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Old 10-03-2019, 04:32 PM   #646
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Im going to submit my direct entry sergeant application soon any idea what they will ask for interview etc and should i be declare medical history of my family who has high blood pressure too during ns checkup??? currently only holding nitec cert since im signing on please help thanks

During Ns checkup ? So i assume you have not enlisted yet ? You can declare if you want to but as long as you are fine it shouldn't be a problem unless the Docs there want to mess with you
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Old 10-03-2019, 04:44 PM   #647
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During Ns checkup ? So i assume you have not enlisted yet ? You can declare if you want to but as long as you are fine it shouldn't be a problem unless the Docs there want to mess with you
Yup i have not enlisted yet any rough idea cause i really cant study and im 19 this year after end of this year i will be done with nitec and have already prepared to submit my direct entry sergeant application for sign on bonus will be $10000 if successful after 5 years of service including 2 years in ns and for my ns Im stuck here as i keep thinking if i wanna go poly but lots of officers told me with diploma cert is better with moving up in rank and better but i really cant study and really have the passion for spf so what should i do? thanks for prompt response
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Old 10-03-2019, 09:19 PM   #648
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Yup i have not enlisted yet any rough idea cause i really cant study and im 19 this year after end of this year i will be done with nitec and have already prepared to submit my direct entry sergeant application for sign on bonus will be $10000 if successful after 5 years of service including 2 years in ns and for my ns Im stuck here as i keep thinking if i wanna go poly but lots of officers told me with diploma cert is better with moving up in rank and better but i really cant study and really have the passion for spf so what should i do? thanks for prompt response
Would recommend going for the diploma first imo cause in the long run it will definitely be more helpful. Besides theres no guarantee of direct entry so a plan B would be taking the diploma. Because theres also a large intake of applications and they have a limited number of slots after all
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:03 PM   #649
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Would recommend going for the diploma first imo cause in the long run it will definitely be more helpful. Besides theres no guarantee of direct entry so a plan B would be taking the diploma. Because theres also a large intake of applications and they have a limited number of slots after all

Im afraid i will not be able to finish diploma as i heard from a lot of my friends its quite hard and also im 19 now i’ll definitely need to enlist first right since now im only in nitec 2nd year really education is not my thing but i tried my best and i feel like i could manage in the long run although paywise is low but as long as i work hard i’ll most likely be able to climb up in rank right? thats the only way for me apart from studying.
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Old 10-03-2019, 11:07 PM   #650
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Option 1
19 year ago (2 years Nitec with average result) -> 21 year ago (2 years Higher Nitec with above average result) -> 24 year old (2 years of NSF + 1 year of estimated waiting time to enlist and start of Poly) -> 27 year (3 years of Poly Diploma). Sign on as SGT(2) at the age of 27 years ago as fresh Poly Diploma holder.


Option 2
Sign on as SGT(1) at the age of 19 year ago as fresh Nitec holder. Estimated promotion to SGT(2) after 3 to 5 years of service at the age of 22 to 24 year old.


So which one is better?


Im afraid i will not be able to finish diploma as i heard from a lot of my friends its quite hard and also im 19 now iíll definitely need to enlist first right since now im only in nitec 2nd year really education is not my thing but i tried my best and i feel like i could manage in the long run although paywise is low but as long as i work hard iíll most likely be able to climb up in rank right? thats the only way for me apart from studying.
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:35 AM   #651
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Option 1
19 year ago (2 years Nitec with average result) -> 21 year ago (2 years Higher Nitec with above average result) -> 24 year old (2 years of NSF + 1 year of estimated waiting time to enlist and start of Poly) -> 27 year (3 years of Poly Diploma). Sign on as SGT(2) at the age of 27 years ago as fresh Poly Diploma holder.


Option 2
Sign on as SGT(1) at the age of 19 year ago as fresh Nitec holder. Estimated promotion to SGT(2) after 3 to 5 years of service at the age of 22 to 24 year old.

