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Switching RNR application to RFA

FrostyColdWaves

Midshipman
Hi

So I currently have an RNR application submitted and fairly far through the process (slowed by Covid). I am already in the merchant navy and now want to put an application in for the RFA. I submitted my details through the website and got a call some days later from a RN call centre, I explained the situation but the woman sounded completely disinterested in even speaking to me. She told me I had to cancel my application to the RNR before I could apply for the RFA. When I spoke to the AFCO before she said RFA applications go through a separate system.

I just wondered if anyone has advise on how I should proceed.

Thanks
 
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FrostyColdWaves

Midshipman
£0 3s 6d

Seriously, though, I wonder if @RFA at HMS Raleigh has any ideas?

Thanks. I also tried contacting the AFCO but as they’re working from home the contact number doesn’t work and they’re not responding to my emails or DMs through the application portal.

Just to be clear I hold am an ETO in the MN looking to join as a Systems Engineer.

Also changed the price ;)
 

soleil

War Hero
Thanks. I also tried contacting the AFCO but as they’re working from home the contact number doesn’t work and they’re not responding to my emails or DMs through the application portal.

Just to be clear I hold am an ETO in the MN looking to join as a Systems Engineer.

Also changed the price ;)

FCW

Have you already gone to the page for RFA Systems Engineer, clicked on 'Request My Application' and then completed the form?

 

FrostyColdWaves

Midshipman
FCW

Have you already gone to the page for RFA Systems Engineer, clicked on 'Request My Application' and then completed the form?


Yes I did. That is what led to the call from the RN recruiting office. I can’t even explain how unhelpful that lady was. She just had that tone that she didn’t really care for her job at all.
 

Rozz

Badgeman
Hi

So I currently have an RNR application submitted and fairly far through the process (slowed by Covid). I am already in the merchant navy and now want to put an application in for the RFA. I submitted my details through the website and got a call some days later from a RN call centre, I explained the situation but the woman sounded completely disinterested in even speaking to me. She told me I had to cancel my application to the RNR before I could apply for the RFA. When I spoke to the AFCO before she said RFA applications go through a separate system.

I just wondered if anyone has advise on how I should proceed.

Thanks
I had an application for the RN and RFA running at the same time. However I had to set up another email account and then put in the application for the RFA under that email as I had applied for the RN first. You definitely can have applications for both running at the same time as I have done it. Hope this helps
 

FrostyColdWaves

Midshipman
So an update. I was contacted by the AFCO at the end of last week. He changed my application to RFA Systems Engineer (Qualified ETO) and I got the confirmation through the application portal. Not sure how long I’m going to have to wait now though to here anything from RFA recruiting.
 

Random

Lantern Swinger
Not sure how long I’m going to have to wait now though to here anything from RFA recruiting.

I suspect COVID19 fall out will have added a little more friction than usual to the process!

Do keep us informed about how you are getting on; but patience is a key attribute to learn when you want to work for Her Majesty :)

I look forward to seeing you in the fleet
 

FrostyColdWaves

Midshipman
Thanks @Theyawning. I got an email from the recruiting team the other day. I’ve sent off my CoC and relevant documents now so hopefully all is good from now on. Do the RFA normally recruit in this was with set intakes at certain times of the year?
 

Random

Lantern Swinger
Do the RFA normally recruit in this was with set intakes at certain times of the year?

Yes, but not rigidly, for normal souls they join go to Raleigh/Dartmouth then off to their specialist training (at MN Colleges or RN Bases). The tempo is the running of the courses, and this will drive when people start. As a MN ETO switching over, things may be a little more fluid for you as they may send you on a different set of courses, or do them in a different order.
 
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