Starting new job next Tuesday, How am i supposed to fit recruitmen process into this?

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  1. I start my new job on the 18th and i am at the interview process of my application, I know the careers office isn't open on Saturday so how am i supposed to attend each part of the process? Do they fit it in around your job or do you simply have to lie to your employer and say you've a docs appointment on numerous occasions?
  2. Oh what a dilema....
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  3. If you can't work it out, is the RN the right career choice for you?
  4. Lie, cheat and employ other methods of skullduggery, think of it as a pre-joining training programme. It'll be of more benefit in your Naval career than anything they can teach you at Raleigh :)
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  5. What do you have left to do (as the process has changed since i applied)? The PJFT, eye test and medical can be booked during the opening hours of the gym, doctors and opticians- many of which open weekends. As for the other parts that you have to attend during working hours why not use annual leave? Wouldn't need a whole day, and its not really any of your employers business what you get up to during leave.

    Sure you will find a way if it is what you want to do...
  6. Ask for days off and give the contractual amount of notice, 4 weeks for me, just say it's needed for meeting a visiting family member ect. After that you could wait until your out of your probationary period then just inform your boss that you have had a chance of heart and want a new career. I just sat down with my boss and said I have decided to join the Navy, I'll need some days off and I can give you reasonable notice. He thanked me for my honesty and wished me luck. If you have a probation period wait until your out of it and then they need a good reason to get rid of you. Just don't mention you applied before you started there, they probably wouldn't like that. They may try to "manage you out the business", as my company puts it and give you awkward shifts and crappy jobs.
  7. EMB

    EMB Midshipman

    I took annual leave when needed
  8. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Nightmare, eh?

    The interview lasts between 60-90 minutes.
    The eyetest is done at Boots Opticians. Check out their opening times: Boots Store Locator - Find Your Nearest Boots Optician - Boots
    The medical takes about 20 minutes.
    The PJFT is undertaken with Nuffield Health - they're open sats, suns & to about 22:00 in many places.
  9. Medical twenty mins? They had me blowing into tubes jumping on boxes and even peeing in a cup! Jokes aside I know it's needed. Was in there a good 2 hours

    Witty one liner
  10. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Obviously you were that mornings entertainment or you had a sprog Doctor. The full monty can easily be done in twenty minutes, including:

    A Hearing Test (avoid loud noise for 48 hours before)
    A survey of your ear-drums (make sure your ears are free from excessive wax)
    Blood pressure test (avoid caffeine based drinks, including energy drinks for at least 24 hours before)
    Urine sample/test (avoid protein drinks for at least 24 hours before)
    Beighton Test for hyper-mobility Medical Standards for Entry |
    A brief survey of your musculo-skeletal condition
    Colour perception Test - Ishihara coloured dots (Minimum standard CP4)
    Optician Report Form checked (Minimum standard VA3)
    A check to ensure you can independetly close your left eye (It's so you can shoot right-handed)
    Hernia check (lower abdomen)
    Weight is measured (minimum 65Kgs for RM)
    Height is measured (minimum 151.5 cms)
    BMI checked (ideal Max 25, exceptionally, for muscularly-built individuals: 28 )
    Medical questionnaire is scrutinised and a brief discussion regarding your previous medical history.
  11. Just clicked on, I had a diver medical aswel if that would explain it. (In the end couldn't follow through with MCD as my eyesight wasn't up to standard)
  12. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Yep, Diver medicals are a bit more involved. Rubber gloves, hair gel, etc., nasty stuff.
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  13. Explains it! They probably had a good laugh at my expense still I assume
  14. Thanks guys i guess its mainly the interview for which ill need to take time off work - Just wanted to make a good impression to my employer for the first couple of months because it's temporary with a chance to stay on if i prove myself. I guess the Navy is more important though!!
  15. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    You can always ask your AFCO to put your interview back a few weeks so that you can settle in your new job first before asking for time off.

    Good luck.
  16. Having time off doesn't make a bad impression as long as you book it and don't just not turn up :p what are you applying as?
  17. I was initially going for engineering however i was 6 marks short on the Test :( Although i was eligible for the following roles; Warfare specialist, Aircraft handler, Seaman specialist, Communications specialist, Mine warfare and all logistic roles.

    I'm tied between Aircraft handler and Warfare specialist! Think i may go for Warfare specialist..
  18. Go Writer :D
  19. Handler all the way! Post office training when you leave the mob will be a breeze!

    Plus the fact you get to shout at anybody that dares to set foot on the flight deck :)

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  20. No like from Ninja yet. we may be in for a long wait.

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