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    Andy - it is an uncommon practise for Welbeck applicants, as it is not a requirement for RAF/Army/DESG students before the board.

    You will find the exact pass rates on your services website, for welbexians under army sponsorship, I believe it is 9.3 for males and 6.6 for females.

    Refer to the following PDF for more details of your board, if you haven't already been given this resource:
    http://www.army.mod.uk/documents/gen...beck_Board.pdf


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    (Original post by spudnickles)
    Andy - it is an uncommon practise for Welbeck applicants, as it is not a requirement for RAF/Army/DESG students before the board.

    You will find the exact pass rates on your services website, for welbexians under army sponsorship, I believe it is 9.3 for males and 6.6 for females.
    I agree it is uncommon, out of 20+ on my board only 2 or 3 had already done a fitness test for their AFCO. I was just saying that there is a chance you will be required to do an extra fitness test and that you should be prepared and physically fit enough a few months in advance.

    Also, on my board the pass for the bleep test was 9.3 for males but anything level 11 or over was "Good". You then had to do a certain amount of press ups and sit ups with 1 minute for each.

    Don't get too fixated on the "pass" level, if you want to stand out you should try and reach all "Good".
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    (Original post by Its Andy)

    Don't get too fixated on the "pass" level, if you want to stand out you should try and reach all "Good".
    I believe on the AOSB they will stop you at the required pass level for welbexians, AIB they let you keep going (it's not actually required for navy entrants to pass, due to the required 2.4 km run but it's a good idea for you to try) not so sure for OASC!




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    (Original post by spudnickles)
    I believe on the AOSB they will stop you at the required pass level for welbexians, AIB they let you keep going (it's not actually required for navy entrants to pass, due to the required 2.4 km run but it's a good idea for you to try) not so sure for OASC!

    At OASC they let you keep going for as long as you can. Then as soon as the last person finishes they'll get you doing press ups.
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    Also, I can't see anywhere about clothing requirements? What sort of clothes will i need to take? Will i be able to iron my suit before the interviews? what would be best to arrive in?
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    (Original post by Lrockyy)
    Also, I can't see anywhere about clothing requirements? What sort of clothes will i need to take? Will i be able to iron my suit before the interviews? what would be best to arrive in?
    I can only tell you about OASC but I can't imagine AIB/AOSB being too different.

    The dress code for the candidates mess (where we ate/ spent most of our time) was long sleeve shirt+trousers or female equivalent. Yes, there was an iron that you could borrow, but I prefer to take my own. Arrive looking smart.
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    Even if i dont pass the board, it was an amazing experience and i loved the people there and every momen that i was there. I really really hope i get in though
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    I have just returned from oasc. Does anyone know how important the fitness part is? I believe i've done rather well in everything else but i failed my fitness. I passed run and press ups i was just 5 short on situps. The paperwork says this is an automatic fail but the officers said it wouldnt mean a definate no. Does anyone know anything else?
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    (Original post by WannKelly)
    I have just returned from oasc. Does anyone know how important the fitness part is? I believe i've done rather well in everything else but i failed my fitness. I passed run and press ups i was just 5 short on situps. The paperwork says this is an automatic fail but the officers said it wouldnt mean a definate no. Does anyone know anything else?
    It helps your application if you meet/exceed the fitness requirements but as the officer said they aren't definite. It depends more on your leadership potential and you weren't far off on the fitness anyway, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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    whos going to the GAIC in august??
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    (Original post by WannKelly)
    I have just returned from oasc. Does anyone know how important the fitness part is? I believe i've done rather well in everything else but i failed my fitness. I passed run and press ups i was just 5 short on situps. The paperwork says this is an automatic fail but the officers said it wouldnt mean a definate no. Does anyone know anything else?
    This happened to a couple of guys in what should be your UVI. They either didn't get through or were put on the RAF student reserve list. Some got through due to the amount of people not getting the required grades, so hope is not lost!


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    I haven't lost hope yet i've already got my maths gcse and i did well on the aptitude tests. But even for fitness 17-24 entering raf direct entry only have to do 25 pushups. How come for welbeck its so high at 32?
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    (Original post by WannKelly)
    I haven't lost hope yet i've already got my maths gcse and i did well on the aptitude tests. But even for fitness 17-24 entering raf direct entry only have to do 25 push ups. How come for welbeck its so high at 32?
    It's not, at OASC we only had to do 20 press ups for a pass and IMHO, 32 wouldn't be that high anyway.
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    Guys - at the beginning of the sept 2012 entry (my entry) the fitness test requirements were changed for PFAs you complete during Welbeck, you don't do the progression anymore, you will be expected to achieve the same standards as your UVI, like we were. For males this is a 10:30 2.4km run, 44 press- ups in 2 minutes and 50 sit ups in 2 minutes.
    For females it is a 13:00 minute run, 22 pressups and 50 sit ups.

    You should have the first half term to prepare for this, but if you can't do this now, start practicing! It means you don't have to redo it (massive ball-ache)!




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    Hi,

    I completed OASC 3 weeks ago , our board started off with 23 people : 4 of which were desg , and the rest raf.
    3 people didnt complete oasc , and another three recieved letters confirming that they havent made it through .
    Does anyone know approximately how many people from 1 slection board actually make it into welbeck ?


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    As far as i know it's not a certain amount per board. I went on the 7th and none of us got sent home but i don't know. The staff there implied that if you make the standard you'll get in. They said they accrpt usually around 30 in total but they can have up to 50 if they want.
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    (Original post by Vivica:))
    Hi,

    I completed OASC 3 weeks ago , our board started off with 23 people : 4 of which were desg , and the rest raf.
    3 people didnt complete oasc , and another three recieved letters confirming that they havent made it through .
    Does anyone know approximately how many people from 1 slection board actually make it into welbeck ?


    It sounds like you were on the same board as me

    There are 45 places overall (30 RAF + 15 DESG) and there are six boards of about 20-25. There isn't a set amount of people getting in per board, but there'll be an average of about 6-8 people getting in per board.
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    (Original post by Its Andy)
    It sounds like you were on the same board as me <img src="images/smilies/smile.png" border="0" alt="" title="" smilieid="1" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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    There are 45 places overall (30 RAF + 15 DESG) and there are six boards of about 20-25. There isn't a set amount of people getting in per board, but there'll be an average of about 6-8 people getting in per board.
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    From knowing other people there i believe there are only 5 boards and they had 23, 21, 17, 16 people in. I'm not sure about the last one
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    (Original post by WannKelly)
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    From knowing other people there i believe there are only 5 boards and they had 23, 21, 17, 16 people in. I'm not sure about the last one
    When we asked the staff there, they said there were 6 boards but none of them seemed to be completely sure. I also just assumed they would each have about the same amount of people in.

    But if you're right then that's good news because there's less competition so we're all more likely to get a place.
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    Anybody know when the applicants will get their results from their time at Cranwell? I'm going for DESG and I've no idea how long I'll have to wait to find out.
 
 
 
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