"Lord Lieutenant's Cadet" - significance?

Zhopa

War Hero
Morning all,

I'm perusing a CV submitted by a young lady who notes that a few years back she was selected as "Lord Lieutenant's Cadet" for her county (and a quick Google confirms this is true). I'd not previously heard of such a creature. Question for the ACF folks (since I might well be hiring her): is this an appointment that demonstrates drive, determination, high efficiency and a ruthless will to excel, or is it just something that happens at random?

zhopa
 

Ned_Seagoon

Old-Salt
In the good old days, one or two cadets were chosen each year to accompany the Lord Lieutenant to appropriate events. They were alway chosen from the most experienced and qualified cadets (implicitly, the highest achieving) and those with a touch of character.

Cynical old me finds it difficult to believe that tokenism will not play a part more recently! Nevertheless, you should accept that the candidate stood out from the crowd.
 
The LLCs tend to be the best cadets ,great personalities and have excelled as cadets, the way they are selected is that they tend to be ,in our case anyway, Flight Sgts or Cadet Warrant Officers in their last couple of years ,recommended by the unit OC, then selected at Wing level with the application put through to RFCA to decide . In the last 20 years my unit have only put forward two we thought capable ,both got it.
If your applicant has been a LLC it shows she really has commitment and leadership and the ability to mix at all levels, my last ones first duty was to escort William and Kate at a royal garden party.
 
All other things being equal, hire the lass. I would be very surprised if she let you down. I have met several of these from all three coloured uniforms over the years and none have been mugs.
 
You’re obviously inexperienced at this hiring malarkey.

1. Is she a looker?

2. Will she put out?

Yes to both is the ideal candidate, yes to 2 only is your fallback position.
 

Slime

LE
A LLC should have an appreciation on how to correctly address people and should have self confidence and be able to speak well.
 
A LLC should have an appreciation on how to correctly address people and should have self confidence and be able to speak well.
Normally the head boy/girl sort.
It was a privilege but one given arbitrarily, with Glamorgan ACF the LLC was normally a Cardiff based cadet as easier to liaise with the Lord Lt.
A good reliable cadet but not necessarily "best of the best".
 

Zhopa

War Hero
Thanks to everybody for the almost overwhelmingly positive responses. That's hugely helpful.

(Except @dingerr... For shame, and on a Sunday to boot! Have a funny.)

I especially like
the ability to mix at all levels
and
an appreciation on how to correctly address people and should have self confidence and be able to speak well
since yes these will be core skills.

I'll book her an interview and let you know what turns up!
 
Normally the head boy/girl sort.
It was a privilege but one given arbitrarily, with Glamorgan ACF the LLC was normally a Cardiff based cadet as easier to liaise with the Lord Lt.
A good reliable cadet but not necessarily "best of the best".
Agreed. The Tyranny of Small Choices might have robbed a brighter star of the opportunity but it won't have been awarded at random.
 
Thanks to everybody for the almost overwhelmingly positive responses. That's hugely helpful.

(Except @dingerr... For shame, and on a Sunday to boot! Have a funny.)

I especially like

and

since yes these will be core skills.

I'll book her an interview and let you know what turns up!
Don't forget to tell us how big her t*ts are.
(With apologies to Peter Kay).
 
Best note I ever saw on a CV was from a chap I got to know pretty well. Under his sports and hobbies section he put:

County Fencing Champion, Olympic fencing team hopeful - Not the garden type.
 
Thanks to everybody for the almost overwhelmingly positive responses. That's hugely helpful.

(Except @dingerr... For shame, and on a Sunday to boot! Have a funny.)

I especially like

and

since yes these will be core skills.

I'll book her an interview and let you know what turns up!
If theres a scream wail and a babes arse being slapped nine months later be good enough to let us all know;)
 

Zhopa

War Hero
If theres a scream wail and a babes arse being slapped nine months later be good enough to let us all know;)
*cough* while under normal circumstances I try to rise to any challenge, on this occasion I think you might be asking a bit much.


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I know, I know, some of you filthy old men would pay good money etc. etc., ...but no.
 

2/51

LE
Just to add to the proper comments...

Our LLC chap was a bit of a scally when younger, but he brushed up well, got his head down and actually matured into quite a nice chap. As LLC he was well mannered, always well dressed (at first he did not have No'2's so wore a suit to events) and always helpful. I knew him from being an AI but also from the work I did with SSAFA where he sometimes attended our events. some of the older ladies took a shine to him lol. Poor lad!

The LLC from the local ATC is the same. She is a very high achiever and a bit of a rock in the community for the teenagers. Always helping and giving her time to charities etc. Sort of person that will cross the road to say hello to you.

Lastly, at the rather quite wedding on Saturday, as we were waiting to go through security and be shown our places, the lady and daughter from NI behind us were chatting with us. The mum was obviously very proud of her daughter and was telling us all the things she had done. Eventually it transpired her daughter was LLC and was part of the Royal Irish ACF. Again, a very well spoken and mannered young lady.

I think you will see the pattern.....
 
'Oy, @Zhopa, while not wishing to know whether she was hired or not, did she live up to what we had said about LLCs when you asked?
 

Zhopa

War Hero
'Oy, @Zhopa, while not wishing to know whether she was hired or not, did she live up to what we had said about LLCs when you asked?
A fair question, especially since you've just reminded me that I promised to report back anyway!

Yes, she was smart, switched on, motivated, personable, engaging - as @Welch Man said, "head girl type". All of the comments I read on here were right on target, so thank you again for the input.

She spent a few (paid) days with us as a try-out. Unfortunately, while she was spot on with some of the basic admin tasks, nobody at school or university had taught her how to write coherently in English - and the role we needed to fill has to communicate with grown-ups in the outside world, and we don't have the time or bandwidth to take on somebody who needs teaching or constant editing.

We produce a lot of text, and unfortunately it's a constant in my line of work that the people who need least rewriting are non-Brits who learned English as a second language. The native speakers are by default awful, and how intelligent they are has little correlation with whether they can produce anything readable. That even includes the oldies who ought to have had grammar and syntax and punctuation and so on thrashed into them in school.

There have been multiple ARRSE threads over the years launched by old farts bewailing the collapse of educational standards in the UK. In this case, the consequence was we hired a bright spark of mixed European heritage who learned English as her fourth language... and still writes it better than most Brits of her age we encounter.
 

dwills

War Hero
Morning all,

I'm perusing a CV submitted by a young lady who notes that a few years back she was selected as "Lord Lieutenant's Cadet" for her county (and a quick Google confirms this is true). I'd not previously heard of such a creature. Question for the ACF folks (since I might well be hiring her): is this an appointment that demonstrates drive, determination, high efficiency and a ruthless will to excel, or is it just something that happens at random?

zhopa
They give it to the better ones, no dafto will get it.
 

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