As a reservist you can apply go FTRS. If a suitable vacancy exists and you fit the entry and medical criteria, you can apply to transfer to the Regular Army.
Why not join the reserves now and see how you like it? You may find military life isn't for you.. You could then apply to join the regs in 2 years time when whatever issues are resolved. As you could only do your preferred trade in the regs then the only advantage I can see to transferring res-reg would be missing out basic training, which is only about 4 months anyway. A couple of years in the reserves would give you a head start with the very basics and give you the chance to concentrate on the important stuff over learning to polish boots, fire a weapon etc.
Join the reserves, get skill-at-arms and learn to shoot, get your fitness up. It won't be quite the culture shock and you will already be ahead of the game when you join the regulars in two yearsSo it looks look I’d have go through the application again? Cause the post I really want is regular only but I currently have issues which means full time isn’t possible for another 2 years ish
Join the reserves, get skill-at-arms and learn to shoot, get your fitness up. It won't be quite the culture shock and you will already be ahead of the game when you join the regulars in two years
No. If I’d rebadged, I’d would have had to do the relevant Ph2, but not Ph1. The DIN says, in essence, if your CoC is willing to sponsor a transfer, there should be no need for a reshow on Phase 1.
Regs will think you are a w@nker and generally pour derision on you on the odd occasion you bump into them. If you decide to go in you will have to do your full basic anyway and the lads on tour cadre will treat you like a tw@t.