soldier

  1. O

    Advice on Units to Join

    Hi everyone, Need some advice on who to join. I'm wanting to go as an officer, but I failed Main Board last time, and should I fail again, I will join the army as a soldier. I've talked to careers people, and I've mentioned my interest in the infantry, but they are not keen as I am a graduate...
  2. Newbieloo

    Help with army briefing (regular soldier)

    Hi I have looked about online for info on what happens in an army briefing but all people are talking about is joining as an officer and something that goes on for more that 1 day. I have a briefing at my local army career centre on Monday at 10am, the lady said it would take 2 hours tops so...
  3. 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...
  4. d3adp1zzab0y

    Tattoos At AFC Harrogate

    hello, I am currently at school doing GCSEs and have already sent in my application for Harrogate. i'm waiting to hear back about my interview and selection day but have a question about tattoos. I love tattoos, and i've wanted them since i was really young. Last year i thought "what's the...
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. B

    Joining the infantry

    I have plans within the next year or so to join the rifles possibly however the one thing that's swaying me about that decision is the life after service. I've been told to go for a trade but unfortunately i am not so heavily technically minded plus i wanted to spend my career in what i think is...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. R

    Medical

    Hello, I have recently attended my local selection board at pirbright and I passed. However at my selection they asked about anxiety and back problems. I used to suffer from both but when I made my medical declaration it wasn't on my records. Since though I went to my doctor about it just to...
  11. 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...
  12. O

    How long does reserve training last

    Hi, I have just started the joining process for the reserves for my gap year and time at uni as a soldier, I understand the whole phase 1 and alpha and bravo training bits but how long will the whole process take. Would it take me a whole year until I'm a soldier or can I basically do the...
  13. O

    How long does Reserve training take

    Hi, I have just started the joining process for the reserves for my gap year and time at uni as a soldier, I understand the whole phase 1 and alpha and bravo training bits but how long will the whole process take. Would it take me a whole year until I'm a soldier or can I basically do the...
  14. U

    CMT - Advice

    Alright Lads, Firstly I apologise if there is a very similar thread to this, I couldn't find anything very recent. I'm very keen on becoming a CMT, but was after some thoughts from someone serving or who recently served as one? I have also heard that the wait times are crazy, does anyone know...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. pazzer

    Promotion prospects in the AAC

    Hey guys, First off, I hope this is the right place for my question! I have recently passed Army Selection, the AAC was my third choice but I'm really considering it at the moment over my other choices mainly due to faffing around with GCSE certificates above everything else. I am looking at...