joining TA

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by raversrevenge, Jul 26, 2007.

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  1. I went to the local TA centre last night, had a quick tour, and they are now going to send me some info through post. What i now want to know is, the chap that was showing us round, said we would have a BARB test, which ive done before, but how long would that take and also how long would it take to get onto the next RSW. Oh and where would i have to go for that, im in northampton. thanks.
     
  2. About an hour, with the results back that afternoon. It should be on your first RSW.


    If that's not in the info posted to you, ring them up. Or ring them anyway.
     
  3. haha, sorry i meant how long would it be before i get to do the barb test. and also the chap made it sound like it would be BARB test, then some time later go on RSW.
     
  4. Hmmmm. I've not heard it being that way round. Different units have different processes. Normally is just on the first RSW, with the results used to mildly influence the trade choice of the Recruit, i.e. with myself I scored woefully poorly, and so went down the Potential Officer route (to keep me for harming myself or others). The guys who scored higher were recommended for positions of higher influence.
     
  5. oh i see, perhaps the chappie got it slightly wrong. so how long will it take me to get on the rsw, and where will i go?
     
  6. Only the guys at your unit can answer that. Drop them a line and ask, they ain't being paid to sit and drink tea!
     
  7. THE WAY IVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO DO IT IS OT ISSUE DOCUMENTATION TO THE SAID INDIVIDUAL, THEY THEN GET A MEDICAL :) , THEN WE ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE LOCAL AFCO/ACIO FOR A BARB TEST 8) , THEN PROVIDING THERES SPACES(50 PER BDE) AVALIABLE THEY THEN HAVE TO ATTEND A SELECTION W/END AT THE RTC THAT IS ONE DAY LONG, IF THEY FAIL THE BARB TEST THEIR RESULTS ARE CODGITATED OVER BY THE RRTT AND THEY ARE BROUGHT IN FOR AN INTERVIEW :roll: , THEY HAVE TWO ATTEMPTS AT PASSING, BUT THIS IS ALSO SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS WE HAVENT RUN ONE YET ,THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING. BUT HOW MANY PLANS DO YOU KNOW THAT HAVE NOT SURVIVED FIRST CONTACT, AS THIS PROCESS IS IS A LOT LONGER AND DRAWN OUT THAN IT WAS BEFORE. I AM ON THE RRTT FOR MY REGT AND AM IN CHARGE OF RECRUITING FOR MY SQN, IF YOU NEED ANY MORE ADVICE PLEASE DONT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME,
     
  8. WHEN DO YOU TELL THEM TO PRESS THE CAPS LOCK KEY SO IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THEY ARE SHOUTING?
     

  9. I DONT HAVE TIME TO DRINK TEA :lol:
     
  10. TURN YOUR CAPS LOCK OFF, YOU MUPPET.
     

  11. Doh! no need to hurl abuse is there now, :) theres plenty of time for that when your training recruits :twisted:
     
  12. have to say, i never done a barb test.. does it depend on what type of unit your joining? ie independant or specalist?
     
  13. Neither have any of my recruits yet, its all to do with this one army recruiting, as from a date which is yet to be confirmed by my ROSO we have to organise a barb test for all recruits irrespective of what arm you wish to join independant or specialist.