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Old 18th Feb 2020, 18:19
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In prepping for my upcoming OASC, I would like to familiarise myself with the Behavioural Anchored Rating Scale that the assessors use to rate a candidates performance.
I have found the grade standards for the Oral Communication competency, but can't find them for the other 4 competencies - Teamwork, Influence, Problem Solving and Confidence & Resilience.
Please could you tell me if these are available publicly, and if they are, kindly point me in the right direction?
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Old 19th Feb 2020, 16:33
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Originally Posted by Sky Sports View Post
In prepping for my upcoming OASC, I would like to familiarise myself with the Behavioural Anchored Rating Scale that the assessors use to rate a candidates performance.
I have found the grade standards for the Oral Communication competency, but can't find them for the other 4 competencies - Teamwork, Influence, Problem Solving and Confidence & Resilience.
Please could you tell me if these are available publicly, and if they are, kindly point me in the right direction?
Unless you know someone who works at OASC and is being uncharacteristically open, it's not something that's usually available publicly.
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Old 19th Mar 2020, 12:12
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OASC Dates Cancelled

Iíve read on another forum that Cranwell have cancelled all OASC dates for the foreseeable future. Is this right? And is halting recruitment a good idea at this time?
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Old 19th Mar 2020, 21:44
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Originally Posted by Sky Sports View Post
And is halting recruitment a good idea at this time?
What do you think?
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Old 20th Mar 2020, 13:30
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What do you think?
I think that given the high probability of the RAF having to carry out MACA duties soon, on top of their 'normal' work and commitments, manpower overstretch could become a problem.

I think that if the organisation halts recruitment for an unknown period of time, while at the same time allows people to exercise their right to leave, the manpower overstretch problem will get a whole lot worse!
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Old 20th Mar 2020, 15:48
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I think that given the high probability of the RAF having to carry out MACA duties soon, on top of their 'normal' work and commitments, manpower overstretch could become a problem.

I think that if the organisation halts recruitment for an unknown period of time, while at the same time allows people to exercise their right to leave, the manpower overstretch problem will get a whole lot worse!
What good what entirely untrained manpower be? Exposing recruiters to risk. Far better to protect what you have, especially when other more important activities have to be maintained.

Fight me...

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Old 20th Mar 2020, 18:04
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If the current situation carries on and on and on, (18-24 months), as some are predicting, what number would you allow the RAF to reduce down to?

I think that a civvy wanting to join, is just as likely to catch something from the RAF recruiter, as the RAF recruiter is from the civvy walking through the door!
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Old 20th Mar 2020, 22:06
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If the current situation carries on and on and on, (18-24 months), as some are predicting, what number would you allow the RAF to reduce down to?

I think that a civvy wanting to join, is just as likely to catch something from the RAF recruiter, as the RAF recruiter is from the civvy walking through the door!
Recruitment can be done online now, there doesn't have to be any face to face interaction until much later in the process.
And part of the process - in the future - could be having a negative coronavirus test.
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Old 21st Mar 2020, 17:18
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What part of assembling a large number of complete strangers together from all around the country, have them live and work together in extreme close proximity, sounds like social distancing and stay at home guidance?

Of course recruitment and training is going to be put on hold.

If you declare a national emergency and call up reserves then it may be a tad difficult to leave...

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Old 21st Mar 2020, 21:37
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Call up the reserves ..... who are most likely the fathers and sharing a house with those now wanting to join! Good plan.
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Old 22nd Mar 2020, 12:56
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Sky Sports,

No difference to the regulars, in exactly the same boat.



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Old 28th Mar 2020, 23:42
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Of course recruitment and training is going to be put on hold.
The direction from the CAS is to keep essential training (Ph1, Flying and controller) as well as recruitment and selection going to maintain output for MACA (Ph1), so SkySports is correct. Currently Halton and Cranwell are taking intakes, but OASC based selection has stopped (Not what the CAS wants).
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Old 31st Mar 2020, 15:59
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Nephew still in training at Halton
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 19:16
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Are people still being allowed to leave the service currently?
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Old 25th Apr 2020, 15:12
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Are people still being allowed to leave the service currently?
Why do you ask..?
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 09:25
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Why do you ask..?
Because I would like to know the answer.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 09:39
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Not heard of anyone being stopped, people have left from my locat, and seen nothing written down to say they can't. Hence why I was curious as to why you ask. Have you heard otherwise?
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 10:06
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Has anyone heard any rumours about when the various elements of selection are likely to restart?
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Old 21st Jun 2020, 17:30
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Has anyone heard any rumours about when the various elements of selection are likely to restart?
Yes. Early July.
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Old 23rd Jun 2020, 09:08
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Yes. Early July.
Thanks for that Bugs, massive thumbs up.

Do you know if it will be run as per pre-lockdown, or will the content be changed to accommodate social distancing i.e. modified hangar exercises?
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