As you became a CI directly after being a cadet you are not required to serve a period of probation (PI 401 para 8) but you can’t be fully appointed until criminal checks have been completed (which they probably were beforehand) and HQAC gets through the backlog of staff appointments (which is taking a while at the moment)
I would say is you have yet to receive a CI number then you are not a CI and not allowed to be on the sqn. Sound like your CO is stretching the rules in the fact that you have a current DBS clearance (Ex Cdt WO) so he is allowing you to attend the sqn. Anything off Sqn that would be a different matter, no CI number not a current member of the ACO
Totally wrong. All CIs get a temporary Bader number until the point they are processed by HQAC. If there is a DBS (and staff cadet DBS are allowed as long as there isn’t a large gap in lesving/joining) then you can attend Sqn. You need to do the BASIC (which staff cadets have to do beyond 18) to take part in activities.
Is anyone able to confirm, please, whether the previous arrangement that someone becoming a CI directly-following service as a Staff Cadet remains unchanged ie they are not required to serve a period of probation (the original quoted reg upthread was PI 401 para 8, which when I tried searching for it on Bader, I just went round in circles).
I can’t see why such an internal recruit would need to serve any probation (but: I’m usually wrong on such matters)