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Warfare Officer - Past it/ To old?

trata

Newbie
Afternoon all,

Real quick question for an interested member of the public, is 24 (going on 25 in 4 months) too old to apply for Warfare officer?

I realise the cut off point is 26 in getting into BRNC, but was keen to see what the current waiting times/current estimates of time needed to complete all the recruitment tests are (assuming that all tests are passed first time).

Rather not waste an AFCO’s time if it’s a no go.
 

witsend

MIA
Book Reviewer
Go on, waste their time. They would only be drinking tea, playing uckers and planning their long weekend.
 

trata

Newbie
Whitsend,

Thanks for the update, I assume you have first hand experience of working in an AFCO then?
 
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Ratcatcher

Badgeman
I'd go and speak to an AFCO, I don't think it's wasting their time, I think it's part of their job to answer career queries. Also I think if you really want it, you should go for it. You're not getting any younger and you don't want to regret not trying. If you don't get it done in time at least you gave it your best. What have you got to lose?
 

trata

Newbie
RatCatcher,

Dont worry Im planning on applying, and happy to take any post going (within reason)!

Just wondering if I had my hopes set to high for warfare officer as I would imagine their is somewhat of a wait.
 

soleil

War Hero
No, it's not too old, but you should get your skates on.

There are four intakes a year at BRNC - February, May, September and November.

Given the amount of time it takes an applicant to work his/her way through the individual stages of an application to join as a Warfare Officer - Psychometric Test, Medical, Pre-Joining Fitness Test, Sift and the AIB - someone starting an application now could possibly be hopeful of a place in November 2012 or February 2013, provided of course, there are Warfare Officers in those intakes.

This is dependent on the applicant passing the RT with the right score (minimum scores for all 4 sections for Officers), being medically fit, passing the PJFT and Sift and then getting a high score in the AIB and being selected. Just passing the AIB does not guarantee you a place.

It would be in your interests to acquaint yourself with the selection process over Easter, with perhaps a look at the format of the RT. You should then go in to see a Royal Navy Careers Advisor next week to start things off.

Not too late, but not much time for dawdling.
 
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But to answer the question, yes, if you want a full career, you are probably on the edge of being too old. Sorry and all, but that's the way it goes.
 
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