Guards platoon officer

Which one, trade or guards platoon officer

  • Trade

    Votes: 5 55.6%
  • Guards Platoon officer

    Votes: 2 22.2%
  • Soldier

    Votes: 2 22.2%

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#1
So I've lately been looking a the Guards Platoon officer and I have a few enquiries, first and foremost, what about when I leave? I have IT, triple award sciences, HSK mandarin and an engineering GCSE behind me, no a levels. When I leave how hard could it be on civvy Street opposed to getting a trade, my main issue is that I'm a huge fan of drill and the ceremonial side of things. Another thing, are the selection boards biased towards those who have been comprehensively educated and those who've been privately educated? I myself am comprehensively educated and do not come from an upper class background. My final question is: Opposed that I did go for a RE or REME officer, would I be hands on or would I be doing admin, if I was in the REME, I would like to be in the armouring side. I appreciate all replies and thank you for any support.
 
#2
I'll be honest. Your comment about being an officer in the REME and working in the armouring side shows a little naïveté. Also I just don't think you have the quals to be an officer - at present.

Why do you want to be an officer, and what makes you think you are more suitable than other more qualified candidates?


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#3
I'd worry more about getting your A levels and possibly a degree.

At the moment you can not even apply to be an officer.
 
#4
you need a gcse in english and maths! You have to have at least 2 A levels to get into sandhurst... for REME or RE officer you need A levels in atlas 2 Sciences and maths. atm you could be a soldier not an officer.... Life as a Guardsman is good.
 
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you need a gcse in english and maths! You have to have at least 2 A levels to get into sandhurst... for REME or RE officer you need A levels in atlas 2 Sciences and maths. atm you could be a soldier not an officer.... Life as a Guardsman is good.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I heard REME officers need an engineering degree?
 

Bowmore_Assassin

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You've had responses on another thread but for completeness,

To join as a soldier, you do not need any qualifications, except in some of the specialist roles.

To join as an officer, you'll need 35 ALIS points (34 for SNQs) from 7 GCSE/SNQ subjects, with a minimum grade C/2 in English Language, Maths and either a science or a foreign language; plus 180 UCAS Tariff points from a maximum of 3 subjects (4 for Scottish Highers and excluding General Studies) with a minimum of 2 at National Level 3 (excluding AS Levels) or National or International equivalent.
To go from serving soldier to officer, you'll need GCSE passes or equivalent in 5 subjects, including English Language and Mathematics at Grade C (or above) or the nationally recognised equivalent. If you do not meet this criteria you will undergo an assessment at the Army School of Education, Worthy Down, before being recommended for the selection process.

Taken from here: How to join - British Army Website

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