Discuss OTC Recruiting Mega Thread in OTC on The Army Rumour Service; None carnaly, alas, but not through lack of trying...
we need to sort out the lumpy jumper situation in swansea fairly pronto - we're probably only going to have one female MTQ3, two tops, definelty ...
None carnaly, alas, but not through lack of trying...
we need to sort out the lumpy jumper situation in swansea fairly pronto - we're probably only going to have one female MTQ3, two tops, definelty only one female MTQ2... 's not good! fresher's fair will require maximum effort! who else am I supposed to leer at drunkenly?
Wait, maybe we've got to the root of the problem...
Well it seems young simon got more information than he originally requested...putting this aside
Glasgow UOTC is an awesome place...We have the best (officially) UOTC Gun Troop in the country, the infantry/signals troop are a great bunch and put on some spectacular camps in the summer and our Engineers get involved in some great camps like the inter-UOTC competition at Minley and the annual MACC( Military Assistance to the Civilian Community) Project which normally involves a week long construction project in the UK somewhere.
The social side is fantastic and you will make some real good friends...but like any organisation of this nature, to use an old cliche you really do get back what you put in.
The sports and adventure training package has many opportunities available with various courses available throughout the year but in particular the ski trip in the winter and Uganda in the summer. Recently we have had people on parachuting courses, MLT courses and IIRC people are going sailing to warmer climates this summer to name but a few.
As for entry requirements...general good health is normally sufficient i.e. not likely to fall apart at the first instance of mild physical exherstion. You obviously had to be at University and at least 17 years of age.
We recruit once a year at the start of term. We normally go around Campus of the various Universities and spread the word along with lots of posters. We then hold 1 or 2 open evenings to give you an insight. After this we invite you to attend an introduction weekend away at a Army bases somwehere. On this weekend you get to meet all the other new recruits and we get a chance to see what kind of person you are. It is relatively relaxed and always have a Halloween party to welcome everyone on the Saturday night.
The pay is also a definite bonus. There is no commitment to join the regular army when you leave however during your time with the OTC you are given plenty of opportunities...should you wish to take them up...to sample life in the army and to talk with careers officers and regular personnel to help you decide if it is a career you would be interested in.
Any more questions feel free to PM me.
Bebo, Glasgow sounds great are there many females in OTC?
Well it sure as hell was back when I was there - but that was some 15 years ago now. Despite having let the grand event that was the Barrel Race fall by the wayside.... am sure it is still a grand institution. Made me the shattered, depraved remnant of a man I am now......
Back then there were any number of damn fine, eligible females sashaying about the place... even became engaged to one (it didnt work out, but was grand at the time).
Just join the bloody OTC and find out... not like you have to sign your life away or anything.
Agree wholeheartedly with Pompey Jock. I had a brilliant 4 years in Glasgow OTC and learned a massive amount about the Army in that time. I was also there about 15 years ago and would probably remember you. Keep meaing to go back to see how things have changed. Join the OTC.
Infantry is the largest with few promotional oppotunities and limited competitions (Cambrian is the exception), yet have recieved 2 Gold and 1 Silver award in Cambrian over the past 3 years, first TA unit to recieve a gold and have more awards then any other UOTC - Outstanding!
Engineers are limited on equipment yet when they do have it, they have a wide selection of experiences (and one of the best lashers)
Signals still use clansman radio systems yet are not limited to sitting on the end of a phone like most think. They participated in Ex LIGHTNING STRIKE and came 1st out of all national UOTC's showing a high calibre, continued within Leeds UOTC they have also won the CO's competition for the past 2 years with high chances at a 3rd.
Artillery recently performed the royal salute in York and continue to give good quality cadets, and also came 2nd in the Artillery KG6 competition.
Leeds UOTC is one of the largest OTC's with the oppotunity to specialise in various wings (a luxury which many do not have). They are the 3rd highest Army recruiter, with the mass majority of cadets passing AOSB successfully whether intending on joinning or not. There dedication and high quality is exemplified through numerous awards and high achievements.
Just writing to enquire about Joining Southampton OTC this year, having read on this site, that there are about 180 applicants per year for only 120 spaces its seems I might have to put in some work to be able to get in.
So my questions are
1) What does the selection weekend entail? I know it features a one and a half mile run that has to be completed in under 10 minutes but what other tasks occur there?