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Royal Air Force of Oman.
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cyclistlongdistancerunner



Joined: 18 Mar 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Carnac Dear Veiled:

Hello and gracious greetings!! This is all very interesting. Veiled already knows me. I am currently doing a Masters at AUC CAiro in TESOL. Lot of experience in the Gulf. Taught in Oman for two years 2015-2017 [April]. Might be interested in teaching for military in Oman in the future OR the New College of Military Technology. Is the salary really 1900 per month? Old Arab hand [now] Have taught in Saudi, Kuwait and Libya. As stated now in Egypt, doing a Masters. Will be in Oman in mid December. Would enjoy meeting you then if you are around Carnac.

Best A Long Distance Cycling Canadian ...
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Sleepwalker



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To simon_capetown

Did you ever start with RAFO? How has it been? What is the vacancy situation?
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sheikhitnow



Joined: 29 Dec 2017
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

carnac wrote:
you wil be "executed to death", which I found a bit extreme. I mean, I don't mind so much being executed, but, to death? Really!


I like the nomenclature of "terminated with extreme prejudice."
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moshaker1234



Joined: 22 May 2018
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:38 pm    Post subject: Clearance check Reply with quote

I had an interview with RAFO last week in London. Does anyone know approximately how long the security check takes? I had to complete a lot of documents and forms and it took over 2 hours!!! I do understand for some it has taken over 6 months!

Also the medical has to be done in London and gets reimbursed, you can only do that once you have been given clearance to proceed with the application after the initial interview.
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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would guess that length of time to do depends on your individual history... and how easy or difficult it is for them to get the questions answered that they need. Very unpredictable business...

VS
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moshaker1234



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

veiledsentiments wrote:
I would guess that length of time to do depends on your individual history... and how easy or difficult it is for them to get the questions answered that they need. Very unpredictable business...

VS


Thanks VS yes as you said it depends on each individual and of course RAFO and how quick they want you!

If anyone else has also interviewed in London for RAFO recently would love to liaise. You can PM me.
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moshaker1234



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:20 pm    Post subject: RAFO Package Reply with quote

Anyone know why the salary with RAFO is less than MTC. I understand MTC pay 1900 OMR and RAFO starting salary at grade 5 is 1200OMR.
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Sleepwalker



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MTC salaries have been reduced.

The salary depends on the military grade awarded to the teacher.
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Sleepwalker



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you start with RAFO, moshaker1234?
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moshaker1234



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:40 pm    Post subject: RAFO Reply with quote

Sleepwalker wrote:
Did you start with RAFO, moshaker1234?


Sent you a PM
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MENA_chica



Joined: 28 Sep 2014
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:21 am    Post subject: Re: Clearance check Reply with quote

moshaker1234 wrote:
Does anyone know approximately how long the security check takes?

I was told by my employer (a university) that I should expect security clearance to take 2-3 months. Mine took 7 weeks over the course of June and July this year.
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veiledsentiments



Joined: 20 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It used to be that at the universities the check was done after you arrived. Are they requiring that it be done before you arrive now?

VS
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kopeyka



Joined: 10 Nov 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:40 am    Post subject: RAOF Reply with quote

Anyone started at RAFO recently?

3 months on from the int and still signing forms.
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kopeyka



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: RAFO Reply with quote

[quote="moshaker1234"]
Sleepwalker wrote:
Did you start with RAFO, moshaker1234?


Moshaker are you with RAFO?

I interviewed in June in London.

I filled in a load of forms there and someone said I'd hear 'either way' within 2 weeks.

6 weeks later I emailed the guy that arranged the interviews to ask for my passport fotos back (first time I've ever been asked for passport fotos at an interview?!) Anyway, I just wanted confirmation really (although the fotos did cost 22.00 around the corner from their office in Knightsbridge).

He said that I'd been successful and he wasn't sure whay HR hadn't informed me! He put me in touch with them and they said I should do the medical form they gave me at the interview. As I was working on a UK university pre-sessional at the time, I delayed it a while and eventually got it done at my GP and a private dentist in Manchester.

I scanned and sent it last week and he emailed saying I'd missed Section 6, which says: 'To be completed by Recruiting Medical Officer.'

I emailed and pointed this out but he replied 'Who is said this? Please do these section.'

I see nothing has changed in the Gulf since I was first there 20 years ago.

I'm so pissed of I feel like throwing in the towel.

What's happening with you there?
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