A career break?

#1
Is there such a thing as a career break? Heard it was around 3 or 4 years.

I'm thinking about going to university in the future and want to know whats the best way, this career break or signing off then back on again?

Many thanks for any and all information!
 
#2
Yes. Speak to your admin office; they should have the guidance notes. It is not assured but I have known several successful applicants. Good luck.
 
#3
Has been discussed in another thread - doesn't anyone use the search function!!!!

Details can be found in 2005DIN02-084 "Terms and Conditions for Career Breaks for Members of the Regular Armed Forces". As you might expect Career Breaks are granted at the absolute discretion of the Service; they are not a right

Also, for shorter breaks, Periods of 93 days and less are covered by individual Service arrangements for (special) unpaid leave. Unpaid leave for more than 93 days is governed by CB rules.
It exists! Whether or not we will be released is another question.

If they knock you back and you have had your rank for more than 12 months substantive then it is probably easier to sign off, do what you want and then re-engage. If you're in a pinch-point trade you will probably be eligible for a bounty of some kind too. It may be something to point out if they knock you back at MCM because unless you've done something considerably stupid whilst you've been a civvie they are going to take you back aren't they.

One other thing to think about is what pension you would come back onto if you signed off...???
 

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