Waiting Times for RN

Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by jim1990, Dec 27, 2010.

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  1. Hello Shipmates :)

    I made an application to join the RN in Jan 2010 but didn't get the pass mark at the AFCO test. I'm looking to have another crack at the test in the next few weeks.

    Can anyone tell me what the current RN policy is for waiting lists - will my application have to start again and will I lose my place in the waiting lists or will I carry on as though I've been waiting a year ?

    I`m applying to join as a Mine Warfare Specialist, could anyone please tell me the current waiting time and also the required pass mark on the RT please.

  2. I'm pretty sure you wont even have joined the waiting list if you didn't pass the RT mate. You'll be starting from the beginning i think. If not i'm pretty sure i'll be corrected soon enough.
  3. I'm pretty sure that the clock only starts ticking once you have passed all of the tests and are ready to join (ie waiting to commence training).

    Edit- remove the extra 'n' from training due to my fat fingers that I didn't notice before.
  4. Hi Jim

    Welcome to Rum Ration!

    You won't be told the required pass mark; it wouldn't help you to know, to be honest.

    Have a look at this thread and get in some practice against the clock:

  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    As correctly stated, the 'clock' starts when an applicant is eligible to apply & has passed the recruiting test for the trade.
  6. My afco put in for my entry June 09 you rekon I could be in next year Ninja thanks
  7. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    To be honest every case is different.

    It depends on the trade, date of passing the recruiting test, the waiting period at the time of passing the test, adding on 6 months for the unforeseen element of Raleigh closing for 6 months, future amended manning requirements due to the SDSR/redundancies & also completing all other elements of selection before a start date is requested.

    In simple terms, your careers adviser is best placed to advise as I'd hate to be the one giving rise to false hopes or giving an unnecessarily gloomy prediction.

    Hopefully it's sooner rather than later, but it's really best to talk direct to the AFCO.
  8. Many thanks.

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