Old boy wanting to join RLC - Logistics Supply Specialist... Golden Hello?

#1
Evening all,

New here. Getting on a bit now (29) and want to get away from the shite and fragile job security that is civvie streeet!

Got a Q on the above role in relation to the golden hello.

I am aware it is used to attract people with skills in the relivant field but I am wondering if anyone can enlighten me on the criterea please?

I have spent the last 6 years as a manager in G4S (logistics with cash) where I was responsible for circa 35 staff. In terms of paper based qualifications in the logistics field I have none... I was wondering if experience was taken into consideration over bits of paper?!

Thanks,

Kev.
 
#4
I think as a private in the RLC you'll find that your experience will not count for very much.

I don't think that they will be offering a golden hello for a Log Spec, no previous experience required, no shortage of suitable candidates (two arms, two legs - you're in). It's for things like paramedic, or transfering to EOD.
 
#5
I think as a private in the RLC you'll find that your experience will not count for very much.

I don't think that they will be offering a golden hello for a Log Spec, no previous experience required, no shortage of suitable candidates (two arms, two legs - you're in). It's for things like paramedic, or transfering to EOD.
Logistic Specialist (Supply) - British Army Website

States at the bottom that they offer a golden hello? But no info on criterea ;)
 
#7
If you have the quals I guess they could offer you a golden hello if you went down the officer route? Don't quote me on that though, purely speculative.
 
#10
My advice would be to go into your nearest ACIO and get first hand knowledge from the recruiting staff there. It's possible that someone on the arrse website has received the golden hello for the RLC specialist but I would doubt that they could advise you due to your situation with your particular civvie job/lack of physical qualifications.

Speculation isn't really helpful, just raises more questions I'd say? :)
 
#11
Your experience will count for naught as a Pte (although it might mark you out for quick promotion as you'll be more switched on than the younger lads) and if you've worked in a high pressure environment doing ACTUAL logistics you'll be bored as an Officer in the RLC.

If you REALLY want to take the Soldier route in the Army go for it. Otherwise, and if you want to be an Officer, other two services do more real time actual logistics as opposed to sitting in offices talking about it.
 
#12
From the Army website, but can only second the advice given above, go talk to the ACIO.
The Golden Hello was introduced in October 2003 in order to attract and reward applicants who had gained specific civilian qualifications relevant to their chosen trade and who bring a sought after skill to the RLC.
The value of the Golden Hello ranges fro £1250 to £4500 depending on the applicant's qualifications and the RLC trade they elect to join
 
#16
From the Army website, but can only second the advice given above, go talk to the ACIO.
Reading your quote (which isnt showing up in this quote) it doesnt say what trades. Unless its something very much in demand I doubt it will apply to most RLC. I reckon either AT or System analyst at best although I suppose something as basic as already having a HGV licence if you join as a driver would save the army a few thousand.

For Flying Felix, Suppliers were undermanned for a long time, looking at the latest DIN on redundancy not a single supplier at any rank needs to worry,
 
#20
Thanks guysm will call at the ACIO tomorrow if I can and have a chat.. I did use the inline chat but the guy I got just basically said he didnt know either!

I am also considering REME VM(a) as a second option.