Am i able to apply tp the army again?

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment' started by ben460, Oct 11, 2010.

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  1. Two years ago i turned down joing the Royal Logistic Corps(2nd job choice), the date was set, think it was November 2008. I had earlier applied for intelligence corps, which was the job i wanted, but after going on a training weekend at bedford i didnt get accepted.

    I said i would accept the job in the Royal Signals, but then cancelled at short notice just before my first day training. A decision i regret massivley.

    So would i be able to apply to the army again, as i want to try for Inteliegce Corps again?

  2. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    ' Inteliegce Corps '.

    top marks for irony at the very least...
  3. why did you cancel?
  4. Because he realised that he cannot even spell the name of the corps of his choice ??
  5. But earlier in his post he did, so it's probably just sausage fingers or the like. I'm sure it's happened to all of us before.

    Ben, you should contact your recruitment office, explain the story to them, and see what they say. They'd be wary of you, maybe, because you've wasted their time before, but it's worth speaking to them. Bear in mind that the army is full now, so if they give you a chance, you'll have to work harder this time ... and, if they do decide to let you go for it again, don't waste this opportunity. You'll be wasting their time, money and resources!
  6. thanks Soldier_Girl, I am going to go down to my local office Saturday morning. the reason I cancelled before was a mixture of things i was young, I was 17 at the time and I stupidly thought my family and friends knew what was best for me and hated the idea of me joining the army which didn't help.

    I feel like I'm a lot more prepared this time and have a lot better chance of getting the job role I want in the intelligence corps. Last time I made it selection weekend for Intelligence Corps at Bedford, but was a bit out of my depth, i was 17, never had a proper job, only part time ones during college, I thought I was independent but really wasn't, there's a lot more things but I am not going to bore you with them.

    Thanks again Soldier_Girl, hopefully there be in nice mood when i go into see them at the careers office and I will be given another chance.
  7. Good luck, and let us know what they say!
  8. That is a fair reason Ben and I'm sure you're not the first nor will be the last. Out of interest, what trade in the RLC were you going for?

    Don't worry about posts from the likes of revmodes, they're only trolling.
  9. thanks dingerr,
    I wanted to become Electronic Warfare specialist and still do. I feel I have a lot better chance this time round, I have just got to convince them to give me another shot. I feel like such an idiot for messing up my first shot at it, I'v been working as a graphic/web designer for the last two years and constantly regret not joining the army.
  10. Just a quick one.

    Do you want the Int Corps?

    Because EW Spec is a Royal Signals trade....
  11. Electronic Warfare Specialist is an Intelligence Corps trade, Electronic Warfare Systems Operator is a Royal Signals trade. They are similar job roles, the main difference being that EW Specalist (Int Corps) tends to work at a tactical level, close to where the fighting is, intercepting battlefield transmissions.

    Hope that makes sense.
  12. Ben, you may be surprised to find that many here were 16 or even 15 when they joined. Age has little to do with it when it's down to attitude!
    You are as old as you feel. You are merely told you are immature and not ready for 'real life' at 17 (mainly by those who have never lived it in the first place). You ;ife, start to live it, and congrats on giving it a second go, you won't regret it, if they let you back.
  13. thanks Speedy,
    I believed that I was ready for it, but I guess I let other people (friends,family) persuade me they knew what was best for me, when they didn't. I'm not blaming it on them it was my decision, I should of just been stronger mentally. Ah well, there's still hope I will have to see what the Careers Office say later this week.
  14. HA HA HA HA HA!

    I must admit my experience with EW is beginning to fade in to vague recollections.... but.
  15. 10 out of 10 for knowing your stuff ben460. You have obviously done your research and prepared yourself so give it a go. At the worst you'll be told no but at the best........ If you don't ask you don't get so good luck.