Dagowly, I did hear rumour that they were increasing IOT to 150/intake and obvioulsy X amount would have to be recoursed before movnig into CHOM. May be utter rubbish but who knows?
Just got back from my presentation, wasent as in depth as I thought it was going to be actually. Helped me with what else I need to learn, it was really good to meet some other applicants as well. Must say quite a range of clothing between us all!
yeh quite, exactly my thoughts....it will become a numbers game!
I'm going back a few years with this but it might be of some use.
On my IOT we had around 120 cadets. This increased to around 140 when we received recoursed personnel from the intermediate course. With this increase they moved the medical holding flt out of No1 mess to make sure that we could all fit in. When the course moved over to CHOM, one or two flts had to stay in No1 mess as there wasn't enough room for everyone. A few weeks later, when we got 'filtered', our recoursed cadets moved back to No1 to join the junior sqn, and those hardy souls we had left behind in No1 joined us in CHOM.
This was all before the CHOM refurb, so don't read anything into the numbers as not all rooms could be used, and don't forget it was the old style IOT, so the recourse points will now be different.
A good source tells me that IOT 10 has gone upto 150 places and that only 80 places have so far been taken.
Mason, let me know when you have OASC.
oooooo, what a plonker! I ment to put "just got back from my presentation!"
Sorry for the confusion with the peoplethat have PM'd me!!!
You will need to know the main/big Stations and any Stations that are relevant to your Branch.
As far as CHOM and recoursing goes.. at the moment, people who are being recoursed are staying in CHOM and just getting moved around to be woth their new lot!
Think theres about 140+ (ish) there just now! x
I'm in for scholarship, and am off in 2 weeks from today (!)
The filter interview was actually quite enjoyable I found. They ask you questions mainly about yourself and only a bit about the RAF (I am in for pilot and was asked about the trg). It is NOT your selection interview, just a little check to see if you are switched on enough to go to OASC. Don't worry about it, be yourself, show enthusiasm and be prepared to answer questions about yourself! Many people go there with tons of RAF knowledge and when asked 'so how long have you live at your current address?' are stumped!
I also know a guy who is at Boulmer now doing fighter controller training. For his OASC interview he memorised every single sqn number and its corresponding aircraft, he was not asked about any of this once! He did however say, it is comforting to have such knowledge and if you are interested in the RAF, which of course you should be, then it is no burden learning it.
I made an OASC checklist and also added a set onto the FAQ. I think I have an additional interview as well but that was geared towards people in the RAF already so was at a higher level. Think there on there.
its alright it was the first interview for trade anyway.. i had it this morning passed it =) just got the fitness now etc..