officer

  1. MajorTom52

    Int corps officer entry

    Hi there, I’m currently in my second year at uni studying physics. I would like to spend 4-5 years in the army as an officer before gettig bogged down in a lifelong city career. I’ve chose the int corps due to transferable skills in civvy life but have a few questions. What is day to day life...
  2. M

    Sandhurst straight after A-Level

    For anyone who has replied to my other questions you will know this is something I am weighing up. Does anyone have tips, tricks, warnings and the like that you would give to me if I were to decide to begin my officer training straight after A Level instead of post-degree /...
  3. K

    Applying as a Solider or Officer?

    Hi! I'm currently at University, however I'm thinking of joining the army, yet I'm confused as to whether or not what route to take. I currently have the required UCAS points to apply as an officer but I also want the experience of being a regular solider. What I'm wondering is, can I move up...
  4. F

    RAF OASC

    I've the OASC in April 2018 and I've done a bit of research, is there any up to date information on the RAF OASC? The only thing I am concerned about is the individual planning exercise. If you don't perform well in the individual planning exercise however you've performed very well in every...
  5. J

    Joining the AGC as a Royal Military Police Officer (Is it a good job?)

    I’m currently looking to become an Officer in the Army (I’m 16 atm) more specifically, to join the AGC as a RMP Officer. I’ve always loved the idea of the Army and the Police and when I found out about the RMP, I thought it was a dream job. I could earn great qualifications and a myriad of...
  6. J

    Officer commission without A Levels or UCAS points (Soldier entry to Sandhurst)

    Although the Army has been very helpful in attempting to give me an answer, I’m still not entirely certain. I’ve always wanted to join the Army since I was a child, there was always a feeling I had to become a soldier to see what I’m capable of. However, obviously, as I got older it became much...
  7. D

    Which is the best to Join?

    Hi there , I'm starting university in September I'm just wanting to know which is better to join while in uni, Uotc or the Army Reserves as an Officer? Reason being I'm hoping to go to Sandhurst once I've graduated and just wanting to get a grasp of army life prior to Sandhurst.
  8. Y

    Just a quick question

    Hello all! Let's start by saying, I'm not fishing for reassurance or anything. I don't need wrapping in cotton wool... I need honesty from seasoned soldiers (former serving) I am a 5'4 Yorkshireman but on the slim side.... Would I get taken seriously as an Officer on first impressions? How...
  9. J

    Officer retention question

    Hi, a question that has bugged me for a while and I am not certain of the answer - I have friend and friends of friends who are or have been in the army as both soldiers and officers. Why is it that the vast majority of officers only seem to stay in for 2-4 years? Training and kit and all that...
  10. NootNootAF

    Reserve Soldier to Officer

    Hi, I'm wondering has anyone been through this process and can let me know if you start Officer training on Mod B as you've already completed Phase 1? Thanks.
  11. B

    Royal Signals Officer

    I have a computer science degree with 2 years experience in software testing. I'm considering applying for the Royal Signals Officer. Are there much opportunities with cyber, networks software etc. And how would it set me up for future employment after I come out of the army? Would like to...
  12. G

    Marine Officer or Guards Officer

    I am considering joining the military as a Marine or a Coldstream Guards Officer for a three year commission when I leave university. I think I would be able to get into either on academic or physical grounds but I am not sure which to choose. It seems like the Guards would be more of a laugh...
  13. Couragethecowardlydog

    Soldier -> Officer OR straight to Officer training??

    Hi guys, been pondering on joining the army for a few months now and after some research, I've begun the joining process. I am still at University so my original plan was to join as a Reserve Officer. I'm interested in the Int Corps who the army careers lot have said is at 120% capacity so are...
  14. J

    Joining Sandhurst at 18

    Hi, I'm currently starting year 13 and currently deciding what to do after this school year. I was looking at becoming an infantry platoon officer and was wondering what are the chances of making it to Sandhurst without a degree? (P.S My fitness is to a good standard and I will meet the standard...
  15. S

    Initial Army Officer interview (Palace Barracks)

    Good Afternoon I have my initial Army officer interview next week , and was wondering if anyone on here has recently done theirs and could tell me what to expect. I am approaching this interview like any other and from threads and just some common sense came up with questions I think would be...
  16. E

    REME vs Signals vs Infrantry officer or *any suggestions*

    Alright so I will be joining the army in two years time as I need to sort out some dual nationality stuff which the army has clarified as to what I need to do. In this time I will try to bolster my skills as much as possible. Right now my skills the army could potentially use are: BEng + MSc in...
  17. E

    Promotion as an officer

    Hey everyone, excuse my inexperience and lack of knowledge of the army. Quick question. Is it possible if one were to be promoted quicker than whats stated on websites. For example, it states "Lieutenant is a rank typically held for up to 3 years". Can one be promoted faster than that if he is...
  18. M

    Army Officer intake January 2018

    Hi all, New to the forum! Looking for people who are hoping to gain a place on the January 2018 RMAS intake and want to do some prep or swap/compare for the up and coming assessments? Just reply to this post and we can go from there.... But about myself, I was a Police Officer for four years...
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    Failed/deferred medical because of depression?

    Hiya, So I sent off the form to Westbury with my full medical history and opticians report etc... Today I got a letter saying that I have been deferred because of "6 months of low mood" and that I can reapply when I have met the following criteria: Symptom and treatment free for 2 years -...
  20. S

    Officer wage and pay dates through training

    Sorry if there is already a thread on this, I can't seen to find it... I am currently interested in applying to be a officer in the army and going through every aspect of it in detail to make sure I know what I would be applying for and if it is for me. One major point is the wage and when...
  21. W

    Officer or Solider/RMP or Intelligence

    Hi everyone, First of all I’m new and this is my first post and I had no clue where to post this question, so please excuse any annoying and infuriating naivety or ignorance. Basically I want to join the Armed Forces and I really, really want to work in the Intelligence area or the RMP to the...
  22. N

    Officer and soldier engaged before joining , can we be together ?

