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OSTV

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Hello, im probably considerably younger and alot more unexperienced than you guys but please can someone clear this up for me...
Can i apply and complete RM tests whilst still at College, i am planning on applying for Welbeck?
Danny?

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@Ninja_Stoker On the supplementary application it asks "What job would be your first choice and why" is the referring to what specialisation you would chose?

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@Ninja_Stoker On the supplementary application it asks "What job would be your first choice and why" is the referring to what specialisation you would chose?

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Don't worry about that, it's for RN applicants so that we can switch them if they don't meet the entry standard for their first RN choice.

For RM it makes no difference, unless perhaps you'll maybe consider joining the RN as a fallback option.

RM specialisations are not selected or influenced by the AFCO element of selection.
 

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Quick question regarding the referee/ references


Ive been out of school for 7 odd years, and have worked for myself the last 2 years,

Could you advise me on where to go or who to seek a reference from??

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Could you advise me on where to go or who to seek a reference from??
I've had a quick squiz at your previous questions about this and assume that the answers didn't help.

Looking wider afield, do you know someone who is perhaps prominent in your community? A medical professional, religious cleric, or accountant perhaps? Someone who is prepared to vouch that to the best of their knowledge you are of good character. To be honest it's not a high bar.

As you have been self-employed for a couple of years perhaps tap into clients and business associates. Someone who is willing to state that you demonstrated integrity and honesty within your business activities.

Alternatively, even though you've been out of education for seven years did you have a favourite teacher who might remember you (for the right reasons) and be prepared to state that you were a good egg? My own school was so desperate to get rid of me that they wrote me a glowing reference.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.
 

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yeah I've had a look at the previous responses but i still wasn't sure, as most always said a school teacher etc,

I just needed that one, otherwise I'm ready to send all my admin over!

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@saapplicant

As Albert Einstein famously said “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”

Moving on- To put it simply, references are people the RN can ask to vouch for your character.

Just because you worked for yourself doesn’t limit you in finding references. Former bosses, colleagues and even your previous clients all make good references.

The forces are most interested in gaining an unbiased view of your personality, work ethic and performance. For this reason, friends and family members should generally be avoided. No matter how professional your relationship with your mum is.

Best of luck.
 
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