bhmve said:Just wondering if anyone can give me an idea of how it takes for a semi skilled applicant, who is merrit listed, to be offered a job.
I wouldn't mind hearing others experience who are semi skilled applicants.
I have been merrit listed only 10 days. I know I'll get a call. What I want to know is if there are any AVS Techs on here who can give me some insight on how they applied. Once, you were offered a job, what extra training did you have to complete and how long was it. I am a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with no military training. Just want to hear what others experiences were like. I can not seem to get any concrete info from a recruiter. I am sure after BMQ, I would get an idea. Sitting here guessing is driving me crazy though.
Thanks for the help.
bhmve said:On my application it says that the PLAR is not required. So I do not know what that means. But I am confirmed Merrit listed nevertheless.
This is why I am trying to figure out the whole process from someone who has gone through this before. How much extra training was involved. How long did it take until you were promoted to Corporal?
Thanks for your help DAA. I know it's just a waiting game from here. I just wished I knew a little more about what to expect other than BMQ.
You would think so, but CFSATE doesn't think that way. Still it will be faster than if you had to do POET.Daywalker said:Well since I would be OT'ing (if it happens, gotta wait until spring to find out), and I already have POET (QL5 LCIS / ACISS-CST), that would be a lot of training I skip right there. It would just be common core and ql3.
While I would "assume" & "hope" the CF wouldn't waste their money having me sit in Borden on PAT away from my wife and kids and my house AGAIN (I already did this routine back during the newly formed ACISS mess in Kingston), I know its a possibility. At least now, I know what to do to hopefully not have that happen again, and to have me stay here on base until my courses start.
You will always belong to Borden if your interest is AVS. POET is 7 months, and the failure rate is high on the course. Hopefully you are Science inclined, as you like maths and electronics? If not, start working on it pronto.
Once you pass, it's back to Borden for AVS common core if you haven't already done that, then onto your AVS QL3 which is 9 months + and again high failure rate.
PMQ question: It's not advisable for you to move your family whilst on DP 1 trg, only to move them again for QL3, and then later for your 1st posting. Put it this way, it won't happen on the Crown's dime, and you will need a memo to live outside anyway. You won't be the first person to have a family whilst on course, and it should act as your motivator to want to pass and move on.
Your first failure of a PC leads to PRB, and depending on the board, you can find yourself being recoursed. Speak to your spouse before making any irrational decisions.