Paratrooper

#1
If i left the army after training as a paratrooper, what sort of jobs would i be able to get?
i'm not sure if i want to go into the infantry if i can't get a job when i leave.
 
#5
ikontempt said:
If i left the army after training as a paratrooper, what sort of jobs would i be able to get?
Many Paras go on to develop a successful career as clock pendulum weights.
 
#7
It had to happen, it was inevitable, its not big, its not clever.

When I joined I thought I was doing a service to the country (whilst learning something sensible).

All joiners now are listening to WII FM (I can't actually believe that I typed that knowing how fukcing cringeworthy it is))

Whats In It For Me

If you want a trade on leaving the army, become a tradesman, if you want to join the infantry do it, enjoy your time and do something that will allow you to earn money on leaving.



If you want to join up become a para and leave as a vet in 8 months, well errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr dream on.
 
#9
I have many friends who were Paras/Marines in the 80S.

They make big bucks in the security industry in the middle east/niger delta, where one was recently held hostage for several weeks.

One of them is rumoured to be working in tarmac resurfacing in Florida.

Another (a Mne) is earning more than me (once a Maj), as a Financial Advisor.

It is up to you.
 
#10
Join up and do something you consider to be fun, whether that be infanteering, fixing vehicles or being in a technical role. Chances are you will do something completely different when you leave, mainly from becoming bored of your origional choice.
 
#11
With the amount of courses available to you through the education centres, you can pretty much do anything when you get out
 
#13
ikontempt said:
parahopes said:
ikontempt said:
thanks for your supporting reply down syndrome.
You're not too bright are you?
What do you mean i'm not too bright ? i asked a question and some people actually bothered to give me some sensible answers you just posted " LOL WUT"
Take your face for a sh1te. You are in control of your own future. Do what you want to do. If you're bright, you'll do well, para or not. I now earn a good wage doing something that has nothing to do with what I did whilst serving.

Adjust your attitude before you sign up
 
#14
smudge67 said:
I now earn a good wage doing something that has nothing to do with what I did whilst serving.
Yes but selling your arse for beer tokens is hardly a proper job.
 
#18
smudge67 said:
stacker1 said:
smudge67 said:
I now earn a good wage doing something that has nothing to do with what I did whilst serving.
Yes but selling your arse for beer tokens is hardly a proper job.
why not?!?! :x
It's easy money and the hours are good though.
 
#19
This is a hangover from the 1960s recruiting campaign based on 'getting a trade' by serving in the Army.

It is all nonsense.

If you join the Parachute Regiment you will hopefully be a good Airborne Infanteer. Apart from the soft attributes such as self confidence and initiative you will be fit, good at carrying heavy weights, take adversity in your stride and eventually be an old guy at your local Cenotaph every November.

What you do for the rest of your life is up to you. A lot of ex Paras seem to do quite well.
 
#20
Dont fecking bother, if your already discussing what to do when you leave the Army after (presumably) flying through P-Company and surviving several tours of hot places then your in it for the wrong reason, nobody joins because of what they can get after they leave, regardless of capbadge. I suggest you look somewhere else for employment.
 

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