Warfare Specialist

Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by Sophie, Jun 10, 2008.

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  1. Does anyone know (roughly) what the current waiting times are for WS?

    Also, what are the eyesight requirements for this job? I have my eyesight test on thursday and am a bit worried that my left eye is weak. I wear contact lenses at +1.75 (right eye) and +2.75 (left eye)

  2. i think it around 4 mouths from passing the rt test to starting training thats what the guy at the afco said to me anyway
  3. i dunno about eyesite sorry
  4. Hi Sophie, I was about to say welcome to the site, then i noticed that you joined it almost two years ago, Thats a hell of a wait if you still haven`t heard.
  5. That is a hell of a wait!

    I initially went to the AFCO in April 2007, only for them to inform me that I would not pass my medical unless I lost weight. One year on and 4 stone lighter, I'm now systematically stressing over each stage of the recruitment process hoping to pass each!

    thanks for the hello though =)

  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Indeed that's an achievement you can be proud of- if ever there was an illustration of determination & motivation, getting thus far is commendable.

    Well done & good luck.

    (Yep 4 months is about right for WS)

    Eyesight is VA2 or better for Warfare:

    Standard 2 (VA2)

    Visual acuity to be achieved without correcting lenses Right 6/24, Left 6/36.

    Visual acuity to be achieved with correcting lenses Right 6/6N5, Left 6/9N5

    Refraction limit
    Spectacle correction (in any meridian)
    +3.00 sphere -2.50 sphere or cyl
  7. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Well done on the weight loss S
  8. Thanks, and thanks for the info! I'll be having my eyesight test tomorrow morning so hopefully I'll be ok
  9. My eyesight came in at VA3, so there goes the job in warfare! gutted =(
  10. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Shite, unlucky Sophie....

    What else have they offered you?
  11. Eyesight at VA3 means you can apply for:

    Weapons engineer
    Marine engineer
    Stores Accountant
    Aircraft Handler
    Survival Equipment
    Medical Assistant
    Dental Assistant
    Air Engineering Tech (providing your RT score is high enough)

    Initially I wanted to be a chef, but since then have been seriously put off from alot of different people (inc. ex-service family members and currently serving friends) so now I need to work out, do I want to join as anything, or do I persue the laser eye surgery route and try again in a year when I'm clear from that?
  12. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Tought decision, one only you can make. Good luck and let us know what you choose to do... :thumright:
  13. Sofie
    If you want to be a chef then be a chef. Most chefs seem to do OK when they leave the RN and all these celebrity chefs on TV only enhance the job.
    Do what you think you will enjoy doing. :thumright:
  14. Thought that you wanted to be a MA originally, then changed to chef?
  15. Yeh... I'm so confused =S Im being told to go for the jobs that need a higher score on the test, because otherwise I'll be bored all the time and hate it. Then I'm told I cant do these jobs because my eyesight sucks... I really want to get in the navy, but I dont see much point in doing something I'll get bored with, just for the sake of serving... I also think, if I'm going to have to wait two years to get in as an MA, I might as well go and get LASEK, wait just the one year, and then re apply


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