Joining RMP...

#1
hi im new to these forums...

i was wondering if anyone here knows anything about the military police, in terms of recruitment and what the job is like. ideally id like to join the civvy police but the recruitment times are silly if there is any recruitment at all, and being 18 ive got plenty of time for that after my 4 years...

any opinions and help would be great because im still thinking about it...
 

Forastero

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#2
'Witty' posts deleted. Sensible posts only please, if you can't do that stay away.
 
#3
Yeah cheers for that Forastero. Nice to know the Arrse Stasi are still alive and kicking. Aside from the , er, admittedly flippant remark, there was a semi serious message in my post The PCSO/Special route is something else to consider , as Jimbob did state that ideally he would like to join civvy Bill. A couple of years of that, prior to joining RMP could prove beneficial, especially considering the poster's age.

Suggest you look at certain other posts which apart from undermining ARRSE, come close to breaking the law, in fact they go way beyond. No names no pack drills, but I am sure you know who they are. Try whipping them into line. Or is it a bottle issue?

PM away if you wish
 

Forastero

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#4
Suggest you wind your neck in. I'll moderate this forum how I please and if you're a victim, tough. As for the 'bottle' issue, what are you, twelve?

Stay on topic or be deleted.
 
#6
marco_poloroid said:
Suggest you look at certain other posts which apart from undermining ARRSE, come close to breaking the law, in fact they go way beyond. No names no pack drills, but I am sure you know who they are. Try whipping them into line. Or is it a bottle issue?

PM away if you wish
There is a complaints process if you have concerns rather than sat on the sidelines mouthing off.

This is the serious part of ARRSE so if you want to be a dick go play in the naafi.

Not prepared to have your posts edited, deleted? Simple do not post here.
 
#8
jimbobsimmonds said:
like i said im new and have no idea wat you r all argueing about but i was looking for some advice so please, some help please...
Go and read some of the threads in the AGC/SPS area of this site, there's plenty of good stuff in there- you just have to look for it yourself
 
#9
Anyway Jimbobsimmonds - after all that, the entry criteria for RMP is an Army Entrance Test Score (BARB) of 60. You will also require GCSE Maths and English to level (grade) C or above.

You will have to demonstrate to the Army selectors at the Careers Office and at the Army Develpoment and Selection Centre that you have proved leadership skills of some sort. For example, a department manager at a supermarket or a football team leader etc.

The reason for this is that you will be promoted to Lance Corporal at the end of your basic training.

Good Luck!
 
#11
nark said:
Anyway Jimbobsimmonds - after all that, the entry criteria for RMP is an Army Entrance Test Score (BARB) of 60. You will also require GCSE Maths and English to level (grade) C or above.

You will have to demonstrate to the Army selectors at the Careers Office and at the Army Develpoment and Selection Centre that you have proved leadership skills of some sort. For example, a department manager at a supermarket or a football team leader etc.

The reason for this is that you will be promoted to Lance Corporal at the end of your basic training.

Good Luck!
not blowing me own trumpet here but got 4As and 5Bs at GCSE so entry test shouldn't be a problem... the leadership skills shouldn't be too tricky as i can get my old school teacher and my boss to mention it in my referance...

as for lance corporal, i assume that means higher starting pay...
 
#12
jimbobsimmonds said:
not blowing me own trumpet here but got 4As and 5Bs at GCSE so entry test shouldn't be a problem... the leadership skills shouldn't be too tricky as i can get my old school teacher and my boss to mention it in my referance...

as for lance corporal, i assume that means higher starting pay...
Missing the point a bit here. You don't need to show where you have shown leadership skills in the past (although you could in your interviews), you need to show them on the team tasks at selection by listening to the others in your group and coming up with good ideas. Also having a sense of urgencey helps. The Army doesn't need a referance, the whole point of the joining up process is to see if you have the right skills for the army and will be able to hack it.

Getting your first stripe after training means more than just a pay rise. I'm not being negative, you just have to research the job specifically. I have started a few threads in the AGC section which would help you, as have countless others.
 
#13
ahh i see. that's much better than having to find references and stuff like that...

this is a general question about the army. will they try and post me near home (unless abroad ofr course) and how often and long is leave?
 
#14
From what I understand you get a choice of postings but it really comes down to where the Army need you to be at that time so you there's no guarantee you will be near home. 6 weeks leave I believe, sure someone else can say when you get them
 
#15
Does anyone know when the next intake is for RMP?? I passed selection last week and got told I could be waiting until Aug/Sept time.. but that's the best info they could give me
 
#16
Hi i know there is an intake for RMP in June but all the places may have been taken up already so you prob be looking like august time im afraid.
 
#17
lea25nne said:
Hi i know there is an intake for RMP in June but all the places may have been taken up already so you prob be looking like august time im afraid.
That's fine, I always have more time to train and get fitter I suppose.

The main problem is not knowing... careers office don't know and neither do the online recruitment staff..
 
#18
When i went for selection in january i was told i was looking at june time but i rung the careers office straight after passing and they managed to get me on the april intake. Fingers crossed you will be going in august plus your right it gives you a bit more time to get your fitness up to scratch as well.
 
#19
Update for anyone that's interested:

AFCO rang this morning, I start basic on 17 August to become an RMP :)
 
#20
Have you thought of the RAF Police?, if the RMP does not work out?
My lad checked last week about joining the civvies and out of 43 forces non are recruiting at the moment.
I did 9 yrs in RAFP and enjoyed every minute. Good luck with what ever you decide.
 

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