Joining AGC (SPS) as an officer

#1
Hi,
I'm posting here having stumbled across the site trying to find more information about a possible career in the AGC. I've found that the information that I've been given so far by recruitment offices has been very nicely presented but only seems to show the pros of such a career move. However, I've got a few questions which I don't seem to be able to find the answers to. Firstly, the general materials I have been given seem to give the impression that the AGC officers are able to go on 2-3 year attachments with certain regiments but it doesn't say how you get to specific ones i.e. if I were to be interested in being attached to the Paras is it a simple application procedure or is it based on recommendation and spaces available? Secondly, (and this is purely for my own interest) what is the view on AGC (SPS) officers from those in other regiments? Are they seen as noncy lazy girls who push pens all day? Finally, what are the oppurtunities for civilian qualifications (specifically CIMA)? Are they only available after a certain period of service? Any help with this would be great because I don't think I'm going to get straightforward answers showing any cons from the recruitment teams on some of these issues.
 
#4
Ok, can you explain where I've gone wrong and I'll rephrase. Unless this is just in completely the wrong place in which case I'll delete it.
 
#9
rjv1 said:
Are they seen as noncy lazy girls who push pens all day?
Don't worry, you'll fit right in! :wink:
 
#13
rjv1 Where did I go wrong?

Your post reads: I'm a girl who wants to serve with the Paras. i don't want an office job.

Got to be a Wah but come on at least make it interesting.........
 
#14
I'm a bloke and basically I'm not planning on being in the army for my entire working life and want to become an accountant afterwards (basically for the money). I want to join the army in the short to medium term and while in get a chartered accountant qualification which I've read is possible in the AGC. I've also read that it's possible to go on attachment to other regiments where you even get to do real soldiering and I want to know how possible this is.

Also, what the **** is a wah? I've tried searching but can't find anything.
 
#16
Eventually, when I've left I'll take one to get the money that comes with it. Call me a mercenary but for the wages they're on I'll sit in an office and then go and spend my money on good holidays where I get out of the office.
 
#17
rjv1 said:
Eventually, when I've left I'll take one to get the money that comes with it. Call me a mercenary but for the wages they're on I'll sit in an office and then go and spend my money on good holidays where I get out of the office.

AGC... mercenary... ? 8O
 
#18
rjv1

If you want the Army life join something that appeals to you, enjoy it and study for your long term goal at the same time.

At least then you can sit in yr accountants office remembering the good times and know what a Wah is.
 
#19
If you want to be an accountant, there are easier ways than joining the AGC(SPS) as an officer to achieve it.

Presumably you have a degree?

Then apply to an accountancy firm as a trainee.

Or go into industry, and study in the evenings for your accountancy qualifications.

The Army is something you join because you want the experiences it brings, and the lifestyle that's on offer. Not to study to be an accountant.
 
#20
BigRed said:
rjv1

If you want the Army life join something that appeals to you, enjoy it and study for your long term goal at the same time.

At least then you can sit in yr accountants office remembering the good times and know what a Wah is.
I do want the life, I'm just not sure how practical it'll be in other regiments to study for longer-term qualifications. I mean, would it be purely in my own time that I'd have to study while presumably in the AGC they train you in areas that are useful for professional qualifications. Thanks though, it's given me more to think about.
 

Similar threads

Latest Threads

Top