Warfare Specialist

Sophie

Midshipman
#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)

thanks,
Soph
 
#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
 
#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.
 

Sophie

Midshipman
#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 =)

Soph
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#6
Sophie said:
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 =)

Soph
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
 
#11
Eyesight at VA3 means you can apply for:

Weapons engineer
Marine engineer
Chef
Steward
Stores Accountant
Writer
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?
 
#13
Sophie said:
Eyesight at VA3 means you can apply for:

Weapons engineer
Marine engineer
Chef
Steward
Stores Accountant
Writer
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?
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:
 
#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

soph