Best piece of advice which I was given before I joined was join nothing but the Fleet Air Arm. Wise words I can assure you. Never looked back. Says it all when the top 10% of the Navy are drafted to the Fleet Air Arm. My advice is try and try again.
Jeez, that is seriously quick.
I had/have to wait a month until my PJFT and Medical. Haven't been told when my Sift interview is yet, hoping they give me a bit of time to get into the "next phase" state of mind. I am preparing as we speak.
The top scorers in the recruiting test join the Warfare branch, the top academic achievers become Medical Officers, the best looking are Marine Engineers, the top physically fittest blokes join the Royal Marines, the top beard growers & sandals wearers are Hydrographers, the top mirror-checkers are Divers ....