for the role as Aircrewman and sadly I failed. I managed to pass the Reasoning and Mechanical Comprehension parts of the test however I failed literacy and since i'm absolutely shite at Math I failed the numeracy (And wouldn't you know it Aircrewman has a lot of Maths work ;) ) Anyway! My question is that, I am retaking the test in 4 months time and I am looking for some help as to what roles I should set my sights on as well as how to improve on things that are in the numeracy test?

    I've had more roles such as the Warfare side in mine, these include:
    Warfare Specialist
    Warfare Specialist (Submarines)
    Seaman Specialist
    Mine Warfare Specialist

    Are these wise roles to aim for or should I again rethink my strategy?
  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    It's a matter of perspective.

    If you failed the recruit test literacy & numeracy sections for aircrewman, then if you pass on a re-take, you have to consider how you will cope with the flying aptitude tests (FATs) and the quick-fire speed, time, distance mental arithmetic questions. Maths is vital in the role, pivotal in fact.

    Whilst not suggesting you should give-up, it's worth being aware from the outset that 90% of applicants fail FATs. Of that 10%, only half pass the medical stage. In addition, those who pass selection, but are not good, strong swimmers, will find they will struggle during training also.

    In my experience, truly viable applicants absolutely breeze the initial recruit test.

    If you are re-taking the test, does that mean you failed for all branches? If so, that means you scored under 10/30 in literacy & numeracy. If you passed for the specialist roles you have listed, then you may be in with a shout, but otherwise it's time to re-appraise your realistic aspirations.

    There is bucket-loads of info on the listed alternative specialisations available on the site but be aware that if you think Sea Specs drive fast boats all day, you'll be bitterly disappointed before you even complete training.

    Best o'luck.
  3. I firstly applied for aircrewman as it seems an ideal job for me and failed the recruitment test. After reading up more about the role i realised theres so many exams to do during phase 2 i decided that it wouldnt be right for me so ive changed to AET n got my prnc next month! Just litro get your head stuck into gcse bitesize maths and english questions, also buy a psychometric book online they're decent!
  4. Cheers for the fast replies lads!

    The AFCO that was with a CPO said he saw me doing a tole such as Survival equipment Naval Airman, ive looked at that and it doesn't appeal to me, however the roles ive looked at certinley interest me. The other AFCO told me afterwards that the Aircrewman role is very dependent on maths! He mentioned how hard the FAT's were and just how excruciating the math tests were. Had of known all this I would have set my goals lower and more realistic. Obviously maths isn't my strongest area, so its something to work on and improve upon.

    Cheers again!

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