Can you still do Infantry if you get a high BARB score?

#1
Basically, i want to go to AFC Harrogate as a Junior Para or Rifleman.

So when i do my BARB test, if i score high and get my job list, even if its not on it, could i still do Infantry?
 
#2
You can put Infantry down as one of your preferences if you get the right GTI score on your bARB (its the lowest score for any job anyway). When you go to ADSC the ADSO will also put on your Report if he thinks your suitable for INFANTRY what ever job you go for.......if he doesnt think your robust enough then its his decision if he allows you to go for infantry or your other preferences.
 
#5
When I took mine, knowing feck all about the Army other than some mates in the Anglians, I did mention Infantry and the guy looked at the scores and told me "No. That would be wasting my time, the Army's time and your time." He then ripped off all but the last sheet and told me to choose from that. I got the feeling that had I pushed it, he would have found a way to dump the application.
 
#8
What do you mean by dump the application?

My dad was infantry. Its nothing to do with him being it, i just cant picture myself doing anything but that.
Its what i've always wanted to do since i was a little lad.
 
Z

Zarathustra

Guest
#9
What do you mean by dump the application?

My dad was infantry. Its nothing to do with him being it, i just cant picture myself doing anything but that.
Its what i've always wanted to do since i was a little lad.
Then tell the recruiter you want to join the Infantry, simples.
 
#10
I recently did my BARB and got 64, as it says in my sig, and my recruiter's happy enough for me to go to AFC as a JE para, it's your life, make of it what you will. If you want to go infantry, do it. Also, how do you know you'll get a high BARB score?
 
#11
Haha.
Are you guys for real or joking?
I mean, i want to go to infantry, but along the line at some point, maybe show interest for something like Pathfinders, or ATO.
No I actually thought I would answer your question with complete bollocks as Ive got nothing else to do.......as I said in the end its all up to the ADSO if you are infantry material....as from early last year they look at your robustness/strenght of character and try to determine if you would have the attributes to be in the Infantry and Ive seen a few who passed ADSC selection who have been told not suitable for infantry but suitable for other jobs.
 
B

BlueDZ

Guest
#14
I got 60+ and still went PARA, recruiter tried to persuade me otherwise but I stuck to my guns, best thing I did, transferred 10 yrs later though!
 
#15
I got 60+ and still went PARA, recruiter tried to persuade me otherwise but I stuck to my guns, best thing I did, transferred 10 yrs later though!
Im not saying dont go if over qualified, Ive had applicants with degrees, A levels and shit loads of quals go Regular soldier Infantry and PARA.if thats what you want to do then fine they even turned down going Officer but can see them going that later in their careers. What im saying is dont think firstly that its easy to go into the Infantry at ADSC....as per my previous post some lads pass ADSC Selection but are not suitable for infantry and not permitted to go as the ADSOs dont believe they have the right robustness to deal with what the Infantry are doing on a daily basis in Helmand.
 
#17
Im not saying i'll get high.
I just mean that, i've heard numerous stories of people not getting infantry, and being told it'll be a waste of time for them etc.
So I wasn't sure that if you get a high score, they take away infantry.
 
#18
Im not saying i'll get high.
I just mean that, i've heard numerous stories of people not getting infantry, and being told it'll be a waste of time for them etc.
So I wasn't sure that if you get a high score, they take away infantry.
As has already been said regardless of how high your score is if you want infantry the recruiter and your selection report will be the deciding factor....

however nothing can really determine if someones robust enough until the training starts then it becomes pretty clear who should be working in asda
 
#19
If it is what you want to do then you should have no trouble. I got 87 on my barb and am starting basic at Catterick in four weeks time.
 
#20
I had a high 80's on my BARB and was told they would not allow me to join the infantry. Lucky for them and me I didnt want to anyway, so I became a REME Tech Storeman!!
 

Latest Threads

Top