Joining Up - even worth trying ?

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uknationalist

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#1
Hi all,

Sorry if a similar thread has been raised before.....

My son is belly-aching about joing the Army - he's a newly qualified Electrical Fitter and can't find
any work in Civvy Street.

He wants to try for either REME or RE - questiion is with all the redundancies going on - is
it even worth bothering ?

Does anyone know what the likely waiting time is for a position to come up - some of his mates say
the RN list for A/C Handlers is FOUR YEARS !!!

Any thoughts or comments wlecomed !!
 

Legs

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#2
There is no recruiting freeze. That said, the competition for places is much stronger than it was. Get him to apply and then he'll know for sure.
 
#3
Yes it's defiantly worth giving it ago, yes it is a bit harder to join or takes a bit longer.

The redundancies are mainly for the older serving and no longer serving
 
#5
Yeh might aswell try, I plan on trying haha. Even if there is a wait at least he knows he has a position waiting for him.

Heff
 
#6
Frog march him down the careers office first thing tomorrow morning - you could be in luck and be renting his room out by the end of summer. :)

Have a look around, there are tradesmen required in plenty of parts of the military, Army, Royal Navy and the Marines (After doing general duties for a couple of years.) There is also TA - RE, REME and Sigs that are worth looking at and some good opportunities in non-military roles too.

Good luck!
 

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