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Discussion in 'Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment' started by BrunoNoMedals, May 28, 2008.

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  1. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    Well I've just sent off for my TA information pack and free DVD, and I figured I'd best have a look in here too!

    After 18 months as a civil serpent I decided it's time to get fit and do something a little more useful, so I thought I'd look into joining the TA. Looking through the career opportunities on the armyjobs website, there didn't seem to be too much. I want to be an officer but there are only nine listed careers there - mostly to do with medical specializations - but they did have Int Corps officers in there and that's always grabbed my attention.

    I'm in Bristol at the moment and I've found a local unit who I intend to get hold of, but I'm not too sure how long I'll be here for. Reading the FAQ here I see that 3MI is a national recruiter, so I assume that I could find another local unit if I moved back north. Thing is, I can't find one within 40 miles of Stockport.

    Does anyone know any contact details for 3MI units in the Northwest?

    Failing that, I wouldn't mind trying my hand in the Engineers. If I started as an Int Corps vounteer and did my ossifer training, would I be able to change trade that easily? I imagine there'd be issues there, somehow. Would it be possible to just do a "standard officer training" that would allow me to join any unit? Would I then be able to specialise (be it Eng., Int. or Inf.) later on, once I knew I was settled?

    How does the TA commitment of an officer differ to that of a soldier, if at all?

    No doubt I'll think of some other things to ask soon enough - many of them ones I've missed in the FAQ. Thanks in advance for the help, though.
  2. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    Cheers, but that map's a bit short on units. It misses a fair few of the ones I do know about, so I don't know how many others are omitted.

    Regardless, it looks like there's a serious dearth of intelligence in the north.

  3. That goes without saying :wink:
  4. msr

    msr LE

  5. Are you sure you want to join 3MI, I heard a runour that on the selection weekend you will get snatched from your door step, blind folded and bundled into the back of a transit van and spend the next 24hrs being interigated.

    Have you ever thought of Signals?
  6. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    My skin's bad enough without growing scales :)

    Seriously though, when I joined MOD I got dumped into the Info Systems world because my degree said "computers" in it and they assumed radio and computer networks would be my thing. They're not, not by a long shot, and I'd like to keep away from that where possible.

    MSR: I'm gathering intelligence by checking my sources (i.e. you lot) while continuing investigations along other branches ;)
  7. Bruno,

    Have a look at the int corps forum and you may well find your questions answered.