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I am looking currently looking into either being a medic or a nurse in the RAF/ Army as i want a hands on job to do with healthcare.
I’m not sure what service to go into or which role to do!
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RAF Medic is mostly admin. Nurse is hands on healthcare.
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I'm in the middle of my application for the RAF for student nurse so I'm not too sure what the army side of things are but I have heard medics is more admin based whereas a nurse is more hands on. Are you already a registered nurse or would you be going down the student route? If you are going down the student route I would highly reccoment getting hospital experience as a health are assistant on the wards or in theatre =-)
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I'm in the middle of my application for the RAF for student nurse so I'm not too sure what the army side of things are but I have heard medics is more admin based whereas a nurse is more hands on. Are you already a registered nurse or would you be going down the student route? If you are going down the student route I would highly reccoment getting hospital experience as a health are assistant on the wards or in theatre =-)
was going to go through the student nurse route, but due to the current circumstances it’s so impossible to be able to get any form of experience!
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was going to go through the student nurse route, but due to the current circumstances it’s so impossible to be able to get any form of experience!
The NHS are crying out for volunteers and a lot of trusts are advertising more jobs cause they need all the staff they can get. But if it is something you really want to do I would definitely try and get some experience even if that means you can't apply for another year or so
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The NHS are crying out for volunteers and a lot of trusts are advertising more jobs cause they need all the staff they can get. But if it is something you really want to do I would definitely try and get some experience even if that means you can't apply for another year or so
i would totally go for that but still in college and our lessons are as normal just online! I will ask the RAF and just see what they suggest too, thank you!!
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was going to go through the student nurse route, but due to the current circumstances it’s so impossible to be able to get any form of experience!
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Have you read through the entry requirements listed on the Student Nurse role page on the RAF Recruitment website? You don't need any previous experience, we train everyone from scratch, that's part of the process. But slots are limited each yearly intake.

https://www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment/r...nt-nurse-adult

Have a thorough read through everything and check every link given.

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i would totally go for that but still in college and our lessons are as normal just online! I will ask the RAF and just see what they suggest too, thank you!!
Are you in your last year of college? They only take a limited amount a year so when I applied they had over 60 applicants but were only taking 10 sonit is very competitive and on my interview day there was 3 of us and I had hospital experience and the other 2 didn't and their feedback was that they need to get health are experience and to try again. Even if it's just a weekend job doing care work it shows that you have more understanding of the job role and that it's something you want to do. They want to see that dedication
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Are you in your last year of college? They only take a limited amount a year so when I applied they had over 60 applicants but were only taking 10 sonit is very competitive and on my interview day there was 3 of us and I had hospital experience and the other 2 didn't and their feedback was that they need to get health are experience and to try again. Even if it's just a weekend job doing care work it shows that you have more understanding of the job role and that it's something you want to do. They want to see that dedication
i’m in my first year of college but was going to use my summer to do work experience in a hospital and care home so if that still able to happen do you think that will be ok?!
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i’m in my first year of college but was going to use my summer to do work experience in a hospital and care home so if that still able to happen do you think that will be ok?!
Yes definitely =-) try and get as much experience as you can
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Yes definitely =-) try and get as much experience as you can
When is the best time to apply for this role/ when did you?
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Yes definitely =-) try and get as much experience as you can
When is the best time to apply for this role/ when did you?
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When is the best time to apply for this role/ when did you?
They usually open the student nurse applications for RAF around August time
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They usually open the student nurse applications for RAF around August time
ah ok, how long does the whole process take?
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ah ok, how long does the whole process take?
So apply in the August then your local AFCO will invite you to an interview and if your successful you will then be given a date for you medical. Providing you pass that you will then get a date for your fitness test all of which need to be completed by December as you have your specialist interview in the February then you find out within 2 weeks of your interview if you are successful or not.
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thank you!!
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So apply in the August then your local AFCO will invite you to an interview and if your successful you will then be given a date for you medical. Providing you pass that you will then get a date for your fitness test all of which need to be completed by December as you have your specialist interview in the February then you find out within 2 weeks of your interview if you are successful or not.
thank you!
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ah ok, how long does the whole process take?
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The entire application process can take between 3-9 months, but the for Student Nurse role it's likely to be reasonably short as you'll need to do your phase one (RAF basic) training prior to starting your degree.

You can apply with your predicted grades, but you'll need to have the correct UCAS points for your application to be processed further etc.

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Hi

The entire application process can take between 3-9 months, but the for Student Nurse role it's likely to be reasonably short as you'll need to do your phase one (RAF basic) training prior to starting your degree.

You can apply with your predicted grades, but you'll need to have the correct UCAS points for your application to be processed further etc.

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obviously due to the whole situation at the moment i’m unable to get any experience/ any volunteering.
Will this have any impacts on my application so should i take a gap year?
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obviously due to the whole situation at the moment i’m unable to get any experience/ any volunteering.
Will this have any impacts on my application so should i take a gap year?
Hi

Did you read my previous post above in the thread? The entry requirements on the Student Nurse role page don't require any previous medical experience. You will apply after your A levels and if successful you'll start your degree after you've completed you RAF phase one training. We then pay you (and for your degree) and you'll then be posted to an RAF station of to Birmingham Hospital to gain experience etc.

There's no listed requirement for RAF entry to have prior experience. If you send me a PM I can give you the contact details for the Nursing Liaison Team at RAF Cranwell who can give you more advice.

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