Jobs Roles That Don't Move Around Often?

#1
Helloha,

Subject of the thread kind of says it all however I was wondering if some kind person could inform me in the jobs that don't move around, unless amalgamated or something along them lines.

I know Infantry pick a unit and are there for the duration of their career. I don't have much desire to join the Infantry but I'd like to be situated in the same location.

Thanks :D
 
#2
TBH mate, I don't think you should join with the attitude of 'not wanting to move around much' - that's not really in the spirit of what the armed forces are all about. In reality, you could be posted anywhere with whomever you join. I've just drawn the North of Scotland for the next few years which wasn't my number 1 however it's the hand I've been dealt.

You don't give any indication of what you want to join which might be useful. If you are joining in a support role, you will end up wherever there is a vacancy to be filled. It really isn't down to what you want but instead where you are needed.

Sorry I can't be more positive in my reply but that is the reality of joining the forces. It's not for convenience. Good luck anyway. Bry.
 
#4
Helloha,

Subject of the thread kind of says it all however I was wondering if some kind person could inform me in the jobs that don't move around, unless amalgamated or something along them lines.

I know Infantry pick a unit and are there for the duration of their career. I don't have much desire to join the Infantry but I'd like to be situated in the same location.

Thanks :D
WAH!!!!!
 
#9
Thanks for crazy quick replies.

I'm not looking for "convenience" for myself more for my wife and kid. I don't want to be moving them around every 3 years although I don't want to only see them once a week. However as far as all the other inconveniences likes weeks of exercise, operations (if there are any more), postings that may move me from my family for a while I am more than happy to put up with.

It must be possible to have an army career and an almost stable family living arrangements. Or am I to believe that if I'm in the army I can't set up home somewhere without only seeing my family at the weekends.

Jobs I'm considering:

1-Artillery
2-Communication System Operator
3-Comm Logistic Specialist
4-RMP



 
#12
Just had a look at Drone Pilot and I would like to edit my list to look like

1-Artillery - Drone Pilot.

Jobs sounds amazing and you are posted to set locations. Thanks a lot for all your replies been a great help. Even then "WAH!!" >.>
 
#13
I had a look at the Navy but the only thing that appealed to me was the fact I get to have a bit facial hair. Even the idea of being on a metal container for 6 months + makes me feel sea sick.

Appreciate the bold suggestion though.
 
#14
I think that the army of the future is going to be much less mobile than most people are currently used to. For most individuals you'll end up in a single super garrison and stay there for the majority of your career.

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#16
May i be so bold as to suggest the Navy? The majority of the Navy is based in Portsmouth/ down ssaaaaarrffff unless you join as a WAFU. Theres my serious advice for the day im heading back to the NAAFI
In all seriousness that's a fairly good bet. The bulk of the General Service fleet (non submariners and WAFUs) are based on Destroyers or Frigates in Portsmouth or Plymouth.

Chances are you'll get some shit married patch in Gosport and your family will languish there while you **** off on jollies abroad. If you're incredibly unlucky, you might have to move from Portsmouth to Plymouth once or twice in your career, but on the whole you'll be planted in one spot.

The flip side is you spend much more time away from them, 9 month deployments preceded by 8 week beat up packages and exercises are not uncommon.


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#17
I don't intend on being in a Married Quarters for longer than I have to. My ideal situation and plan is to have my own bought house not far from where I work enabling a stable family life as well as the fantastic benefits the army provides. I also get to fly remote control planes for a living.

Granted I'm successful, lol.
 
#20
Why? If your based at a Unit because that is where your trade resides then its perfectly practical and compatible. It was just finding a trade that was static that I was having issues with.
 

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