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    Hi, I just wanted to ask about what I should do towards an RAF career, I failed my CBAT (WSOp) and not sure what I should do now, do I wait a year and try again? Or should I apply for an airman role and then commission or try again for WSOp in a few years? Just want to hear some advice.

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    (Original post by HFC26)
    Hi, I just wanted to ask about what I should do towards an RAF career, I failed my CBAT (WSOp) and not sure what I should do now, do I wait a year and try again? Or should I apply for an airman role and then commission or try again for WSOp in a few years? Just want to hear some advice.

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    What do you want to do?

    In your paragraph above you're talking about 3 separate roles and careers, each quite different.

    It's pointless us giving you advice at this point, you know your life and your aspirations far better than anyone else. We can advise the best path to get somewhere, but if you don't tell us where you want to go, nobody can help.
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    What do you want to do?

    In your paragraph above you're talking about 3 separate roles and careers, each quite different.

    It's pointless us giving you advice at this point, you know your life and your aspirations far better than anyone else. We can advise the best path to get somewhere, but if you don't tell us where you want to go, nobody can help.
    Ok so what route should I take as I would like to eventually end up working on aircraft?
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    (Original post by HFC26)
    Ok so what route should I take as I would like to eventually end up working on aircraft?
    Doing what?

    Fixing them, their engines, their computers, cleaning them, telling them when to take off, working on board, flying, for the RAF, RN, civilian...?

    How close did you get on the WSOp CBAT? What guidance did they give you about trying again later? What role do you most want and see yourself doing?


    You're not giving us much / anything to go on.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Doing what?

    Fixing them, their engines, their computers, cleaning them, telling them when to take off, working on board, flying, for the RAF, RN, civilian...?

    How close did you get on the WSOp CBAT? What guidance did they give you about trying again later? What role do you most want and see yourself doing?


    You're not giving us much / anything to go on.
    id like to work on bored the aircraft as a WSOp or something very similar I wasn't far off passing it but I was told that it's probably Down to my age as I'm only 17 so my aptitude still can improve over the next 5 years but they didn't say anything about going in as another role and working my way up or anything like that. At my CBAT there was a lad who is a mechanic already in the RAF and he was trying to become a pilot, is there a way of going in in one role and "move up" to WSOp or would I have to do the same as him and re apply for the role?
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    (Original post by HFC26)
    id like to work on bored the aircraft as a WSOp or something very similar I wasn't far off passing it but I was told that it's probably Down to my age as I'm only 17 so my aptitude still can improve over the next 5 years but they didn't say anything about going in as another role and working my way up or anything like that.
    So go away, improve yourself, prove that you've got leadership potential, make sure your fitness is great, keep working yourself mentally to improve your scores. Have the evidence that proves you're a well-rounded individual who'll be an asset to the RAF.

    How you do that is entirely up to you. There's no wrong answer. But you have to do it.


    At my CBAT there was a lad who is a mechanic already in the RAF and he was trying to become a pilot, is there a way of going in in one role and "move up" to WSOp or would I have to do the same as him and re apply for the role?
    Possible, but not guaranteed. What happens if you do that but then don't make it? It's much harder to do that than it is to go in direct.
    Ie, if there were ten applicants from 'the real world', 5 might make it, whereas if there were 10 applicants from within the RAF they might only take 1, or less.
 
 
 
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