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    Hi all, I'm new to the forum so just thought I'd say hello first!

    Anyway, this may sound like a really daft question but if you fail to attain the required score for your chosen branch in aptitude, but show an aptitude for another branch, how would this be dealt with in the interview? I know the interview requires branch knowledge, but if you have been recommended another branch how will you be able to answer the questions related to this in the interview if you havent actually researched it? :confused:

    Apologies if this has been discussed in another thread, so feel free to direct me if it has!

    Thank You!
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    You don't get recommended to another branch, if you don't have it on your application form you will not be considered. So basically if you fail the aptitude for your chosen branches you will be sent home.
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    Oh ok. I had a friend who failed the aptitude for intelligence but they asked her if she had considered medical support officer. She left because it wasnt what she wanted to pursue.

    Thanks for the information though!
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    it won't happen. Depending on circumstances, you might be sent straight home after the aptitudes; or you might possibly be asked to consider another branch after completing the entire process (a week or two later, once they've considered you in full), in which case you'll be given time to research and prepare and be reinterviewed about your new branch choice; or they might do something else altogether. What they won't do (any more) is allow you to add new branches straight after the aptitudes, so you won't ever be in a position to be interviewed for branches you hadn't considered without time to research them.

    The best approach is probably to put down every branch you're willing to be considered for from the off, then this can't arise.
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    Thats great thanks for clearing that up for me
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    When I attended OASC recently, I was going for a non aptitude assessed branch, Engineering Officer. I did very well on the aptitude and thus changed asked to change my first choice to an aptitude assesed branch, Pilot and WSO. I undertook the extra medicals for this aircrew.

    In my interview they interviewed me as if I was only going for engineering, as that is what I had prepared for. At a later date I had to contact OC Air Board to arrange a specialist interview for Pilot / WSO. ie the bits from your OASC interview relating to your branch.
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    Oh ok, was this specialist interview to be conducted at OASC or at your AFCO?

    How did you get on in the end? I have put down WSOp and Intelligence Officer (both aptitude assessed) my nerves are in shreds about OASC now :/
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    It was actualy done over the phone, which I was quite suprised at. It basically covered the training pipeline for Pilot and WSO, a bit more in depth on Aircraft (Uses, sqns, replacement etc) and my motivation for changing branch.

    On a related note, there was a few ppl on my course who failed aptitude for their chosen branches, and they were given the option of staying and changing their branch's (in which case im guessing a similar situation to mine would arise with regard to the intervirew questions on branch training).

    Another guy, going for pilot, was choped at medicals for having too long a legs. He was told he could re-apply for a different branch and skip all the aptirude and synidcate parts of OASC.

    Dont be nervous, just relax when you get there....try to speak to everyone on the first night. Practice your mental aritmatic, www.speeddistancetime.info is a really useful website, the aptitude isnt like that when you get ther, but it helps with practicing mental tasks quickly and accuratly. Also, try improving your short term memory..... memorize 6-12 cards in a couple of seconds for example.

    If you have any other questions, PM me and i'll be more than willing to help.
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    I take back my comment, sounds like it has changed from info I have previously been given.
 
 
 
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