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ACE_Engineer said:Hello all,
Just wondering, what is the longest wait time span between application to enrollment that you know of, after which a person still enrolled?
I am at 2.5 years, applied in October 2018. It was delayed because of a lengthy background check (about a year), then a foot fracture (about 4 months), and now COVID-19. At this moment, I have passed every test (CFAT, medical, physical, interview), and am waiting for the call.
I am wondering if there is a policy that limits the time between application and enrollment before which you have to automatically restart the entire process.
Not that I’m aware of. It took me approx 3yrs from submission of app to basic. There are a ton of factors that go into the length of one’s recruitment process. (Trade choice is a big one, clearances, personnel changes—my file manager changed a couple of times, the occasional pandemic...etc., etc.) In a perfect world, the process is seamless. But that’s often not the case, unfortunately. That being said, cases like yours and mine—years for processing—thankfully aren’t the norm. All I can say is be patient.
Keep in touch with your recruiter/file manager every month or so. Make sure there isn’t any info they’re missing/waiting for, make sure everything is as squared off from your end as possible. There is no doubt that the current state of affairs will have an impact at some level. It’ll just have to be waited out.