Does anyone know if these courses fill up as and when people apply and are accepted, or if they wait until the deadline for applications and then start the interviews?
I ask because I am going to have to wait until quite close to the deadline before I apply, as I need to do another course beforehand.
In addition, I believe the thread above (and others on this forum, along with the LLC info pack) have answered pretty much all my other questions, but if anyone thinks they can throw any other useful info at me please do PM me.
I recently took the MLAT and scored quite high on the test. I am definately interested in the long language course and was wondering if someone can pm me who is currently on the course to give me some more insider info
Apologies for resurrecting a rather old thread. I have my MLAT booked for this week and depending on that and civvy job circumstances may apply for this package. The FTRS list still lists Arabic as an available language, I was wondering whether anyone in the know could shed light on whether this is still the case or (as I suspect) the description has not been updated and the languages available now are Pashto / Farsi / Dari?
The answer, in true Tri-Service style, is no & yes.
The majority of DOLSU linguists (as they are no longer DJC) are destined for HERRICK tours, however, there is still an extremely limited requirement for ORs to study Arabic and deploy in support of UK operations. The Arabic is not widely advertised to avoid a surge of applications from individuals looking for the MoD to train them so they can go off and work for the Sheikh of Somewherehotandsandy.
FTRS contracts are about 26 mths in the first instance.
Again, apologies for resurrecting this old thread! I've found the info on this thread really useful but noticed a few offers of PM's with extra info. I'm just wondering if anyone's on the course currently or has undertaken it previously had has any opinions / recommendations that may assist.
Does one/one's unit have any say whatsoever in the tour you go on or are you just a central asset and just do as you're told??
From what I've seen is you go on whatever tour comes at completion of your training. The two years you are away from your parent unit they don't have much to do with you. Speaking to some of the guys in theatre you go where your skills are needed.