Any information on Glasgow?

#1
I started my application to re-enlist into the Army nearly 5 Months ago. I was called around 2 Months back, explaining that my forms had been received and that I should hopefully make the next intake in April. About a week after this, I was informed of a mix up in the paper work at Glasgow, and that my forms had to be re-sent off to Glasgow, so the correct ones could be forwarded.

I am constantly in contact with my recruiter, who tells me nothing, and I recently received a letter stating I was 1 of 300 people in the same situation.

My question is, does anyone know what the actual problems are at Glasgow involving these 300 re-enlister's? And what the estimate time frame for sorting this out will be?
 
#2
i've had the exact same letter, and been waiting 5 months too. my paper work is sorted now and waithing for selection. it will get sorted but it takes ages mate.
 
#3
From my experience, Glasgow appears to be some kind of black hole vortex thingie where all paper work is lost or atleast delayed for a ridiculous amount of time just to ensure that you are sufficiently p*ssed off with the army before you even sign up.....

Good luck

p.s i know no idea what the delay with your papers is...hence this post is completely useless...

K
 
#4
Well its the armys favorite TLA of course : JPA mix that with feckless civil servants and your in for a long wait fella , unlucky.
 
#6
any info on glasgow? stay away! ......
 
#7
Like all other civil servants (with a few exceptions), they know sod all about the job, lose paperwork and look for somone else to blame. your paperwork is probably at the bottom of someones work pile, on their desk and unless you phone them directly, thats where it'll stay. pick up the phone and start harrassing them. daily! they hate that! :twisted:
 
#9
it will be on top of any letter you have had from them....failing that get on to your recruiting office and ask them! dont just sit back and wait for ever!
 
#11
Just to let you all know,

I was in the exact same situation as you all, you will just have to keep waiting as thats what i had to do.

Just keep phoning your recruiter every week and ask if they have heard anything.
 
#12
I spoke to someone at Glasgow, who told me that my careers office has all my paperwork (since February), and that Glasgow have no outstanding paperwork to complete there. So now I am confused.
 
#14
I went into the careers office, and my recruiter told me that the paprerwork has been faxed to Lichfield to be sorted there, and that he will call me next week. Whether that is fact or fiction I do not know. It may just be a created story to brush me off for another week or two.
 
#15
Casper88 said:
I went into the careers office, and my recruiter told me that the paprerwork has been faxed to Lichfield to be sorted there, and that he will call me next week. Whether that is fact or fiction I do not know. It may just be a created story to brush me off for another week or two.
dont worry geeze the army knows what they're doin!
 
#16
Casper88 said:
I went into the careers office, and my recruiter told me that the paprerwork has been faxed to Lichfield to be sorted there, and that he will call me next week. Whether that is fact or fiction I do not know. It may just be a created story to brush me off for another week or two.
I work in an ACIO and I find the above quote a little insulting. I am fully aware of the backlog of re enlisters and I can tell you the exact situation.

To be brief, Glasgow is currently severely undermanned having had a number of experienced civil servants leave or change desks. There has been a large batch of individuals re enlistment paperwork returned to recruiting offices from Glasgow with the pages contradicting themselves (more than likely due to inexperienced staff at Glasgow). This paperwork was subsequently returned to ACIO's from the selection centres (particularly Lichfield) for amendment. These amendments could only be completed by Glasgow, so the paperwork has had to be returned. The process can usually take approx. 4 months. So this could now almost be doubled.

You may be under the impression that you are being 'fobbed off' by your recruiting Sgt but I can assure you that he/she is equally frustrated and doing their upmost to get you back in. (bear in mind that it can sometimes take days just to get through on the phone to Glasgow).

I could quite possibly imagine that your recruiting Sgt may be a little bit p*****d off with you ringing every day and maybe you should let them get on with their primary job of recruiting. I am sure that as soon as your recruiting Sgt knows - they will let you know.

Feel free to PM me
 
#17
Casper88 said:
I spoke to someone at Glasgow, who told me that my careers office has all my paperwork (since February), and that Glasgow have no outstanding paperwork to complete there. So now I am confused.
I can understand your confusion as Glasgow were probably under the impression that your paperwork had been completed. (it had in their eyes - but not correctly - see my post above).
 

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