ADSC/PDA sticky - thread for all discussion on recruitment and selection in 2018

Hello mate
I’d call the NATIONAL recruitment office to chase things up. I passed last Thursday and I got my Phase 1 start date this Tuesday just gone. All the best and let’s hope you get that date quick what grade did you get at ADSC if you don’t mind me asking?
Thanks for your prompt reply!

Got an A at selection, joining as an EW Sys Op.
 
Afternoon.
I've applied, had my initial interview and my medical docs were sent by my GP last week and I'm quite eager to get things moving a long as I'm essentially unemployed at the moment so I'm just wondering what the best way to get my application moving along would be, fitness isn't an issue.

Also, I'm going for the Royal Artillery so what is the general opinion on this, my plan would be to get on an all arms commando course as soon as possible and the ability to get commando trained is one of the main reasons i've gone for this unit. Reason being I was actually discharged not long ago (not medically) from CTC so almost feel as if I've got 'unfinished business' there.
Many thanks.
 
Afternoon.
I've applied, had my initial interview and my medical docs were sent by my GP last week and I'm quite eager to get things moving a long as I'm essentially unemployed at the moment so I'm just wondering what the best way to get my application moving along would be, fitness isn't an issue.

Also, I'm going for the Royal Artillery so what is the general opinion on this, my plan would be to get on an all arms commando course as soon as possible and the ability to get commando trained is one of the main reasons i've gone for this unit. Reason being I was actually discharged not long ago (not medically) from CTC so almost feel as if I've got 'unfinished business' there.
Many thanks.
Everyone can do the commando course, you don't need to be in a specific unit to do it, you just have to buy your CoC when you are in and prove your worth.

Why Artillery? Surely as CTC you are a fairly bright spark and would have many options open to you, both mil and civ wise?
 
Everyone can do the commando course, you don't need to be in a specific unit to do it, you just have to buy your CoC when you are in and prove your worth.

Why Artillery? Surely as CTC you are a fairly bright spark and would have many options open to you, both mil and civ wise?
thanks for your reply. I was under the impression that the chance of getting on an AACC was extremely unlikely unless you were in a unit that requires you to be commando trained hence the job choice.

As in CTC I meant I’d just been discharged from royal marine training at CTC Lympstone, apologies for the confusion.
 
I’ve got my assessment today at glencourse in Scotland and just on for some tips and advice for the power bag lift.

I can overhead press 30kg at 3 reps max but I’m unsure on the 40kg, I’m just under 6ft 1” and the lift is 1.4m ( 4.6 approx )

I don’t have anything what weighs 40kg so I’ve just had to train with the 30kg as well as other training.

Just looking for some tips etc, It’s my 2nd time there as I failed the lift a few years back so anything to help will be much appreciated.
 
I’ve got my assessment today at glencourse in Scotland and just on for some tips and advice for the power bag lift.

I can overhead press 30kg at 3 reps max but I’m unsure on the 40kg, I’m just under 6ft 1” and the lift is 1.4m ( 4.6 approx )

I don’t have anything what weighs 40kg so I’ve just had to train with the 30kg as well as other training.

Just looking for some tips etc, It’s my 2nd time there as I failed the lift a few years back so anything to help will be much appreciated.
Leaving that a bit late aren't you?

An overhead press is not the movement required for the bag lift. A clean is closer. The PTIs will demonstrate the correct technique and give you any pointers when they take you through it.
 
Booked for 16th Nov at Lichfield :)

Also had a q about the run terrain if anyone can shed some light? (saw it had been asked previously but not seen a response!)
 
Booked for 16th Nov at Lichfield :)

Also had a q about the run terrain if anyone can shed some light? (saw it had been asked previously but not seen a response!)
It's like three laps around DMS Whittington (where AC Lichfield is located), you start at the church/armoury and then do two and a half laps and finish at the accommodation. It's all flat apart and on roads apart from a 150m stretch up hill leading to the start but it's not really that bad. You are shown all the route on your warm up which goes from the accommodation to the start line.
 
Things are changing with the application process.

There is a trial running at Pirbright which kicks in from November onwards. If it is successful (which it will be because the assessment centre at Pirbright is the best and Capita want to shape the candidate pipeline) then it will be rolled out to the other assessment centres in January.

Essentially candidates will attend assessment WITHOUT a job choice. At the end of assessment they will be given a pass for "the army" and a list of jobs to then pick from. You won't make a decision there and then and you can express a preference before attending.

When making your application you can choose an aspiration and it roughly fits in to the "seven pillars" of the army (combat, engineering, HR/INT etc), but you don't have to. You can just rock up and see what you are good for.

You will make the application and soon be invited to an "army brief". You will be booked on to your assessment for 9 weeks after the brief (or 11 if you are considered physically unfit). There is scope to move your assessment 2 weeks either way depending on circumstances.

This allows all the medical screening and primary health care record checks to be done in tandem with all the other paperwork, reducing the overall wait time.

The system will be the same for the army reserve. You can express a preference for a unit or after the assessment is over just sit down, have a think, and then pick the closest one.

If you are already going through the process then don't worry, it isn't going to change massively for you, you have nothing to worry about.

I have no idea how it will impact on job roles in the reserve that like to do specialist selections before the assessment.

It is likely that people will be turning up to the assessment centre not knowing what jobs are on offer or what sort of training you'll go through. Do not worry, you won't be penalised and the staff there will happily educate you as to your options.

That's all I've got for now but if I learn more I will post it.

TLDR You'll get to assessment faster, you won't need to pick what job you want to go for, and you'll be told all the jobs you are good for once assessment is over.
 

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