    My question is ..... Me and my other half want join the army and she would be joining as an officer and I would be as a soldier due to my lack of one GCSE needed to qualify for officer. My concern is that if we join, can we still be together? Would we be posted together or would we have to be...
  23. S

    HCav questions

    Hello everyone, I know you're probably inundated with questions about the Household Cavalry, and I've already read a fair bit of information about the HCav on this site just from Google searches and the like, but there are still a few questions, especially about joining the HCav as an officer...
  24. S

    Field Hospital Recruitment

    Dear All, I'm currently in the process of Officer recruitment with the reserves and I'm set on joining the RAMC as I currently work in the NHS. I currently work as a Biomedical Scientist (BMS) and was looking for a different role within the Army Reserves which has more managerial and...
  25. M

    RMAS Advice

    Good Morning All, I have my briefing and main board coming up in the same week in May. I have a few questions I was hoping to get answers too if possible, I have had a good look around and cannot seem to find any threads that are relevant. I have been given a provisional start date for RMAS...
  26. S

    Briefing and Main Board advise/thoughts

    Hi guys, Just thought I would post my thoughts and hints/tips from my experience to anyone going through the process. Fitness: The required standard is 10.2 on the bleep test and 44 press ups/50 sit ups. It surprised me how many people failed and at the lower levels as well. Don't think of...
  27. E

    Would I fit into the military?

    Alright so guys I want to join the British Army as an officer. I have a masters in mechanical engineering and heard that its better to go for an officer role as people with degrees are preferred. I have a question mark in my head though. I moved to this country when I was 7, I am originally...
  28. A

    Non-Irish Royal Irish officer?

    I'm starting Sandhurst in 4 weeks and still thinking about possible regiments. I'm almost sure infantry is for me as long as I don't hate being on exercise. Like the title says I'm interested in the R Irish however aside from a small Irish connection, I don't really have many Irish connections...
  29. K

    2016 How long will I be waiting for my AOSB if I apply today

    Hi guys new here, 21 YO, wanting to join Intel Corps. I've seen some posts on here from a few years back saying it takes months to get to the Briefing, yet when talking to careers advisor she (rather politely) refused to give a realistic approximation about when I would be attending the Board...
  30. J

    Army Officer Regiment choice

    So I'm wondering about potential regiment choices. I was thinking a Helicopter Pilot Officer in the AAC, however I have been researching and have read that a flying career lasts around five years. I've also heard the reg is also difficult to get into, but I haven't totally ruled it out. Can...
  31. J

    Army SCA interview

    Hi, one of the documents I have been sent prior to my interview was a sheet with some questions I may possibly be asked. I have jotted some notes next to some, however there is some I would like to here someone else's view on. For example, 'Your motivation for applying for an Army Scholarship'...
  32. Lukas Papwick

    Joining the Guards

    Hi, posted this in a thread a while ago but there doesn't seem to be much activity there - so hope this is a better place for my question. I am in the process of joining the Army as an officer and currently trying to narrow down my choice of regiment. I don't suppose anyone could enlighten me...
  33. C

    2016 Briefing/Main Board Tips and Answers

    I am aware that for anyone with either their briefing or main board approaching there will be questions and worries and not all answers can be found. I have recently passed main board and briefing (both this year) so everything is still fresh. I'm happy to answer any officer related questions...
  34. O

    Gay officers

    Hello, I really want to go to Sandhurst and to become an officer and I'm determined to do so. However I am gay, I've come out to some friends and some family but I'm not really showy and shouty about it. I'm definatly not a stereotypical gay and don't really come across as. Should I go into...
  35. C

    Joining as an Engineer Troop Officer

    I am 18, have just finished my A level and have known for a long time that if i didnt get the grades to go to my top uni I wanted to join. I have BBB at A level and 8+A*s at GCSE but wanted to know if it would be better to have a degree before I applied to Sandhurst to join the RE as a Troop...
  36. F

    Questions regarding completing a technical degree whilst serving as a REME officer.

    Hello all, Firstly I'd just like to apologise if this is the incorrect forum to be posting on; I'm new to this website so I've not yet learned how to navigate it properly. --- I'm 18 years old and interested in joining the REME, ideally as a commissioned officer. I do have sufficient ALIS and...
  37. D

    Officer in the 4 Para entry

    Hello, Is it possible to become a officer in the 4 Para as a troop commander. From what I gather online is that I can apply to become a officer after the training. Is there any chance to have direct entry to be a officer in the reserve. Also how long would it take to become a officer in the...
  38. I

    Army Officer to AAC at Sandhurst Advice, Interview, MAP

    Hi Guys I have passed all the initial assessments eg residency, education and medical. Last night I was assigned a CSM who I have yet to speak to. I was wondering if anybody else will be starting out at Sandhurst as an officer? Who's interested in joining the AAC branch? I have a friend in...
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    Officer Recruiting over 30yrs old

    I understand that the Army recruits officer over 30 on a "case by case basis", providing you are able to get a regiment to sponsor you. What I'm struggling to figure out and the Army is very fuzzy on this, is whether you are still able to get into a combat regiment (Infantry or Cavalry)? I know...
  40. J

    Educational Waiver for Officer Role

    Hi all, I'm new to the forums. I went into my local recruiting office today as I was initially very interested in a few communications and IT based roles in the Royal Engineers and Artillery. However, the careers advisor said because I had a 2:1 Degree in Criminology I should be looking more...

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