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Waiting time for HM officer

Ray1218

Midshipman
Hey guys
I was wondering does anyone know the current waiting time to join for HM officer? I did talk to the AFCO but they just said there is no waiting time for any branch just the 3-9 month joining process but from looking on this forum it seems that nearly every branch/role has a waiting time after the initial joining process. Any help would be appreciated.
Ray
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Hey guys
I was wondering does anyone know the current waiting time to join for HM officer? I did talk to the AFCO but they just said there is no waiting time for any branch just the 3-9 month joining process but from looking on this forum it seems that nearly every branch/role has a waiting time after the initial joining process. Any help would be appreciated.
Ray
It varies for Officers as there are set intakes each term and it depends how many are in the pipeline.

Most officer applicants take anything between 3-9 months to complete selection, get selected and join. If you apply just after an entry, the odds are, if successful & selected, you'll join a couple of terms later. If you apply 3 months before a scheduled intake for that branch, then it's possible to join the following term.

Warfare Officers (not HM) are overborne, so the odds are it'll take 12+ months to join in that role.
 
To the best of my knowledge, it simply means you’ll be streamed HM after you qualify as a Warfare Officer.

It used to be that you could only chose to be HM after they had entered the Service, and done at least one full job as a Warfare Officer.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Sorry, the point I was making they are Warfare Officers, regardless of sub-spec.

And the RN recruitment page doesn’t make it clear, but I’m almost certainly sure they’ll qualify as Warfare Officers as well.
 
I've spoken to the HMs. If you join as a direct entry HM Officer, you'll do the full Warfare Officer pipeline before then moving directly to HM training.

@Ninja_Stoker - might be worth speaking to the website team to clarify that page.


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Ray1218

Midshipman
I've spoken to the HMs. If you join as a direct entry HM Officer, you'll do the full Warfare Officer pipeline before then moving directly to HM training.

NS - might be worth speaking to the website team to clarify that page.


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Thanks very much for looking into that for me, is confusing as to why one specialisation has its own page. Out of curiosity would you know if HM officers are allowed to do PWO training or are they restricted to Further HM training only?
And thanks again
 
Thanks very much for looking into that for me, is confusing as to why one specialisation has its own page. Out of curiosity would you know if HM officers are allowed to do PWO training or are they restricted to Further HM training only?
And thanks again


They can... not many do, for a variety of reasons.
 
I may be incorrect but having just passed out of BRNC as a Warfairy I’ve been told you can’t branch transfer to HM once you’re in unless you applied for it to begin with, not completely relevant but is for those who ask about specialisations in the future.
 
I may be incorrect but having just passed out of BRNC as a Warfairy I’ve been told you can’t branch transfer to HM once you’re in unless you applied for it to begin with, not completely relevant but is for those who ask about specialisations in the future.

Without being glib, I've no doubt this will change again.
 

Maran?4

Midshipman
I first applied for HM officer and it took 19 months just to get to the AIB, unfortunately didn’t get further than that.
There’s so many warfare officers at the moment that there isn’t much rush to push your through sadly
 
I may be incorrect but having just passed out of BRNC as a Warfairy I’ve been told you can’t branch transfer to HM once you’re in unless you applied for it to begin with, not completely relevant but is for those who ask about specialisations in the future.

Well, given the HM School have just released dates for HM acquaints - with a view to allowing specilisation - I suspect someone might not be in the full possession of the “truth”.

And if you’re over 18, and a Warfare POC, you can apply to attend a “JOHMAC” as well (via your Careers centre).
 
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