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  1. Just to let people who are wanting to apply for a Warfare Specialist.

    I have just past mt Formal Interview (If anyone wants to know what it involved just ask)...

    Anyways, I was told the waiting time will be 24 MONTHS...JESUS!

    Which also means I will have to re-done my PJFT and maybe get Clearance again as the PJFT last for 12 months and the Security Clearance for 18 mouths, which is what my CPO told me... :(

    Hope this helps people.
  2. Ouch.
  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Whilst it's of little solace to those applying to join now, Warfare Specialist was about a 3 months wait this time last year.

    If anyone says the economy is picking-up, think again.
  4. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

    Just out of curiosity Ninja. With waiting lists being years at the moment depending on the branch, can the young thrusters apply before there 16 within reason?
  5. Although I'm not going in as a WS I'm so happy I happened to stumble into an AFCO early this year. Looks like if I'd left it a few months I wouldn't be joining in two weeks.

    Guess the waiting lists just highlight how much this government has f**ked up the economy.
  6. Look on the "Bright Side" - At least you will be guaranteed the next TWO Christmases at home, no other LONGCAST gives you THAT :!: :wink: :wink:
  7. This means that the calibre of RN recruits can only be increasing. Good.

    Fellas, wait it out - you are the future, and it's you the Service needs.
  8. Oh dear this doesn't bode well I've been waiting for them since april to get my medical documents from previous service (7 months waiting they said now 2 months overdue). Now 24 months if i pass interview and PJFT added on top crikey 8O
  9. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Yep unfortunately we have record numbers of people who opted to leave military service & now want a second chance of re-employment.

    I'm guessing by the length of time it's taken to obtain your "med docs" that you are ex-Army - there's one rather large backlog with regard former service records being forwarded by the Army Personnel Centre (APC) due to the volume of ex-Army personnel trying to re-join all three services.

    Applicants waiting over 5 months are advised to write direct to the APC to request an update on progress:

    Army Personnel Centre
    Civil Secretariat Disclosure
    Mail Point 525
    Kentigern House
    65 Brown Street
    G2 8EX

    Good luck

    Anyone may apply from the age of 15 years 9 months but cannot join before their Year 11 peer group complete their last GCSE (Around June 30th) - even if they aren't taking any GCSE's.

    Nowadays most people go on to futher education - they are advised to apply at least 12 months before they intend leaving.

    In theory yes, but there is a tendency for the less dynamic/long term unemployed to claim they have a job lined-up in the Navy, but can't start for a year or two, so they feel they needn't look for a job in the interim & sit on their arse's claiming JobSeekers allowance. A fair few then find the "work concept" rather alien & then opt out at week four. :cry:
  10. Does that really happen a lot? Out of curiousity, do you have the figures for the % of people leaving/SNLR in phase one?
  11. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    The PVR wastage rate peaked around 25% when civilian jobs were easier to come by. Current wastage is nearer just below 10% I'd guess (not seen actual figures recently) - we allow for wastage trends by "over-recruiting" the numbers required to allow for PVR, medical discharges (about 5%) & training failures (about 3%).

    Bear in mind for Naval Ratings, a huge amount disqualify themselves before they join - my AFCO had 21 in for Recruiting Test recently - 3 passed for first preference trade. On average we accept about 25% of rating applicants at the AFCO stages of selection although this varies across the country. I'd guess less than 7.5% of potential Royal Marines pass selection.
  12. 24 months sucks.

    Ive passed all my tests and so on last month, thinking about leaving the country for a bit.
  13. I appreciate you lot @ AFCO can't do alot about it (The post wasn't directed at you lot btw)
  14. At least its dropped from 25%, thats pretty dire. I presume the "training failures" are the mongs?

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