Int Corps Linguist Golden 'Ello

lextalionis

Old-Salt
ARRSE is perfect for warning us poor wannabes about the "golden showers" we can expect as part of the fun of Army life. And sometimes about less fun things too!

Does anyone know whether the Army still gives "Golden Hellos" to those who train as OPMI(L) but who have a language degree or language A-levels? Granted, the degree might have to be in a language the Army needs but let's assume it is.

Many thanks!
 
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Hey mate,

I have recently been on the Int Selection and can confirm that they still give out Golden Hello's. However the bounty that you get is dependent in your ability with the language in which you are taught.

Hope this helps?
 

lextalionis

Old-Salt
Yeah, it does help, thanks! Is that for languages learnt before Army training?
 
You can get qual'd on the languages that you already know but the bounty doesn't double up.

Also the language has to be an operational language for it to count.

For example you're graded 1-4 on proficiency, and depending on the score you get is the bounty which you acquire.
 

lextalionis

Old-Salt
Does it make any difference to the bounty if you have multiple languages, e.g. you learnt Spanish before and get grade 3 and then you get grade 4 in Arabic?
 
It makes no difference to the bounty.

You get the bounty for the highest score that you get. Spanish isn't an operational language so even if you grade 3 it wouldn't generate a bounty.

4 in Arabic on the other hand (which is rare) would make you applicable for the highest bounty.
 

ironr4tions

Old-Salt
Anyone else heard a rumour that if you took a golden hello they may force you to retrade to the new OPMI(L)?


Posted from the ARRSE Mobile app (iOS or Android)
 
Anyone else heard a rumour that if you took a golden hello they may force you to retrade to the new OPMI(L)?


Posted from the ARRSE Mobile app (iOS or Android)

That false, you don't get a golden hello for OPMI but you do for OPMI(L). You have to also pass the MLAT to be an OPMI(L).

Also, OPMI(L) isn't new. It's just the name gave to the Linguist role.

They will not force you to do anything...
 

ironr4tions

Old-Salt
That false, you don't get a golden hello for OPMI but you do for OPMI(L). You have to also pass the MLAT to be an OPMI(L).

Also, they will not force you to do anything...
It's the Army Rumour Service after all... There just seems to be a bit of a panic at the moment to work out who has had Golden Hellos in the past, and we have a new trade group that needs filling up.


Posted from the ARRSE Mobile app (iOS or Android)
 

lextalionis

Old-Salt
Right... So you DO get a Golden Hello (the one you get after phase 1) for OPMI(L) AND the bounty? Surely you'd only get the bounty if you'd done the OPMI(L) course...
 
Okay i think you're confused!

Golden hello and the bounty is the same thing. Only OPMI(L) receive it. The amount your receive is proportionate to the grading you get within the language you have been trained in.
 
Just looked around a bit on the internet.

I stand corrected, both roles are applicable for golden hello.

OPMI(L) receives additional as explained above.

Hope this helps
 

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