Is any sort of caution/conviction in the past enough to put off recruiters?

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I am currently in my 2nd year of an Engineering degree, and imagine that I will graduate with at least a 2:1 at the ripe old age of 26. When I was 18 I got into a stupid situation at my work and without going into detail got a police caution for Supplying Class A Drugs, which lasted for five years and has now expired.

Am I on a hiding to nothing to even walk through the Careers Office door? I know I could probably get into the ranks with this hinderance but I believe I would have as good a chance as any at Sandhurst without this damn thing hovering over me.
 
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Supplying class A drugs?

I'll be brutally honest and say I can't see that going to well with the recruiters. But the only way you'll find out is by asking.... pop in, they can only say no.
 
#4
the more I think about it, I can't see how I could ever explain it properly, even if it was only a caution.

oh well....

a job's a job. Maybe the TA will take me, try and sneak in that route....
 
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the more I think about it, I can't see how I could ever explain it properly, even if it was only a caution.

oh well....

a job's a job. Maybe the TA will take me, try and sneak in that route....
If you are thinking of army life as just a job I'd reconsider or prepare to be sorely disappointed. In terms of your brushes with the law, I suggest that regardless of whether a conviction or caution is spent or not the fact that the is even reasonable cause to think that you have at any time dealt drugs (especially class A) makes you unworthy to hold a commission. In short you have forfeited your right to be an officer by demonstrating that you cannot or choose not to uphold the sufficient standards. In short you should have thought about the consequences...etc.

Same goes for the TA option. The same selection standards apply (or at least should do) to TA officers.

Summary, don't bother, you do not meet the criteria.
 
#6
the more I think about it, I can't see how I could ever explain it properly, even if it was only a caution.

oh well....

a job's a job. Maybe the TA will take me, try and sneak in that route....
As much as I dislike the STABS, even they have the common decency to decline the service of a druggy ****.
 
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I am currently in my 2nd year of an Engineering degree, and imagine that I will graduate with at least a 2:1 at the ripe old age of 26. When I was 18 I got into a stupid situation at my work and without going into detail got a police caution for Supplying Class A Drugs, which lasted for five years and has now expired.

Am I on a hiding to nothing to even walk through the Careers Office door? I know I could probably get into the ranks with this hinderance but I believe I would have as good a chance as any at Sandhurst without this damn thing hovering over me.
You've blown any chance of serving, Your type are not required, but I do suspect a wah.
 
#8
It is not just the nature of the caution in the military you are likely to be posted abroad and many counties, America for instance, will not let you enter.
 
#10
You may struggle, although there's a fortune to be made if you start banging Chang out in an infantry battalion.
And don't forget to bring along some poppers for the mortar platoon...
 
#11
Drug dealers carry guns and so do Soldiers but never the twain should meet......

Wah ?


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#12
Drug dealers carry guns and so do Soldiers but never the twain should meet......

Wah ?


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Oh I don't know. A few drug dealers could do with meeting the army.

"200 rounds, in your own time."
 
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I already said as much, no need for the hyperbole, jack.

I've probably done more exciting things on a night in than you have in the Forces mate, lol. **** yourself.
So why ask then you massive spunk trumpet?
Clearly what you get up to on a night out shows you to be the sort of **** the services don't need. We require MEN who are loyal, intelligent and able to follow orders. Not some crack smoking ejit who would suck a cock for a fix.
 
#16
I already said as much, no need for the hyperbole, jack.

I've probably done more exciting things on a night in than you have in the Forces mate, lol. **** yourself.
I read this thread and at first though - ok, messed up when he was younger, but seems to have sorted himself.

Then I read this and thought what a cock. Clearly still a drug guzzling waster.

Sorry mate, you've blown you're chances. Looks like you'll have to stick to living your military fantasies through the medium of video games, whilst impressing freshers with your daring stories of how you almost joined the army.

But didn't because you'd have been laughed out of the careers office


if worst came to worst I would just take some immodium, anyone tried it? that stuff is POTENT.
A post you made in 2006 - oh, the irony :)
 
#17
I regret nothing.

In all sincerity it's the Army's loss, not mine. I'll be dangerously overqualified for the forces in 18 months.

If you need to bash my posts AGAIN I can take that. It must be hard knowing you're fighting wars that have no meaning.

Signing out for good. Ta Ta.
 
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I regret nothing.

In all sincerity it's the Army's loss, not mine. I'll be dangerously overqualified for the forces in 18 months.

If you need to bash my posts AGAIN I can take that. It must be hard knowing you're fighting wars that have no meaning.

Signing out for good. Ta Ta.
Such a change of tune already.......

Not a bad windup I reckon. It's not even Friday PM yet.
 
#19
I regret nothing.

In all sincerity it's the Army's loss, not mine. I'll be dangerously overqualified for the forces in 18 months.

If you need to bash my posts AGAIN I can take that. It must be hard knowing you're fighting wars that have no meaning.

Signing out for good. Ta Ta.
Dangerously overqualified? What are you Planning on doing, ramming a rolled-up copy of your M.Eng certificate down peoples throats and holding it in place until they choke to death?

Anyway, have a nice life.
 
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