Warfare Officer Application 2018

VilliersBucks

Midshipman
Application
Passed the NSRT, medical, eye exam, PJFT and career discussion; earliest AIB is January with May intake.
 
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From a current Warfare o/c in Militarisation (going on ABLE on Sunday next week) the last high priority intake was January where they took on about 60 and the intake size was around 180 Officer Cadets.

I joined in May, our intake size is just over 100 cadets and there is only around 15-20 warfare candidates. Warfare is one of those roles that we will always recruit for, you just need to smash your AIB. The PJFT is nothing to worry about, if you've been training then you should have the fitness to finish that properly.
 

VilliersBucks

Midshipman
From a current Warfare o/c in Militarisation (going on ABLE on Sunday next week) the last high priority intake was January where they took on about 60 and the intake size was around 180 Officer Cadets.

Thanks for your reply, passed the PJFT easily. I thought intake was September, December and January, or so I have been told. When are the actual intakes for BRNC? I now have the interview coming up, is there anything specific relating to the thirty weeks at Dartmouth and the training pipeline that one would need to know? Seems to be altered year on year after having looked on previous threads.
 
The information they will be looking for is what’s on the website. It will be more of an interview about you. Also intakes are May, September and January, they are always 4 months apart.
 

Maran?4

Midshipman
i applied in march 2017 for warfare officer and sitting my AIB in october. its taken a very long time so dont pin your hopes on a date of entry. in my sift interview they focussed largely on navy knowledge but ive also been told that theyve taken this chunk out of it now. i would say familiarise yourself with the 30 weeks in dartmouth and what the next few years afterwards entails.
 

Maran?4

Midshipman
Yep considering I had fitness medical etc all done by October last year. I’ve been lost on the system somewhere a few times but no one will admit to anything!
Just pointless, is there any chance you could PM me some info regarding the AIB and the interview questions? My afco have been rubbish (as you can tell!)
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
My afco have been rubbish (as you can tell!)
Can you post a timeline with regard your application?

It may well help identify issues that can be addressed for yourself and indeed others that follow. It's easy to point fingers generically but it would be ridiculous to suggests we don't make preventable errors, so all constructive feedack is very much appreciated.

One thing I would state is that for the first time I can ever recall we seem to have a surplus of Warfare Officer applicants and nowhere to employ them after they join...apart from perhaps using them to fill gapped ACLO billets which are increasingly common.

There have been significant software issues from November last year and certainly in my area, during this period, we've not had a Commissioned Officer (ACLO) in post for longer periods than they have actually had one in post....and it looks like this will be the case next year also with gapped billets aplenty.
 

VilliersBucks

Midshipman
i applied in march 2017 for warfare officer and sitting my AIB in october. its taken a very long time so dont pin your hopes on a date of entry.
How long a wait was it between your SIFT/careers discussion and the AIB?
Most likely cutting it far too close to the line for January entry even if I can get the AIB done before mid-November.

I would say familiarise yourself with the 30 weeks in Dartmouth and what the next few years afterwards entails.
Thanks for the heads up. From my understanding this: https://www.navy-net.co.uk/communit...-training-pipeline-career-progression.136187/ is still correct.
 
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The feedback we’re getting, particularly those that have just completed IWO(F) is that they are being placed on holdover. There’s a massive demand for Warfare Officers in a second job capacity but next too no first jobs. So some Warfare Officers are waiting till November/December to join the fleet.
 
Thanks for your reply, passed the PJFT easily. I thought intake was September, December and January, or so I have been told. When are the actual intakes for BRNC? I now have the interview coming up, is there anything specific relating to the thirty weeks at Dartmouth and the training pipeline that one would need to know? Seems to be altered year on year after having looked on previous threads.

You should know all the training pipeline in a reasonable amount of detail, including what follows from BRNC and the specialisations available to you in that role (although not much detail I found is available on the specialisations but knowing a few you could potentially be interested in is useful). Best of luck!
 
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