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Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment' started by Walker89, Aug 25, 2008.

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  1. So i have been researching job choices on all kinds of websites
    and i just can't decide what road i want to go down.
    I have thought about the AAC but i have heard alot of bad things about
    it. I have an interest in working with helicopters but its not a must
    in my career choice.
    Im just looking from some advice from people who have the experience.
    I want to be a soldier and do 'soldier type things' so i was thinking
    infantry is a safe bet. All opinions welcome and any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. marines or paras!!!!
    if your a brainy feck, ammuniton technician
     
  3. If you want to fix choppers and on occasion do soldierly things join the AAC if on the other hand you want to be a soldier join the Infantry.
     
  4. Fugly

    Fugly LE DirtyBAT

    The REME do the fixing, so ignore the bollocks above.
     
  5. well i have just been doing a bit of research and chatting online
    and im thinking i want to go down the infantry road
    i was thinking paras, can anyone shed some experience or advice on
    this? what other infantry regiments should i maybe consider?
     
  6. Ah well spotted, my mistake.
     
  7. i have read through everything possible on that site
    thats made to sell and promote the army so they all look quite appealing
    i just wanted a more personal opinion, if anyone has one to offer?
     
  8. the RE offers a physical job, with a good deal of soldiering
    well so i've heard from many Arrse posters
    due to start basic :)
     
  9. If you want to do it on a day to day basis, then it is Inf or Armoured, no other choices.

    The choice on which direction to go in Inf or Armoured is yet another question on another (probably the Inf or Armoured) thread
     
  10. The Army has so many choices, you really need to narrow down the parameters a little, or you may (or may not, as it is too much hassle) get an opinion from every trade in the Army.

    Do you want to work with vehicles? Armour? Do loads of running around holding ground and closing with the enemy (infantry, whatever flavour - para, mech, light, armoured)? Technical jobs (RE, R SIGS, REME, some RLC), Combat Support (Artillery - loads of jobs, RE)?

    Narrow it down beyond "I Like DPM clothes, what job should I do?" and you may get more specific advice.
     
  11. Have you tried the pathfinder on armyjobs?
     
  12. Read the Job Briefs on the Army website to gain more information
    or as Bravo_Zulu said: Look on the Pathfinder application on www.armyjobs.mod.uk

    oops, i've just read your post about a more 'personal' view
    in that case, take the others advice in narrowing down your Job requirements
     
  13. RLC AMMO TECH : )