Catterick or Harrogate

#1
Due to what age I am, I was able to decide where I wanted to go ie if I wanted to go standard or junior entry. My choice was to go to Harrogate as a junior entrant. What are you views and have I made the right choice? Thanks
 
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PrinceAlbert

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#2
Are you happy with your decision? If so, who gives a **** what strangers on the Internet think about your life?
 
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Zarathustra

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#3
Well you get some quals from Harrogate, I don't think you get anything from Catterick.
 
#5
William, I'm planning on going to Harrogate in September, and a few of my mates went today.
You get a couple of quals from Harrogate, and nothing (I think) at catterick.

The facilities at Harrogate are meant to be quite good, basic accommodation, but a good facility from what most people have said.

Harrogate is phase 1 training(if you choose to go there), and after your 42 weeks there, you have phase 2 training at ITC Catterick.
 
#6
Are you happy with your decision? If so, who gives a **** what strangers on the Internet think about your life?
Because it's not too late to change. I was hoping to hear from someone who has experience or has experienced both training facilities and could tell me what are the pros and cons of both.
 
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Zarathustra

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Because it's not too late to change. I was hoping to hear from someone who has experience or has experienced both training facilities and could tell me what are the pros and cons of both.
Everybody who is joining the Infantry and goes to Harrogate will still spend some time (3 months I think) at Cetterick, did your recruiter not explain this to you?
 
#10
Yeah some people have said Harrogate is like a more gentle approach to the army whereas catterick is a lot harder as someone said your treated like a trainee soldier not a junior soldier at catterick
 
#12
It all comes down to you not anyone else's opinion. Do you want to spend a year learning to soldier and be a bit more grown up when you hit phase 2 or do you want to graft hard for 13 weeks before moving on and grow up fast(not saying you are immature now just in terms of being a soldier)
 
#13
I joined as a junior entrant 21 years ago mate.... It was one of the most memorable times in the army.. You get more training than an adult entrant.... And most juniors end up becoming warrant officers sooner than adult entrants.. So it's a great start to your career..
 
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Zarathustra

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#14
I joined as a junior entrant 21 years ago mate.... It was one of the most memorable times in the army.. You get more training than an adult entrant.... And most juniors end up becoming warrant officers sooner than adult entrants.. So it's a great start to your career..
Not true any more, everyone one who joins the Infantry and goes to Harrogate still has to spend 3 months as Catterick for their phase2, they are no better than people who've only done Pirbright and Catterick or have done the CIC at Catterick.
 
#16
Haha whoever said Harrogate is basic accommodation may get a shock of you think that's basic wait till you visit a lot of other barracks! As has already been said Harrogate will ease you into Army life, i would consider it the easier option... You'll be with a lot of people of the same age and catterick is very hard graft. If you just want to crack on and get to battalion then catterick is the quicker route. Depends what you want really. And infantry lads get an NVQ or something.
 

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