Fobbed off by careers adviser.

#1
Just went to the careers office, stated that I am looking at positions in either Artillery or Armoured. Basically got fobbed off a told to come back tuesday to speak to someone else, really seemed like the bloke didnt give a shit and just wanted shot. He didn't really seem to understand where I was coming from in anything I said either, I told him I do Karate, paint balling, motorcycle trials, play guitar, trying to get my point across of my enthusiasm and drive, but i just got "ive been in the army 23 years and not done paint balling once"... I take the guy thought that I'd expected I'd be doing all of these hobbies in the army?
 
#2
yeah, he probably expected that.
 
#4
Don't see the problem, he must have been infantry
 
#5
Probably some old knacker marking time before retirement & certain early death.

Don't let him get to you. Go back Tuesday and stand your ground. If they're not interested either go to another careers office (If practical) and keep at it.

Personally . . Armoured Corps is the better choice, but I'm bias (And wise enough to avoid the Arty like the plague).
 
#6
Complain - the customer is always right!

Send me his details and let me complain - having been involved heavily in recruiting I can guide him as to what he should be doing, that is if you are being completely honest with us...................
 
#9
Its the Ipswich careers office on silent street. Second time I've spoken to the guy and I've just been given a DVD AGAIN.

But, BUT, the good news, I've just dug out my GCSE results and I have C's in Maths and Business and DD Science and D English. (I didn't believe I had the English!) Which opens so many more windows of opportunity for me when I go back Tuesday!!!

Also being a Civvy I don't really understand what the badges mean, nor did I think to look!
 
#10
Fat_Cav said:
Probably some old knacker marking time before retirement & certain early death.

Don't let him get to you. Go back Tuesday and stand your ground. If they're not interested either go to another careers office (If practical) and keep at it.

Personally . . Armoured Corps is the better choice, but I'm bias (And wise enough to avoid the Arty like the plague).
why?
 
#11
He's probably some miserable old krusty that's been put into recruitment because he couldn't cut it in battalion. Go in and say that to him :)

Do you have another ACIO that you can go to?
 
#12
Armd recce rocks, tanks are big and dirtyand make very loud noises
 
#13
smudge67 said:
He's probably some miserable old krusty that's been put into recruitment because he couldn't cut it in battalion. Go in and say that to him :)

Do you have another ACIO that you can go to?
He told me to go back on tuesday and speak to the other guy.

Damn I am actually really chuffed about that D i didnt know I had!!!
 
#14
Go in when there is another recruiter on duty and explain to him about the attitude of the other one. Look out for the Office Manager - he'll be the older one - a Warrant Officer.

You only decide which arm or Corps you wish to serve in after you have done the BARB Test and you have been briefed on which jobs you are eligible for.

If you want fast promotion and responsibility go for HR Specialist in the Adjutant General's Corps. They are currently undermanned and promotion prospects for someone with some sense are brilliant. Also they have a post in every embassy across the world. Not front-line soldiering though.
 
#15
nark said:
Go in when there is another recruiter on duty and explain to him about the attitude of the other one. Look out for the Office Manager - he'll be the older one - a Warrant Officer.

You only decide which arm or Corps you wish to serve in after you have done the BARB Test and you have been briefed on which jobs you are eligible for.

If you want fast promotion and responsibility go for HR Specialist in the Adjutant General's Corps. They are currently undermanned and promotion prospects for someone with some sense are brilliant. Also they have a post in every embassy across the world. Not front-line soldiering though.
You might need slightly more than a grade D in GCSE English for that job, though.

Litotes
 
#17
I had a similar experience the other day in my local Careers Office. The guy seemed like an alright fella' actually, except it seemed like he couldn't wait to get rid of me?! Answered all of my questions and stuff but tried to cut to my leaving after every answer.

Maybe it was because he offered me an application form and I said I was just there for more information?

Oh, well. Didn't bother me too much.
 
#18
Crass said:
I had a similar experience the other day in my local Careers Office. The guy seemed like an alright fella' actually, except it seemed like he couldn't wait to get rid of me?! Answered all of my questions and stuff but tried to cut to my leaving after every answer.

Maybe it was because he offered me an application form and I said I was just there for more information?

Oh, well. Didn't bother me too much.
Or he might have been hungry and you were cutting into his lunch hour, that Greggs isn't going to eat itself you know.
 
#19
nark said:
If you want fast promotion and responsibility go for HR Specialist in the Adjutant General's Corps. They are currently undermanned and promotion prospects for someone with some sense are brilliant. Also they have a post in every embassy across the world. Not front-line soldiering though.
I take it your poster name comes from the crack you sprinkle on your corn flakes? :D

Royal Signals ALL THE WAY. Fast promotion, responsibilty and worldwide deployments.

Howmany slots in embassies?

However, Arty has big guns, and armour has big tanks with slightly smaller guns.

Depends what you want to do.
 
#20
Litotes said:
nark said:
Go in when there is another recruiter on duty and explain to him about the attitude of the other one. Look out for the Office Manager - he'll be the older one - a Warrant Officer.

You only decide which arm or Corps you wish to serve in after you have done the BARB Test and you have been briefed on which jobs you are eligible for.

If you want fast promotion and responsibility go for HR Specialist in the Adjutant General's Corps. They are currently undermanned and promotion prospects for someone with some sense are brilliant. Also they have a post in every embassy across the world. Not front-line soldiering though.
You might need slightly more than a grade D in GCSE English for that job, though.

Litotes
I thought it was GCSE grade G to join the AGC.
 
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