First post..

#1
Hi all. My first post on this site but I need some advice on joining the INT Corps. I've recently finished university and in search of a career path. I'm currently in a bit of a dillema as i've been going through the officer and regular path. I went on a fam visit at the royal signals last week and enjoyed it, at the beggining of the next month I have a recruit selection day with the INT Corps and was wondering if anybody could enlighten me as to what I would be putting myself in for as its all very secretive. The other question I have is a general one. I am a British asian and throughout the whole of my time I've seen few and far between, this does not bother me but is this prominent through the army or am I just missing them?? Any help would be appreciated. Avtar.
 

cpunk

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#2
Have a look through the recruiting threads in the 'sticky' section above and you will get some insights.

Whilst British Asians are a minority in the Army, they are very welcome, as are members of every ethnic group: your ethnicity will not have any effect on the recruiting process.
 
#3
Have read through cpunk. thanks for the advice. I've noticed that everybody's quite welcoming. it wouldn't actually bother me if i was the only british asian in the entire army it's just i've noticed there aren't very many.
 

cpunk

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#4
sandhujatt said:
Have read through cpunk. thanks for the advice. I've noticed that everybody's quite welcoming. it wouldn't actually bother me if i was the only british asian in the entire army it's just i've noticed there aren't very many.
I think it's probably fair to say that British Asians are under-represented in the Armed Forces in proportion to the size of the population but you won't be the only one! :D
 
#5
I'd guess you'd be noticed more for the fact that you can construct sentences, using spelling and punctuation. You started off well, anyway, althouh I do note a slight relaxation of standards ... :wink:

Good luck, and don't think about the race aspect. We don't.
 

cpunk

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#6
blue_sophist said:
I'd guess you'd be noticed more for the fact that you can construct sentences, using spelling and punctuation. You started off well, anyway, althouh I do note a slight relaxation of standards ... :wink:

Good luck, and don't think about the race aspect. We don't.
So near... and yet so far! God hates pedants. :D
 
#7
cpunk said:
blue_sophist said:
I'd guess you'd be noticed more for the fact that you can construct sentences, using spelling and punctuation. You started off well, anyway, although I do note a slight relaxation of standards ... :wink:

Good luck, and don't think about the race aspect. We don't.
So near... and yet so far! God hates pedants. :D
AAAARRRGGGHHH !
:oops:
:D
:D
 
#11
sandhujatt said:
Would you have any advice on the MLAT? Or anywhere where I would be able to get information from?
That would destroy the credibility of the test wouldn't it? The idea is that you just rock up and do it. Do a search of arrse-there are loads of posts about MLAT-I know, I put a fair proportion of them there (along with Perevodchik)
 

cpunk

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#12
sandhujatt said:
Would you have any advice on the MLAT? Or anywhere where I would be able to get information from?
Again, it's somwhere in the sticky thread. It's an aptitude test and not something you can prepare for: don't worry about it, 'failing' it is not a deal-breaker.
 
#16
blue_sophist said:
using spelling and punctuation. You started off well, anyway, althouh I do note a slight relaxation of standards ... :wink:
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Was that a Test Blue? or did you spell ALTHOUGH incorrect as an example :D Just say "Yes" and well done
 
#17
and another thread degenerates into a Nazi spelling bee :)

spunky, can we design an "F7" tag to go along with the OT tag? lol

i nominate perevodchik as the first holder. especially as his command of the english language after a few beers is rather lower than his grasp of the written word :)

sandhujatt - you'll be fine. as somebody far wiser has already said - don't worry about the fact you're asian; we won't.
 
#18
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
sandhujatt - you'll be fine. as somebody far wiser has already said - don't worry about the fact you're asian; we won't.
That was me ... does that compensate for my typo that "freeway" noticed about 2 weeks after "cpunk" ?

Meanwhile, F7 appears to "Turn on caret browsing", so I won't bother with that.

"Sandhujatt", you are seeing a classic example of what life in ANY of the Services will be ... :lol:

"Acuraccy" is everything, especially when peoples' well-being is involved! 8)
 
#19
When OPMI Johnny Lance Jack has a masters degree in Strategic and Defence Studies, a degree in Global Affairs, and his mate is LCpl Dr *******, friends with Cpl Dr *******, both of whom are commanded by a junior officer with a Desmond in Media Studies - I think we can surmise that educational qualifications don't carry much weight in the Army. JRs with degrees and more in the Int Corps are all over the place.