from selection to Basic

#1
for numerous reasons ive just told my manager where exactly to go, after months of annoying and petty incidents.

anyway, ive recently been doing a lot of training, running and cycling {cycling mainly.}

ive got a interview on the 22nd August, and i was wondering what the timescales are for

interview > Selection > Basic.

i'd be joining the Royal Artillery if that helps.

also if anyone knows any good techniques for Helping to increase heaves, as im pretty crap at them, most appreciated.

many thanks !!! :D
 
#2
Depends what you're going into, RA shouldn't be long a wait I wouldn't have thought, but then it depends what part of RA?

I went to ACIO in Feb 07, and don't start ATR until Jan 08.
 
#4
excellent, my recruiting sgt seems to think theyre's "something about me"

and if my first interview goes well, he'll do the second interview later in the day {dont know if thats the norm}

ive got 2.5 months worth of cash left, so i hope ive at least done selewction by then.
 
#5
get a temp job mate, i made that mistake, had 2 months of being unemployed but theres a fair bit of kit to buy for basic. oh and i had both of my interviews on the same day too
 
#6
There must be something about you, if you do both interviews in one day surely !! I think most people go on selection around 3 to 4 weeks after their second interview.
I've nearly waited a year similar to crescent, cant wait to go.
All the best anyway and good luck.
 
#7
cheers for the responses guys, put my mind at rest.

ive got alot of spare cash anyway, my outgoings are minimal,

except for perhaps the strip club were going to, to celebrate leaving the hellhole that is

....T.E.S.C.O.

CHEERS AGAIN!!
 
#10
What are you going into leguy?

The reason I've got such a long wait is 'cos it's a specialist job I'm going to do (RMP), I reckon with RA you'd be in by Nov easy.
 
#12
To improve heaves just do bicep work, bicep curls are good, use about 10-15kg on each arm at first then move up in weights. Remember to eat alot of meat and eggs
 
#13
Mackyd said:
To improve heaves just do bicep work, bicep curls are good, use about 10-15kg on each arm at first then move up in weights. Remember to eat alot of meat and eggs
Curls are one of the worse exercises ever thought up in my opinion. Yes, they can be good, but you can blast at them more with weighted chin ups (get a bar, get a belt, stick a large weight on the end of that belt, pull up with your fingers facing towards you, shoulder width apart).
 
#14
stvwardy said:
for numerous reasons ive just told my manager where exactly to go, after months of annoying and petty incidents.

anyway, ive recently been doing a lot of training, running and cycling {cycling mainly.}

ive got a interview on the 22nd August, and i was wondering what the timescales are for

interview > Selection > Basic.

i'd be joining the Royal Artillery if that helps.

also if anyone knows any good techniques for Helping to increase heaves, as im pretty crap at them, most appreciated.

many thanks !!! :D
My old boss, Snr Recruiter would sometimes do the Snr Recruiters interview straight after on my say so if the applicant was 100% on my interview. That means extremely confident and interviewed well, knew Job briefs inside out, why they wanted the job and what it entailed. Also there were no problem areas regarding family life, School if junior Entry and work. Also that I didnt think there was a problem with fitness side which would normally help if you had done a Pre-selection course.
If all these was ok I would of spoke to the boss (especially if you had a long way to travel and have problems with time off work.
By the end of the day its up to the Recruiter and Snr Recruiter.
A litle concern the Recruiter might have would be why you have left work and what the incidents were about as this will be a main point of your interview so be ready to give the reasons etc. This is a good point to lots of you lads/lasses wanting to joinis the commitment side and doing any kind of job is better than being unemployed as it shows your willing to graft. Just think of what your going to say and dont try and be big and say I told him to fcuk off it was a sh*t job as the Snr recruiter/PSO might think that your a risk with authority.

Time scales normally about a week between interviews unless both on same day, approx a fortnight to ADSC, then RA just like infantry and RAC have courses all the time so you could go pretty quick. One of my applicants started four days later (enlistment rapido) but on average 4-8 weeks.

Regarding pull ups, I spoke to PTI's when getting my son through selection and the was told plenty of light weight reps, but the only way to improve is to practice doing pull ups.
good luck
 
#15
cheers "The Iron" bang on= the noggin with what i needed to know

as it happened i didnt tell my manager to f*ck off, though i did want to..

numerous petty things and many of my friends leaving {en masse} made me make my decision, ive no probs with a good days graft or anything like that,

i figured, im 20, good qualifications, and working in tesco

i'd like to travel the world, get fit, earn some cash doing it

and figured the army was the best way of doing it, and getting some new friends on the way

now thats a motivation!!!
 
#16
I know where your coming from stvwardy. I to work for Tesco but i will say one thing working in that sort of job gives the drive to get out and find another job challenging etc... due to you know how bad some jobs are from experience. Ive many times wanted to tell my manager/s to f**k off and stick the job but i always stop myself (Tbh i think it tesco as a whole lol). My recruiter asked me why i worked for them just out of interest and i just said to pay the bills.

My application is taking pretty long time even though i know i want to go RA. I get myself fit then do something stupid and get injured :( and lose alot of the fitness i built up.
 
#17
i had my adsc on the 1st of august and i start phase one on the 20th of august.....thats for RA. so my process was extremely quick from the initial application. hope you do well
 
#18
cheers people for all your responses

as much as i dont want to say it, im not looking forward to selection,

ive been doing at least 30-40 mins of exercise a day, either running or cycling, {in addition to lifting heavy boxes at work all day}

but is this enough to pass selection/....

i ask because i got the selection and development centre DVD, the other day, and the bloke on it says the mile and half is either a pass or a fail
now im doing the mile and half in between 10.20 and 10.30, but this DVD has put the fear of god into me.

and heaves aswell, ive been following peoples advice, but im very poor at them, despite being able to do 50+ sit ups and push ups.
i know its best effort, but not being able to do one is worrying me.

still i do cycle quite a lot.
 
#19
stvwardy said:
cheers people for all your responses

as much as i dont want to say it, im not looking forward to selection,

ive been doing at least 30-40 mins of exercise a day, either running or cycling, {in addition to lifting heavy boxes at work all day}

but is this enough to pass selection/....

i ask because i got the selection and development centre DVD, the other day, and the bloke on it says the mile and half is either a pass or a fail
now im doing the mile and half in between 10.20 and 10.30
, but this DVD has put the fear of god into me.

and heaves aswell, ive been following peoples advice, but im very poor at them, despite being able to do 50+ sit ups and push ups.
i know its best effort, but not being able to do one is worrying me.

still i do cycle quite a lot.
Yes but the standards are far lower than the PFT, which you dont have to pass till after phase 1. (apart from Para candidates.) If you get under 14:00 minutes you'll certainly fail! Also the PTI's will probably fail someone for putting minimal effort in regardless of fittness level. There was a lad on my phase 1, fit as fcuk racing snake, but the PT staff hated him cos he never ever beasted himself.
 
#20
""If you get under 14:00 minutes you'll certainly fail!""

fail what

anyone who cant do a mile and half in under 14.00 deserves a good beasting.

and 100% is what i intend to show at selection and onwards, and {although im not in basic}

i would have though everyone passes the PFT due to the amount of exercise done in basic, u shouldnt be allowed to do basic if you cant do a good amount of exercise.
 

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