Entry as a Student Radiographer

Discussion in 'Army Professionally Qualified Recruitment' started by NicholasNikleby, Aug 18, 2007.

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  1. Hello, I am in the process of joining the army as a commonwealth recruit but have hit some snags on the way. Hoping that arrse would be able to help me with a few questions.


    After trawling through the posts on ARRSE, I have gathered that the Radiography Board sits once a year sometime in Jan or Feb. If my first choice is Radiography, does that mean I can only enter phase 1 after I have passed the board :?: :?

    I have also been told that a quota has been set and reached (not sure which quota - either for the trade or the ramc) and the next time the ramc is going to recruit radiographers will be in August 2008!!! Is that because I am from the commonwealth? What would that mean for me in terms of getting into the army?

    :? :?
  2. ? I thought this is a sub-forum of the main RAMC forum?
  3. sorry, you're right..it is.. :oops:
  4. Np...Any publicity is good publicity!

  5. Forastero

    Forastero LE Moderator

    Impatient little toad, aren't you?
  6. Forastero

    Forastero LE Moderator


    Commonwealth applicants have been capped at 15% across the AMS. Radiography selection is in Feb/Mar 08, Ph 1 in between and training starts in Sept 08. Quite simply, if the AMS has reached it's limit for commonwealth soldiers, you won't get in.

    And don't be so bloody impatient next time! :D
  7. Thanks!

    Apologies if I seem impatient. :oops: It is just that the thread was created on a Saturday night, when Arrse is usually quiet.

    Anyway, doesn't this therefore mean that I will not be able to attend the feb/mar board as the AMS isn't recruiting till 2008? IE Only allowed to attend phase 1 if passes board but cannot pass board as that would mean recruiting before Aug 2008 etc etc!

    :? Oh, this is getting quite convoluted...
  8. Forastero

    Forastero LE Moderator

    No, it doesn't. Stop overcomplicating it and re-read my post. It does exactly what it says on the tin. You're interviewed in Mar, you're successful, you attend Ph 1 trg, you pass out, you start radiography training in Sept. Which bit don't you understand?!
  9. Ah - Ok. Thanks once again.
  10. I am in the same situation, except I have been told by my AFCO that the RAMC and RLC, the corps from which my 3 trade choices originate, have frozen commonwealth recruitment till October 2008.


    Worse, when I tried to explain that since the course only starts in September I might be able to overcome this hurdle, I was told that the RAMC are not interviewing anyone from the commonwealth.

    This has definitely thrown a spanner into the works and I see my plans unravelling before me. I was told that I would be able to get into REME but not RAMC or RLC.

    Have my AFCO got it wrong? Is there someone I could speak to about this. What I am most afriad of now is the scenario as spelt out by NN above. That is, that I am not able to get interviewed by the RAMC until Feb 09 (!) but the quota might be filled already by then.

  11. Forastero

    Forastero LE Moderator

    Your AFCO hasn't got it wrong. The simple fact is that the RAMC will not be recruiting any Commonwealth soldiers in the near future - for any trades. If you're that keen, I suggest you stay in contact with your AFCO. Just how it is I'm afraid.
  12. Thank you.

    My worst fears have been realized. I am at a dilemma now: should I settle for less than I aimed for or should I just chuck it in. I am not in a position to wait another 1.5 - 2 years as age and other factors are catching up with me.
  13. Forastero

    Forastero LE Moderator

    Ultimately, it's your decision and yours alone. You could 'aim low' but you run the risk of being severely unhappy in an organisation that demands and expects dedication and loyalty over and above civvy street. Alternatively, you could find that dream job out there somewhere that doesn't involve wearing a green skin. Your call!