Job Roles with Regiment Choice

#1
Hey guys, I am new to this site. Came here looking for answers as it seems that each and every person I speak to via the army website states different things.

What roles, that are not direct combat roles, are available in the army where you can choose your regiment.

My partner would like to stay based in the North West for the first part of my Army career in order to ease our children into it rather than pack them off round the country.

I initially was looking at HR Specialist but have been told I would be posted where needed. Other roles I was looking at were Comm Logistic Specialist, Logistic Supply Specialist and Driver Comms Specialist.

Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers.
 
#2
It difficult because the Army is a 'combat' force and even the support arms are geared towards supporting that roll. There are very few if any jobs that aren't frequently sent elsewhere as and when the service demands. Its often hard on family life and the Army usually wins when it wants you to go somewhere. Maybe it isn't the life for you or embrace it and take the family along (loads do!) they may enjoy it (loads do)
 
#3
Dont think you can really choose to stay in a certain place you go where the army needs you
 
#5
Hey guys, I know I will be shipped off all over the world, and my regiment may move from time to time, but I was just looking for a role that is initially based in the North West. If we have to move after a bit, so be it, but at least we have had that time adjust to army life. So is it just infantry that you can choose your regiment.
 
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#6
Or try the RAF, their postings are far more static. Saying that though, the Future British Army will be bloody static soon enough!
 
#7
Hey guys, I know I will be shipped off all over the world, and my regiment may move from time to time, but I was just looking for a role that is initially based in the North West. If we have to move after a bit, so be it, but at least we have had that time adjust to army life. So is it just infantry that you can choose your regiment.

Difficult enough joining by yourself, extra tough with a family already attached I can imagine. I doubt there will be many guarantees given that you'll have the time to adjust to this new way of life. Good luck with it.
 
#8
I'll have a look at the RAF. May have to just join the infantry, try and work my way upto Lance Corporal and then try and switch job role to something better suited. I am fine with moving away, just think she would like to be closer to home so she can have a support system when I am way, which seems like it will be frequently!
 
#10
#12
You get to pick battalion but at the end of the day they pick where you go and who needs the man power the most
 
#13
So I can make a preference but they probably won't take notice of it. That sucks. Guess Duke of Lancs will prob be best to choose then. Wouldn't mind Weeton or Catterick.
 
#14
Well duke of lancs has 2 battalions its 50/50
 

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