INT CORPS TA RECRUIT SELECTION - THE OFFICIAL ANSWER

#1
Anyone wishing to join the Corps 3 (Volunteer) MI Bn or 5 (Volunteer) MI Bn can find details on links from the main Corps site). In outline the process is:

The interested party contacts local Coy or HQ 3 (V) MI / HQ 5 (V) MI.

Invited for interview with Permanent Staff Administration Officer (PSAO).

Basic background checks on education and nationality.

Recommended for assessment by the PSAO.

Basic medical.

Battalion selection weekend - mental and physical assessment.

Offer of a place if found suitable.

TA Common Military syllabus (CMS) training following initial training at TA Centre.

Follow-on CMS training at the TA Centre.

Trade Training.

The time taken to complete the process varies depending on the time the individual is able to commit to the TA.
 
#2
Having seen the out of date post here is the up to date version of joining the Intelligence Corps Army Reserve.



Apply on-line from the army website by filling in the online application. Even if you contact the unit directly this is the first place they will tell you to go and it gets the ball rolling as quickly as possible.

http://www.army.mod.uk/join/join.aspx

24-48 hours later you should receive an online medical questionnaire that you complete and return.

Your application is processed and if everything is ok, the unit is contacted and they invite you in for a chat/interview. At this they will give you a more in-depth medical form that you take to your GP.

If everything is ok they will produce a training and development plan and try to agree a date for generic army selection. The unit may then invite you to start attending phase -1 training or offer you a PDA, both of which prepare you for generic selection.

http://www.army.mod.uk/join/Getting-yourself-ready.aspx

Next you attend selection at your nearest Army Development and Selection Centre (ADSC). Details of the tests etc are on the army website. If successful at this stage you can be attested, but this still depends upon your references and security checks being satisfactory.

You need at least 5 x GCSEs graded C or above but must include Maths and English.

Sometime during this you will also be invited to attend one of the Corps selection days. This can be right at the start or after you are attested or up until passing TSC(B) (see below) but if you are attested and don’t pass you’ll need to change cap badge.

This is called Tech Selection (not to be confused with Technical selection for engineering trades) Tech selection is to ensure that you have the mental capacity, logicial and analytical mind-set to do military intelligence work.

The actual tests aren’t widely advertised, but with a bit of work, and internet searching you can get the general gist. May be it is best that people aren’t coached as it is more of a test of aptitudes and motivations for intelligence work.

This applies to all new recruits and transferees, irrespective of rank. Exemptions apply to regular and ex-regular INT CORPS personnel who wish to join the Reserves.

Once attested you can start phase 1 training. This consists of two courses TSC(A) and TSC(B). TSC(A) is 4 weekends, on alternative weeks, at an army training unit or a 9 day condensed course. You pass this you then do TSC(B), two weeks continuous training. All this should qualify you for your first training bounty and at the moment you get extra money for being attested (£300) and passing TSC(A) and TSC(B) (£1000).

You are now a trained soldier and start training toward the OPMI3. You get another £1000 bonus at the moment for passing this.

It’s slightly different if you are still serving and looking to join when you leave, transferring unit or rejoining within 6 years of leaving previously. (Captia, may drive you round the twist, it is a test in patience and motivation)

All applicants need to be able to gain the UK security clearance known as Developed Vetting. As a guide, candidates must be have been resident within the UK for 10 years.

Specialisms include Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Imagery Intelligence (IMINT), Weapons Intelligence (WIS), Exploitation (EXP), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Psychological Operations (PSYOPS) and utilising language skills as Military Linguists.

Contact details

http://www.army.mod.uk/intelligence/32271.aspx

Feel free to add or amend any errors.

If you are thinking of joining, my advice is just go for it, worth the hard work.
 
#6
Although I am reluctant to speak on his behalf, Steptoe (or anyone else in a position to be able to expand as you request) is unlikley to do so.

If you decide to join the INT Corps, when and if you get to OPMI training you will be expected to demonstrate an ability to be able to collect and interpret information from open sources.

Use this as a learning opportunity.
 
#9
Ok? It’s not like I was standing by refreshing this page waiting for a reply. I lost nothing except the time it took to make that comment
Yes, you lost nothing, you may even have gained something!
Asking for an update from a two and a half year old post may give you an insight into your ability to accurately take in and assess info.
 
#10
Yes, you lost nothing, you may even have gained something!
Asking for an update from a two and a half year old post may give you an insight into your ability to accurately take in and assess info.
I don’t give a shit, I got the highest score in the cognitive test the recruiter has ever seen I guess that doesn’t mean anything. I don’t check the date of every post...
 
#11
I don’t give a shit, I got the highest score in the cognitive test the recruiter has ever seen I guess that doesn’t mean anything. I don’t check the date of every post...
No shit sherlock, perhaps lack of attention to detail is something the corps may consider an asset in your case.
Perhaps I feel honoured to be able just to talk with someone who had the the highest cognitive score a recruiter has ever seen, just think how brilliant you'll be if you ever become a fully trained soldier ;)
 
#12
No shit sherlock, perhaps lack of attention to detail is something the corps may consider an asset in your case.
Perhaps I feel honoured to be able just to talk with someone who had the the highest cognitive score a recruiter has ever seen, just think how brilliant you'll be if you ever become a fully trained soldier ;)
My point was don’t judge my ability to assess in the army because I replied to an inactive thread.
 
#15
I don’t give a shit, I got the highest score in the cognitive test the recruiter has ever seen I guess that doesn’t mean anything. I don’t check the date of every post...
Well done you.
 
#16
Hapiel, you have proven yourself to be entitled, over-confident and thin skinned.

A born INT Corps reservist.
 
#17
Ok? It’s not like I was standing by refreshing this page waiting for a reply. I lost nothing except the time it took to make that comment
You're too precious to carry out any form of background research, if only to minimise the risk of appearing a bit of a cock?.

The simple act of hovering your cursor over the avatar reveals, amongst other things, the date on which that poster last made an appearance.

That, coupled with your weak and brittle self-justification, should see you comfortably through a posting to HQ ARRC.
 
#18
You're too precious to carry out any form of background research, if only to minimise the risk of appearing a bit of a cock?.

The simple act of hovering your cursor over the avatar reveals, amongst other things, the date on which that poster last made an appearance.

That, coupled with your weak and brittle self-justification, should see you comfortably through a posting to HQ ARRC.
I'm not joining INT corps, I just said I was interested in it. Maybe you should have all caught onto that before you tell me I'm not right for INT. Could you imagine somebody being turned down for the army because one time in their life they replied to an inactive thread. I guess you're perfect
 
#19
I'm not joining INT corps, I just said I was interested in it. Maybe you should have all caught onto that before you tell me I'm not right for INT. Could you imagine somebody being turned down for the army because one time in their life they replied to an inactive thread. I guess you're perfect
Don't worry about it, there has been long term users of ARRSE who have replied to much older threads than this.
Whatever branch of the British Army you decide upon, I wish you well.
 
#20
Don't worry about it, there has been long term users of ARRSE who have replied to much older threads than this.
Whatever branch of the British Army you decide upon, I wish you well.
Thank you, kind sir. I'm passionate about the military and I hope I can join my family in there eventually
 

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