So which one is better?
Thanks for reply, I already submitted my application last night but has yet to finish my education this is my last year so my application may still be approve even though im still in school right after my school i can immediately enlist so i guess that shouldnt be a problem
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:38 AM   #652
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Option 1
19 year ago (2 years Nitec with average result) -> 21 year ago (2 years Higher Nitec with above average result) -> 24 year old (2 years of NSF + 1 year of estimated waiting time to enlist and start of Poly) -> 27 year (3 years of Poly Diploma). Sign on as SGT(2) at the age of 27 years ago as fresh Poly Diploma holder.


Option 2
Sign on as SGT(1) at the age of 19 year ago as fresh Nitec holder. Estimated promotion to SGT(2) after 3 to 5 years of service at the age of 22 to 24 year old.


So which one is better?
How does the sign on works since i look through the website and it stated pre enlistees should apply 3 months before enlistment please clear my doubt thanks
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Old 11-03-2019, 01:45 PM   #653
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Option 1
19 year ago (2 years Nitec with average result) -> 21 year ago (2 years Higher Nitec with above average result) -> 24 year old (2 years of NSF + 1 year of estimated waiting time to enlist and start of Poly) -> 27 year (3 years of Poly Diploma). Sign on as SGT(2) at the age of 27 years ago as fresh Poly Diploma holder.


Option 2
Sign on as SGT(1) at the age of 19 year ago as fresh Nitec holder. Estimated promotion to SGT(2) after 3 to 5 years of service at the age of 22 to 24 year old.


So which one is better?
For the sign on anyone has any rough idea if i apply for direct entry sergeant so its automatically counted as sign on? Or need do go thru another procedure anyways i was told to apply on dec since im graduating on feb thought i could apply earlier.
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Old 11-03-2019, 02:12 PM   #654
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It take sometime (Interpreted that it will take 3 months from your statement accordingly to website) for SPF to process your application.

Once you start your REC training with 1 of the force (SPF/SAF/SCDF), other force will no longer hire you. So once you start REC training with SAF, SPF will no longer hire you.

However when you are BMT with SAF, you still can sign on any vocation (according to your qualification) with Army/Air Force/Navy because you have not POP from BMT.

If you started your vocational training like AIT to become an Infantryman, you no longer can sign on with SAF. However if you are posted to Command School like SCS, you can still sign on almost all Army Specialist vocation or certain Air Force vocation such Air Defence Systems Specialist because you just started your Foundation Term which is also part of career advancement course for these vocations. However if you start your Professional Term as Infantry, you are only left to sign on as Infantry Specialist as this stage.

Since NSF, we cannot chose our own vocation and you still want to sign on SPF, you can only start to apply again around 3 months before you ORD from SAF.


How does the sign on works since i look through the website and it stated pre enlistees should apply 3 months before enlistment please clear my doubt thanks
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Old 11-03-2019, 02:19 PM   #655
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It only mean you apply for SPF job as direct entry sergeant. You still needs to attend interview and sign the employment contract with bond before you are consider 'sign on' as REG. If you did not even call up by SPF to do anything for your job application, your status is as good as nothing had been done and just wait for your enlistment letter with 1 of the force (SPF/SAF/SCDF) or you apply for further studies.


For the sign on anyone has any rough idea if i apply for direct entry sergeant so its automatically counted as sign on? Or need do go thru another procedure anyways i was told to apply on dec since im graduating on feb thought i could apply earlier.
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:03 PM   #656
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Thanks for the help! I will apply again on dec since graduating on Feb. Thanks for all the replies once again much appreciated
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Old 12-03-2019, 06:48 PM   #657
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ROD with SPF what they give ah? Watch n Medal?
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Old 13-03-2019, 04:07 PM   #658
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ROD with SPF what they give ah? Watch n Medal?
got give letter that acts as $100 voucher to buy watch
at least that i have gotten only

other than that nth much
unless u wan to include the emart credits that needs to be used up by end of FY 2018 cos technically MR is effective start of FY 2019
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Old 13-03-2019, 06:05 PM   #659
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ROD with SPF what they give ah? Watch n Medal?
Sign on with SPF!😂
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Old 14-03-2019, 09:33 AM   #660
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got give letter that acts as $100 voucher to buy watch
at least that i have gotten only

other than that nth much
unless u wan to include the emart credits that needs to be used up by end of FY 2018 cos technically MR is effective start of FY 2019
Now no medal liao ah? SAF got watch n medal. Was thinking what SPF gives
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