Should I get my hopes up ?

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  1. This probably seems like a stupid question, but I'm just off the phone to my careers adviser and he told me there is a 'very good' change my entry date will be January 14th. I applied for warfare specialist (submariner) and passed the written exam in April. I was a told at the time an 18 month wait. He said the 'forecast' for the next entry date was January 14th for tsm's and because I would have waited nearly 2 years my chances are good. Just want to know if any one else has had a similar experience and could tell me a rough percentage or whatever my chances are. Just don't what to get my hopes up based on 1 phone call is all.

    Thanks for any help
  2. What do you want us to say?? Your CA says Jan 14th so Jan the 14th it is.
  3. Knew it was a stupid question. Just don't want to get my hopes up that I could only have a year left in Mcdonalds before being told it will be later again !
  4. Your CA stated that there was a GOOD CHANCE, this means exactly what he said, in otherwords it is a pissabolity that you will join then, on the other hand you may not:toothy8:
  5. I think that it is highly likely that you will be starting at HMS Raleigh next January.

    Not only does your CA know when specific intakes are taking place, he also knows where you are on the list and has contact with the Allocator, so I think that you can be pretty confident about what he has said. He will also know how long other candidates for TSM have waited and what is showing as the official wait time for TSM (CAs get regular waiting time updates).

    The important thing for you to do now is to keep up your level of fitness, not only because you wouldn't want to turn up on the first day unfit but also because, if your start date is flagging up as likely to be next January, you will be asked to pass the PRNC in the second half of this year in order to confirm your readiness for your date, so focus on that.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2013
  6. Who's your CA. Give me his number and I'll call him to confirm for you. They can be devious in the Careers Office especially on a Monday if it is a slow day. They pick a random candidate and phone them up for a wind up to see how they react. Oh how much fun they must be having today.
  7. Excellent. Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for the advice as well !

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