Anyone else going/hoping to go to AFC Harrogate Sept 2008?

#1
Hey guys,

Just wanted to know how many of you plan to go to the Army Foundation College next september. Also, people who are there/have been there can you tell me/us what it is like?

Thanks, Joel
 
#2
I am not sure if I want to go there. I have heard good things about Bassingbourn so was considering going there. I just want to get into the Army as soon as I can after school.
 
#5
Yeah I am, Waiting to hear back from Medical, after a query they needed.
That was sorted and all good - now holding by for a phonecall for a certain letter :)
Got 72 in BARB.

After that should get dates :)
 
#7
AdrenalineJunky said:
heh, do you think i have started the process a bit late? I'm only going to ask on moday, then get a real interview or whatever comes next
Not at all!

I'm tad ahead of you - so just ask me if something your nervous about that's coming up.

(and the million other guys here)
 
#9
Its just, for civvy colleges people have been rejected because places have been filled in september 2007 for the september 2008 intake, apparantly AFC places go damn quick too...

Joel
 
#10
AdrenalineJunky said:
Its just, for civvy colleges people have been rejected because places have been filled in september 2007 for the september 2008 intake, apparantly AFC places go damn quick too...

Joel
Applications go damn quick, not the places.
Just try and train as much as you can.
 
#11
Realistically the ACIO shouldnt be sending you down to ADSC until around April time at the earliest anyway, even though some do, also age will come into it for starting application and going to ADSC. The PSO's dont like applicants passing selection over six months before their due to start at the AFC. Things like predicted grades wont be be available from your mock exam results to enter on your 485 (school reference) until around the end of January/start of February anyway and this is needed for all Juniors for both interviews and the PSO at ADSC. As well as that all those going for trades at AFC/Bassingbourn will only provissionally pass at ADSC for the job and have to wait for the exam results to come out mid August until they get proof of their exam results. My advice to anyone starting the process is to also apply for other civvy college places aswell just incase something happens with your application en-route, you can always fob these off if you do pass for the Army. Otherwise you may fail at the last hurdle then panic to get on courses that you dont really want to do.
 
#12
Got my BARB and medical next Wednesday but unsure on whether or not i take in my filled in application because if you have to wait until mock results are in, i will only send application in around mid january?
 
#13
stu.l said:
Got my BARB and medical next Wednesday but unsure on whether or not i take in my filled in application because if you have to wait until mock results are in, i will only send application in around mid january?
That will be fine, start the application now and BARB as directed by your recruiter next Wednesday. Your predicted grades will come into play once your hopefully found medical suitable from your RG8 health questionairre. Thats when your headteacher reference will come into play when you go in for your job brief to choose your 3 job preferences before they see if your ready for your interviews.

Get the process started, at least you know where you stand.
 
#14
yea im planing to go to harrogate and i think i will be in that entry time
and i dont think you need to put your prectided grades on if you dont have them yet. well at least i dident and ive sent mine off without them because i dont have them
 
#16
The_IRON said:
stu.l said:
Got my BARB and medical next Wednesday but unsure on whether or not i take in my filled in application because if you have to wait until mock results are in, i will only send application in around mid january?
That will be fine, start the application now and BARB as directed by your recruiter next Wednesday. Your predicted grades will come into play once your hopefully found medical suitable from your RG8 health questionairre. Thats when your headteacher reference will come into play when you go in for your job brief to choose your 3 job preferences before they see if your ready for your interviews.

Get the process started, at least you know where you stand.
Muchly appreciated

So fill in application and just leave grades part empty?and take it back next wednesday
 
#17
stu.l said:
The_IRON said:
stu.l said:
Got my BARB and medical next Wednesday but unsure on whether or not i take in my filled in application because if you have to wait until mock results are in, i will only send application in around mid january?
That will be fine, start the application now and BARB as directed by your recruiter next Wednesday. Your predicted grades will come into play once your hopefully found medical suitable from your RG8 health questionairre. Thats when your headteacher reference will come into play when you go in for your job brief to choose your 3 job preferences before they see if your ready for your interviews.

Get the process started, at least you know where you stand.
Muchly appreciated

So fill in application and just leave grades part empty?and take it back next wednesday
Yes.

One of your two references is the headteacher, your recruiter will send it to your school at some stage and between headteacher/year head/careers teacher they will fill it in from your mock results and what they predict from course work. This then will determine what jobs you can go for at ADSC, if you pass for a job that requires grades you are provissionally given that job until your results are released in late August.

Just listen to your recruiter who will explan it all to you, it can be a long process.
 
#18
Just thought I'd post... I went thru the AFC in Jan 2003 and recently visited (when I was seconded to their MT Sect) in May '07 - and the place hasn't changed since I was there.

When you turn up you'll go into the main gym and mince about looking at the various stands in there on the different things you'll be doing while at AFC... then you'll be herded in a gang **** to your plt lines where you'll be issued a tracksuit and the rest of the day is your's for admin and unpacking.

The accomodation, as you'd expect is the best the Army has... there are 5 training companies at the AFC, comprising a total of 28 platoons of between 25 and 45 (dependant on mong drop-outs and f*ck-tards). If your going in the Sep '08, you'll be in either Cambrai, Peninsula or Waterloo Coys and the other two coys for the Jan intakes. In any Sept intake there are approx 300-400 and a Jan intake about 280-300.

You'll get to take up a sport and a skill... the scope for sport at AFC wide, and the skills also... I remember when I was there I did Hovercrafting, Kayaking and Boxing.

You'll take part in 14-15 exercises and a Battlecamp, a tour of the WW2 landing beaches in Normandy and community work on weekends.

Any more questions just pm me, or ask on here....
 
#19
I left the AFC on the 20th of December 2007 and its a really good place to be, when you first start you think this is shit but once you get into it an start going on exercise its really great, the TAC EX's are when you get do do the all out war situation, hardly any sleep, digging in doing attacks, patrols , recce the enemy that kind of thing, and then battle camp where you get to do section, platoon attacks with live rounds, and GPMG's firing over your heads.
 

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