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#1
Hello everyone
Just a quick question on the application process. I filled my application in and sent it off around 4 weeks ago and so did a couple of friends of mine.
One has had a reply back, and has been given a date for the 17th and 18th of May for his recruit selection course. I had a few medical problems I had to put down including slight knee damage, and Kidney stones which have been treated. I play football and am a delivery postman so my knee stands up to that so I do not think its a problem. My Manager sent my reference back early last week so I guess I am nearing the end of the application process? Also my mate says on the email he got from the TA it states that only 10% of applicants are successful is this correct?
cheers lads
 

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#2
jarhead34 said:
Also my mate says on the email he got from the TA it states that only 10% of applicants are successful is this correct?
cheers lads

Not quite. From inital (speculative) enquiry to passing recruit selection is (was?) 10%.

I.e. they're counting all those who took their initial interest no further.
 
#3
Welcome to the "Hurry up and wait" regulation. You will just have to wait for Glasgow to do what ever they do.
 
#4
I know it takes time,I was just worried that some of my medical problems might cause me to proceed no further even though I consider myself to be fit to a basic standard.
 
#6
jarhead34 said:
Hello everyone
Just a quick question on the application process. I filled my application in and sent it off around 4 weeks ago and so did a couple of friends of mine.
One has had a reply back, and has been given a date for the 17th and 18th of May for his recruit selection course. I had a few medical problems I had to put down including slight knee damage, and Kidney stones which have been treated. I play football and am a delivery postman so my knee stands up to that so I do not think its a problem. My Manager sent my reference back early last week so I guess I am nearing the end of the application process? Also my mate says on the email he got from the TA it states that only 10% of applicants are successful is this correct?
cheers lads

Thats ok then, just like tabbing the beacons with 60Ibs plus on your back...
 
#7
charliecharlieone I am sure I can handle tabbing on the brecan beacons, I walk 4 hours a day with mail on my back plus I jog and play football 3 days a week. I just have pain in my knee in certain positions because of some damaged cartillage, but when I get that pain I just battle through it.
 
#9
I applied online, heard nothing for 3 weeks, then a call to go in to local ACIO, then nothig for 2 more weeks - eventually got fcuked off with waiting so just attended local unit, filled out forms (again) and went from there

Wonder how long I'd have been kept waiting if I didn't use initiative and just turn up on the doorstep of my local TAC?
 
#11
No not infantry just hoping to join one of the regiments at Grantham.My doctor said I have some damaged cartillage which will only cause pain doing high impact sports.But as I say I play football, but I was just worried that the Army wont let me in.But I am pretty fit and active I just guess it will be people with more serious knee injuries that would not get in.
Fingers crossed I suppose.
 
#13
jarhead34 said:
No not infantry just hoping to join one of the regiments at Grantham.My doctor said I have some damaged cartillage which will only cause pain doing high impact sports.But as I say I play football, but I was just worried that the Army wont let me in.But I am pretty fit and active I just guess it will be people with more serious knee injuries that would not get in.
Fingers crossed I suppose.
Hours of drill is hi impact, no matter whet Regt or Corps you go into knee problems will always be an issue. 4 hours delivering mail is not the same as cross country in Brecon
 

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