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Is the AFCO open to public??.. So could i just go in and pick up an application if i wanted??..

Just i got a phone call saying about a presentation but i don't really want to go to a presentation i just want to go in and pick up an application form and get it filled in etc.

Can i do this??

Thanks alot
Sam
 

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Is the AFCO open to public??.. So could i just go in and pick up an application if i wanted??..

Just i got a phone call saying about a presentation but i don't really want to go to a presentation i just want to go in and pick up an application form and get it filled in etc.

Can i do this??

Thanks alot
Sam

I think what they mean by presentation is like an initial interview to explain how the application process goes and you get a chance to watch a Royal Marines DVD of the PRMC. You also get the paper work and sometimes a free copy of Globe and Laurel so it's worth going to =D

AFCOs are open to the public in a way, at mine you have to push a buzzer and they ask you who you are and you have to explain, then they let you in, but you can't just pick up an application, you have to have a little sit down and chat and they'll explain the process!

It's worth the wait and listen!
 
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My local one has got a buzzer as well.. Not sure why though.
Shame about the officer, it is a daft women who knows nothing about the marines, when I went in looking for more info, she kept referring to 'Commando On The Front Line, ITV Series', she never told me anything I never knew.
Sorry for stealing your thread mate, but does anyone know if there is more than one careers adviser in an AFCO?
She was worse than helpless :dontaskme: :nunu:!

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Oh Right.. Awesome think it looks like ill be going to this presentation now!...

Cheers Dude!
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I think they have a buzzer for the same reason they don't have letter boxes. Back in the 80's the IRA wanted the British Army to leave N.Ireland and obviously we wouldn't so they decided to bomb our AFCOs as lets face it if we can't recruit we can't send more soldiers across.. So the buzzers are for safety issues.
 

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They should just sack them all and make Ninja do all the work.

Seriously though, have a look through most of his and Grey Wing's posts. Anything that they don't know isn't worth knowing!
 
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They should just sack them all and make Ninja do all the work.

Seriously though, have a look through most of his and Grey Wing's posts. Anything that they don't know isn't worth knowing!

Spot on *text deleted*, they are "the people"!
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Thanks Ash, its a bit recruit unfriendly don't you think?
My local army careers office is 2 doors up from the one the navy share with the RAF, the army don't have one thought...
Are the navy paranoid?
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Is the AFCO open to public??.. So could i just go in and pick up an application if i wanted??..

Just i got a phone call saying about a presentation but i don't really want to go to a presentation i just want to go in and pick up an application form and get it filled in etc.

Can i do this??

Thanks alot
Sam


Hiya Sam, you are free to call into all AFCO's without an appointment to collect information, ask advice and/or simply to take application forms. It is not necessary to attend a presentation if you don't wish to but they will usually check you are eligible to apply. (Nationality, residency, criminality, age, former service, asthma, bankruptcy etc.,).

Shame about the officer, it is a daft women who knows nothing about the marines, when I went in looking for more info, she kept referring to 'Commando On The Front Line, ITV Series', she never told me anything I never knew.
Sorry for stealing your thread mate, but does anyone know if there is more than one careers adviser in an AFCO?
She was worse than helpless :dontaskme: :nunu:!

Marc.

Marc,

Occasionally AFCO's have male & female service staff working temporarily on loan to AFCO's manning the reception desk for a variety of reason's such as they are due harmony time (time at home), pregnancy, recovering from injury, or compassionate reasons. These people may only be there for a few weeks and only have rudimentary training regarding the basic elements of the selection procedure. Understandably Royal Marines, RN Divers & submariners on loan have little knowledge/experience of trades open to females & similarly it would be unreasonable to expect females to have in-depth knowledge of the male-only specialisations

The permanent Careers Advisers in the AFCO staff, be they male, female, Navy or Marines are all fully trained to advise in all different specialisations, conduct all elements of the selection process & make selection/rejection decisions regardless of their former service background.

If the person answering your questions at the reception of the AFCO doesn't know the answers to your query, simply ask to speak to one of the Careers Advisers, who will give you all the answers to your questions & are 100% qualified to do so. Don't fall into the trap of thinking that because a Careers Adviser is female, they know nothing about the Royal Marines, because you will be very surprised how much they do know compared to you, come the selection interview.

They should just sack them all and make Ninja do all the work.

Very kind words, thanks
. But seriously, most careers advisers are pretty good- the selection process to become one is far from easy & the training course to become one is very much a pass/fail rollercoaster.

With regard AFCO door locks, bells, buzzers security cameras, panic alarms etc., we're unfortunately unable to disclose what specific necessary measures are used, but suffice to say you're one button press away from an armed response unit if needs be.

"Security. Not a dirty word Blackadder...."
 

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you're one button press away from an armed response unit if needs be.

Ooh, how long do they take? Do you have guns in the AFCO? =P *Rubs hands together* I know how to get around the CCTV cameras at my AFCO from seeing me untill I step inside =P
 

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