Anyone planning to join the British army this year?

#1
From what I hear and read on theses forms the army if "full" till about March 2010 unless you go for inf or chef.
So is any one going to join this year if so what's you job choice and what will you do in the waiting period?
 
#10
mr.sniper said:
awesome, what trade are you looking at? And btw where is everyone looking at staying when your over there?
Apparently trades are limited to commonwealth recruits, so im unsure of that right now... can anyone clarify on that??

It is now a requirement to have a "sponsor" i have a couple friends in the UK permanently which i will approach closer to the time.. the sponsor does not have to accomodate you but merely act as a point of contact... but hopefully i can make a plan for accomodation with one of them...

Another requirement being that you must be able to support yourself for between 4 - 6 months which current guidlines indicate 500 pounds per month which works out to be about R40 000 so surely temporary accomodation can be found? for the duration of selection?

twakka said:
same here...about November'ish.
Awesome, have you made any plans yet? where about you from?
 
#11
Sykotik said:
Apparently trades are limited to commonwealth recruits, so im unsure of that right now... can anyone clarify on that??

It is now a requirement to have a "sponsor" i have a couple friends in the UK permanently which i will approach closer to the time.. the sponsor does not have to accomodate you but merely act as a point of contact... but hopefully i can make a plan for accomodation with one of them...

Another requirement being that you must be able to support yourself for between 4 - 6 months which current guidlines indicate 500 pounds per month which works out to be about R40 000 so surely temporary accomodation can be found? for the duration of selection?
Yip, pm me with your email address and i will forward a email to you which i got but here is the jobs currently availible:

Royal Artillery
Infantry Soldier (Male Only)
Royal Armoured Corps Soldier (Male Only)
Royal Logistic Corps Chef
Royal Logistic Corps Logistics Specialist (Supply)
Royal Engineer Resources Specialist (only those with a high level of spoken and written English will be considered for this job).

This list is only current as of today and may change if less vacancies are available.

Yeah things can work out really expensive so it would be wise if you can crash at your friends place or something
 
#12
mr.sniper said:
Yip, pm me with your email address and i will forward a email to you which i got but here is the jobs currently availible:

Royal Artillery
Infantry Soldier (Male Only)
Royal Armoured Corps Soldier (Male Only)
Royal Logistic Corps Chef
Royal Logistic Corps Logistics Specialist (Supply)
Royal Engineer Resources Specialist (only those with a high level of spoken and written English will be considered for this job).

This list is only current as of today and may change if less vacancies are available.

Yeah things can work out really expensive so it would be wise if you can crash at your friends place or something
I would most probably go with Royal Armoured Corps Soldier if the above mentioned position are only available at the time, will have to see when the time does come though. for now im only focusing on getting myself fit enough for the physical requirements i dont want to go in worried if ill amke it through or not, i need to be 100% confident, and obviously getting all the finances together.

Oh.. Mr.Sniper check your PM.
 
#14
Good luck! hope it all works out for you, You should detail your application process as it progresses on here for the rest of us planning on going in the near future... What you think?
 
#15
Sykotik said:
Good luck! hope it all works out for you, You should detail your application process as it progresses on here for the rest of us planning on going in the near future... What you think?
yeah that would be much help to everyone else on here looking for more info, im off to home affairs tomorrow to apply for my passport then when i get it im too going to start with the application process
 
#16
mr.sniper said:
yeah that would be much help to everyone else on here looking for more info, im off to home affairs tomorrow to apply for my passport then when i get it im too going to start with the application process
Good luck at home affairs.. we all know how that is :x man i wish i could get my application going... but gotta be patient... finances will be sorted in due time... How are you guys fitness wise?
 
#17
Thanks everyone here’s the update

The Overseas cell replied and told me to wait 10-12 weeks. Here is the mail

We will be contacting your sponsor shortly and will be awaiting a reply from them
Please wait up to 10-12 weeks for a response from us to arrive before you make contact again.
Well Just a waiting game now I guess but gives me time to work on my fitness it does need some work. 8)

PS
For all those who are applying for passports don't wait for HA to reply go there thier website or SMS them the 6-8 week thing is a lie got my Passport in 3 weeks but you never :roll: know or pay the extra 50 Rand and get it posted to you.
 
#18
My passport only took two weeks for me to get, now Im just waiting for sponsors details and I can reply to overseas cell with my details. Im going over in Jan.
 
#19
Ive already joined. I started the process about 3 months ago. I passed my 2 day selection 2 weeks ago and Ive got a date to start basic training 18 October :D can not wait :D
 
#20
Bazil said:
Ive already joined. I started the process about 3 months ago. I passed my 2 day selection 2 weeks ago and Ive got a date to start basic training 18 October :D can not wait :D
ahh thats great news! what trade are you joining and how long has the application process taken till you start basics?
 

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