Joining at 30 ???

#1
I've just turned 30 & was thinking of joining the Infantry. I have kept in reasonable shape & was was wondering if people think I would be kidding myself to think I could have a good career after signing up so late?.

Also, since the age limit was raised has there been many older lads that have joined?
 
#2
Yes me. I'm not quite as old as you though. I will be 27 by the time I go for training and 28 by the time I finish.

Have they told you your good to go at 30? I'm a bit confused as they said I was just on the edge of being too old for infantry.
 
#5
That gives me a bit more confidence then. Finishing top recruit would be great, but I'd just be happy to pass out. I'll have to get cracking on my fitness then

Soldier.a; ... The recruiter had no problem with my age. Just said work on your fitness & everything should be fine
 
#6
I'd look at other Corps and Regiments too. I joined up with guys who were 28 and 29, both going to the Int Corps. Why not get a trade, makes sense especially considering your age.
 
#7
No drama's signing up at that age.A good friend of mine completed his basics for the Royal marines at 30,as with anyone joining teeth arms its just about showing a bit of grit and determination.And as has been said already,having a bit of maturity can go a surprisingly long way (or short way if you are a cnuting bore!).Just be prepared to take orders from lads a lot younger than you on unit,as they have probably already walked the walk.
 
#8
from what i see though is at 30 could you handle someone like me at 23 having done 7 yrs and being picked up for my Cpl tellin you what to do??

the 16-17 yr olds get on with it however with your life experience you may feel you deserve some more respect... rare however i've had it!
 
#9
Being told what to do by younger lads doesn't bother me in the slightest. I wouldn't expect it any other way. Because I have wasted the last 10 years in going from job to job I am already experiencing the younger ones giving me orders lol
 

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