Return of service questions

hello_there

Lantern Swinger
Ok, I understand that you must do at least the first 4 weeks, then up until the first 6 months you can give 2 weeks notice to leave. Its after the first 6 month that Im a little unsure of. Ive heard from some sources that it is 2.5 years, but others that it is 3.5 years.

Also is the return of service from the point when you finish basic training OR from the point when you finish professional training? I understand 12 month notice must be given at this stage, correct?

Another thing some sources say initial length of service will be 12 years yet others say 18 years?
 

squashedbanana

Lantern Swinger
Ok, I understand that you must do at least the first 4 weeks, then up until the first 6 months you can give 2 weeks notice to leave. Its after the first 6 month that Im a little unsure of. Ive heard from some sources that it is 2.5 years, but others that it is 3.5 years.

Also is the return of service from the point when you finish basic training OR from the point when you finish professional training? I understand 12 month notice must be given at this stage, correct?

Another thing some sources say initial length of service will be 12 years yet others say 18 years?

You can claim discharge after 4 weeks service, up to your 6 month point, or 18th birthday, by giving 14 days notice.

After the 6 month point you're committed to serving for another 2.5 years before you can submit notice to leave. Then your Return of Service kicks in, which is another 12 months you must serve, after giving in your notice.

You're then liable for recall up to 6 years after your leaving date.

Initial career is 12 years, I read this is extendable to 20 years after promotion, not sure if this is promotion to Leading Hand or higher? Maybe someone else knows?


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hello_there

Lantern Swinger
You can claim discharge after 4 weeks service, up to your 6 month point, or 18th birthday, by giving 14 days notice.

After the 6 month point you're committed to serving for another 2.5 years before you can submit notice to leave. Then your Return of Service kicks in, which is another 12 months you must serve, after giving in your notice.

You're then liable for recall up to 6 years after your leaving date.

Initial career is 12 years, I read this is extendable to 20 years after promotion, not sure if this is promotion to Leading Hand or higher? Maybe someone else knows?


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Ok thank you. Its just that I read somewhere that the 2.5 years kicks in after phase 2, not during?
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Ok thank you. Its just that I read somewhere that the 2.5 years kicks in after phase 2, not during?
Correct. If you do not wrap before week 27 after joining, you must complete your Standard Initial Training Period (SITP) which varies between branches, then a Return of Service (30 months for most, 36 months for Student Nurses) before eligible to submit 12 months notice to quit.

The initial contract length is 12 years, extending to 20 years if you pass selection for leading rate before your 12th year.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
To be fair to those joining, they do need to know their terms & conditions of service & will be asked about it at interview. It is important those joining are aware of minimum timescales.
 

squashedbanana

Lantern Swinger
Ok thank you. Its just that I read somewhere that the 2.5 years kicks in after phase 2, not during?


Correct. If you do not wrap before week 27 after joining, you must complete your Standard Initial Training Period (SITP).

Isn't week 27 mid-way through Phase 2? Or is it 27 weeks excluding the 10 weeks at Raleigh? - sorry for seeming pedantic!! [emoji56]



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