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    (Original post by pjm600)
    Thanks!

    Is medical done locally or on oasc? I assumed it'd be at cranwell as I remember there being a medical reception in the test building for aptitude. Not that it particularly matters, one step at a time.
    You get sent to a capita medical office to get it done there. And you get one at oasc if you get to the second day. I think maybe the oasc one does stuff that's more in depth such as ecg to check your heart if you're going for aircrew or atc etc. Nobody says good things about capita though!
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    You should go to a medical appointment with CAPITA, mine was fairly local.
    You go for another medical I believe at OASC.
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    (Original post by Taryn89)
    You get sent to a capita medical office to get it done there. And you get one at oasc if you get to the second day. I think maybe the oasc one does stuff that's more in depth such as ecg to check your heart if you're going for aircrew or atc etc. Nobody says good things about capita though!
    (Original post by Charfredo)
    You should go to a medical appointment with CAPITA, mine was fairly local.You go for another medical I believe at OASC.


    Appreciate the info, thanks!
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    CAPITA are THE worst. My Dr was awful, she checked my pulse incorrectly and kept saying 'Oj I nearly forgot' as we finished certain sections of the Medical.
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    Passed my filter interview last week and I'm dreading my Capita medical after hearing they are known to mark people as TMU for ridiculous reasons.

    Also, for what its worth, anybody worrying about OASC aptitude should read and complete all questions in the SDT sticky. I failed CBAT in March 2014 and passed in October this year with a Pilot score that I am very proud of. Without the SDT sticky, I'm not too sure I'd have attained the same score!
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    (Original post by maelachey)
    Does anyone have an idea of the breakdown of the SERE course post OASC? I know it may well come up in the OASC interview and I obviously know it's 11 weeks and generally what's involved but I've misplaced my notes from the P2 as to the precise breakdown.
    Give your AFCO a call to clarify? I didn't do SERE so can only remember which parts SERE were with main IOT, which I imagine would be useless to you


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    Feel really silly for asking this but I just wanted to clarify - regarding the current affairs section of the interview can it be absolutely anything in the news that I have taken an interest to? 5 Uk and 5 global?
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    (Original post by Charfredo)
    Feel really silly for asking this but I just wanted to clarify - regarding the current affairs section of the interview can it be absolutely anything in the news that I have taken an interest to? 5 Uk and 5 global?
    You will need 5 UK and 5 Global news items. Choose a mix of some big things that have happened and some other minors things that have caught your interest.
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    I agree, I had 5 of both. I tried to make some of them interlink and tried to avoid just picking any Military based ones (although very difficult in the current climate). This seemed to work for me. Best of luck.


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    (Original post by Charfredo)
    Feel really silly for asking this but I just wanted to clarify - regarding the current affairs section of the interview can it be absolutely anything in the news that I have taken an interest to? 5 Uk and 5 global?
    Whichever subjects you pick, try and think of outside of the box questions you could be asked, as once you have listed your titles and summarised the subject they select, they may ask you a question back based on the same subject but from a different angle. There isn't really a right or wrong answer, but more to see if you can surmise an opinion/response quickly and confidently. Tunnel vision in your subject can throw you off guard when they do this


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    Hello S.G.S I am applying for the Engineer Officer Aerosystems role. I just passed my filter interview and I was wondering if you had any tips on what I could focus on or how I could prepare for the OASC? Is it worth buying the Royal Air Force Officer Aircrew and Selection Centre Workbook by Richard McMunn?
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    Icecoldprince - As someone who has passed the OASC and gone through Welbeck DSFC I can tell you this. Don't waste your money on the book.

    For your OASC make sure:

    You know the function of NATO and the constituent countries and which nations were added when.
    Have a basic understanding of the RAF's platforms and weapon systems (planes, missiles etc) and I mean basic.
    Are prepared to give a balanced answer to the "Kill Question".
    Have a good understanding of current affairs.
    Are able to robustly defend your opinion on controversial topics but show a willingness to change if presented with a compelling argument - don't just flake.
    Are fit enough to pass the PFT.
    Wear a suit.
    Socialise with the other recruits in your downtime (it may not seem like it but you are being watched to check you can be sociable).
    The aptitude tests can't really be revised for and really aren't difficult.
    Don't panic if you don't finish tasks in the hangar. They aren't designed to be finishable.
    Oh, and you might want to learn about RISE.

    Good luck!
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    Thanks Hughesjs I really appreciate it buddy!!
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    Hello does anyone know roughly how long it takes after the medical assessment before you're invited and get a confirmed date to go to the OASC I am applying for an Engineer Officer role
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    (Original post by S.G.S)
    Hey well done on getting through to this stage and good luck.

    In regards to your questions; with the Hangar exercises, you can't not get involved, when it's your turn, you formulate a plan, explain it and then do it with your syndicate. Just be as vocal, clear and confident as possible, even when it goes wrong (and it will go wrong trust me). Like what's been said before its not about completing it just your leadership qualities. When your other team mates are leading be as helpful as possible and get stuck in.

    The planning exercise is relatively straight forward, a lot of information to take in, so just relax and stay calm. Maybe practice some speed, distance, time calculations (find plenty online). And again not the end of the world if you don't get it right, just battle on through. It's not as bad or hard as everyone makes it out to be in my opinion. And point out any assumptions you've made is always good I think.
    Hello S.G.S ,

    I am going in as the same trade as you and I was just wondering whether there were any sources you used to help you prepare for the OASC such as workbooks to get you more confident for the group and planning exercises or was it literally just speed, distance and time calculations you practised? Any help will be of use.

    Cheers.
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    Both the group planning and individual planning all require a lot of sdt calcs. The equations are very simple however.

    Focus on speed using online tests. The faster you are the more routes you can test.

    It would also help to do a few planning exercises just to get used to their structure.

    Also remember no plan is worse than any other plan. So try and get somthing working before the time is up even if it is flawed.
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    Hi- anyone with 'sift' experience... any idea how far ahead of an intake the sifting takes place?? Thanks
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    (Original post by SnazzyWaffles)
    Both the group planning and individual planning all require a lot of sdt calcs. The equations are very simple however.

    Focus on speed using online tests. The faster you are the more routes you can test.

    It would also help to do a few planning exercises just to get used to their structure.

    Also remember no plan is worse than any other plan. So try and get somthing working before the time is up even if it is flawed.
    Thank You Snazzy Waffles. What role did you apply for buddy?
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    I applied for Aircrew(Pilot) and am happily looking at joining in May as long as my SC clearance and fam visit go well.

    If you have any other questions about OASC or pilot aplications feel free to fire away.
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    (Original post by SnazzyWaffles)
    I applied for Aircrew(Pilot) and am happily looking at joining in May as long as my SC clearance and fam visit go well.

    If you have any other questions about OASC or pilot aplications feel free to fire away.
    Oh that's awesome and ya should any questions arise i will definitely shoot you up.
    Nice one!
 
 
 
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