Clerk Combat human resources specialist

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  1. Just popped into my careers office and am really interested in joining the adjutant generals corps as a clerk.
    I was wondering if there's a general opinion of clerks not being 'real' soldiers or anything like that? I would hope people realise it's a necessary role (at least I think it is!).

    If anyone has any experience or advice on the AGC it would be very much appreciated, as my recruiter might be a bit biased on the matter.

    many thanks, and a great forum you guys have made here.
     
  2. Sluggy's your man er lady to brief you on clerking. :p She can get a little shouty, mind so don't get nervous. :wink:
     
  3. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

    I remember, years ago, wanting to be a clerk in the REME. So I did, and they transfered me to the SPS. Don't do it. If you want a life choose a different trade.

    Not that I'm bitter at all.
     
  4. Costas Georgio was a clerk, there is a lesson somewhere to be learnt, noing that.
     
  5. I was a Clerk for 5 years. You are excluded alot in your unit, i.e you dont get Naffi Breaks. Long Lunch breaks. Or sports afternoons

    You are required to be first in an stay till your boss goes home. I was incharge of 187 personnel required to sort pay out. personal docs and everyday to day running of your office. And you have to be sturn with the higher ranks to get this acheived

    If you dont have the personality to pull it off, it aint for you

    On the other hand i deployed three times and went on many exercise around the world with the Artillery and did get to drive all the vehicles and load and fire a AS90 Gun. You do get included to that extent and i found it very enjoyable, because i love being busy.

    You do get banter, like being called a pen pusher but then you just have to give it back.

    I think its a very demanding job but you are office bound most of the time unless on exercise and you can get involved with your regt.

    Hope this helps email me if you want specific question answers. Good luck
     
  6. yeah course he was :roll: :roll: :roll:
     
  7. Wiki sux arrse as an educational/infornative tool. I always like to rely on first hand knowledge........................and seing as my SSM, 1 Regt AAC in 1980. said Costas was his company clerk, he being ex Para. You can kiss my hairy rusty sherrifs badge.
     
  8. Getting it from your SSM by the way is not first hand infomation you uneducated cretin, the clue lies in the "first hand" part which means yourself :roll: and apart from your mongy tardboy spelling, "cos he said so"is no proof at all.
    Try reading ( if you can read !! if not theres pictures you can look at ) "Firepower" the story of Colonel Callen and Angola by people that actually served in 1 Para with him.........f*cking nob
     
  9. Yes yes yes, but you can still kiss may chockolate starfish.
     
  10. what a grown up reply !!!! by the way its spelt "chocolate" you mong
     
  11. No shit shurlack

    <edit to add>

    You need to watch your 'blood pressure' Analisums are bad for you!
     
  12. Clerking has its rewards I imagine; you would be in a fairly privileged position of responsibility, knowing a lot of things before and about others. Also, a clerk has access to a wealth of information and administrative process, and with diligent application can make him/herself indispensible/very valued.
     
  13. I have served 25 years (and still serving) as a clerk. I have had my fair share of "soldiering" in a number of operational theatres - not just stuck in the office. That said, the fun factor within the SPS is rapidly fading away, along with our job responsibilities. If you want to be a clerk, join the RAF, if you want to do some soldiering, work all the hours, miss out on fun then join the SPS - volunteers are always wanted to do serve as a soldier/clerk because there are so many who are downgraded and unable to deploy - the fit ones then get double spammed. Whatever you decide, good luck.
     
  14. She's a bit busy fire-bombing Nottingham today but she'll be in later!!
     
  15. Can I send you a PM as well to find out which units you were in? Excluded? I don't think so. Oh, and can you tell me when you passed your litterisy eggsam?

    Many thanks in anticipation of a speedy response,

    Sluggy x

    OP, if you need anything specific answering, please PM me.

    P.S. I didn't firebomb anything, you can't prove nuffink!