Didn't get the Regiment I wanted at RSB's...

#1
Basically I wanted RLC but they did not want me so I have ended up in the SPS. I am a very sporty person and love football and boxing and am not sure I will fit in, in the SPS at the moment. Before RSB I took the mindset that if I did not get the regiment I wanted I would still make the most of it and seize whatever opportunities I could get wherever I end up. However at the moment watching people high fiving each other due to the fact they avoided the regiment I now find myself in I am struggling to get excited about it. I am sure some of this is simply due to the fact it is not nice to be rejected by the regiment I wanted and I will get on with it after a brief period of moping around. Essentially I was hoping for someone in the know to reassure me that it is not all bad and any advice for an interesting place to attach and anything that officers in my shoes would recommend to make the most of the SPS.
 
#2
Basically I wanted RLC but they did not want me so I have ended up in the SPS. I am a very sporty person and love football and boxing and am not sure I will fit in, in the SPS at the moment. Before RSB I took the mindset that if I did not get the regiment I wanted I would still make the most of it and seize whatever opportunities I could get wherever I end up. However at the moment watching people high fiving each other due to the fact they avoided the regiment I now find myself in I am struggling to get excited about it. I am sure some of this is simply due to the fact it is not nice to be rejected by the regiment I wanted and I will get on with it after a brief period of moping around. Essentially I was hoping for someone in the know to reassure me that it is not all bad and any advice for an interesting place to attach and anything that officers in my shoes would recommend to make the most of the SPS.
Just throw yourself into it.

A friend of mine wanted RA; had done since he was a kid. He got SPS and loved it - last I heard hed done over 10 years there and really enjoyed it.
 
#3
Feck’s sake, is this for real?

You’ve passed RCB and have been offered a place in a regiment. It is a specialist outfit that will provide you with exceptional professional experience that would strengthen almost any CV.

It comes with all the benefits of service life.

So what is not to like? If you are determined to have a career in logistics rather than SPS I can see the problem, but if what you are worried about is only the opportunities you seek for pursuing football and boxing then what you need to do is explore what SPS has to offer in that regard. I’m firmly in the “seize your opportunities “ camp.
 
#5
You were rejected by the loggies? Muahahahahhahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahahaha! I'd suggest you kill yourself, but you must clearly be braindead already so no-one would notice.











Look at it this way: if you wanted to be leading a bayonet charge up a sand dune you weren't going to get it with the RLC. So what will you get with the SPS? Apart from a lot more offers of cock (if you're a splitter), it will enable you to get Chartered Accountant status should you desire it. While that can be dull as ditch water (trust me; I'm ex-KPMG), there are some much more interesting jobs out there than simple audit work... and some pay very well. A Director at a 'Big Four' accountancy company will easily take home 120k on appointment, 250-350k after a few years. A Partner at a Big 4 takes home between 1 and 5 million per year (that's after tax). It would also enable you to go into the CFO role of a decent company by your mid to late 30s if you want to.

I've very rarely met an unemployed or poor Chartered Accountant: it pays a lot better than driving trucks (most of logistics will be either on the way to full automation or already automated within the next 10 years).
 
#7
Look at it this way: if you wanted to be leading a bayonet charge up a sand dune you weren't going to get it with the RLC. So what will you get with the SPS? Apart from a lot more offers of cock (if you're a splitter), it will enable you to get Chartered Accountant status should you desire it. While that can be dull as ditch water (trust me; I'm ex-KPMG), there are some much more interesting jobs out there than simple audit work... and some pay very well. A Director at a 'Big Four' accountancy company will easily take home 120k on appointment, 250-350k after a few years. A Partner at a Big 4 takes home between 1 and 5 million per year (that's after tax). It would also enable you to go into the CFO role of a decent company by your mid to late 30s if you want to.
Small world. I had a number of KPMG Partners as clients, Birmingham and Canada Square.
 
#13
Lol I think killing myself might be a little bit drastic. At the end of the day I did not know very much about the SPS and my main interactions so far have been to see others very happy at the fact they avoided them that is why I posted. Obviously it will be my main effort to learn more now. Probably I need not of bothered posting really was just feeling a bit pissed off at people looking down on where I am going for my career.I think the best advice I got off here is to suck it up and throw myself in which is exactly what I intend to do. I will make it my mission to be the best SPS officer I can be just to stick it in bitter old melts like you's face.
 
#14
Lol I think killing myself might be a little bit drastic. At the end of the day I did not know very much about the SPS and my main interactions so far have been to see others very happy at the fact they avoided them that is why I posted. Obviously it will be my main effort to learn more now. Probably I need not of bothered posting really was just feeling a bit pissed off at people looking down on where I am going for my career.I think the best advice I got off here is to suck it up and throw myself in which is exactly what I intend to do. I will make it my mission to be the best SPS officer I can be just to stick it in bitter old melts like you's face.
Start learning. And bloody well get on with it. :cheers:

Officer recruitment
 
#15
As an "old & bold" BAOR warrior, I always felt, once you were in, the world's your lobster.
I don't know what it's like now, but can't you move sideways to other roles and specialisms (?) (para. RM etc....)?
 
#16
You were rejected by the loggies? Muahahahahhahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahahaha! I'd suggest you kill yourself, but you must clearly be braindead already so no-one would notice.
With the demise of the Pioneer's our standards have dramatically increased.

RLC Recruitment now consists of:
Counting to more than 100
Having all fingers and toes
Not having your sister as your wife
Triple figure IQ
The desire to have no interest in your role unless it involves trucks and boats
 
#17
Lol I think killing myself might be a little bit drastic. At the end of the day I did not know very much about the SPS and my main interactions so far have been to see others very happy at the fact they avoided them that is why I posted. Obviously it will be my main effort to learn more now. Probably I need not of bothered posting really was just feeling a bit pissed off at people looking down on where I am going for my career.I think the best advice I got off here is to suck it up and throw myself in which is exactly what I intend to do. I will make it my mission to be the best SPS officer I can be just to stick it in bitter old melts like you's face.
Grab the opportunities offered with both hands.
We all had pretty shitty postings - but the whole idea is to get on with it, and do it to the best of your ability.
Somebody made the decision re your assignment. Obviously somebody who knows a bit more about the forces' requirement than you do. The old squre peg in square hole scenario.
Now the irony - you will be a making similar decisions at some stage in the future.
Learn why they are made.
 

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