Popular Regiments

#1
Hello everyone!

I have recently (2days ago) made an application to join the regular army as an officer, however left the regiments preference section blank. I am a final year student at university and have only recently started to consider career in the armed forces.

I've thought about the Parachute Regiment, Air Army Corps and Intelligence Corps.

I would like to know what the most and least popular corps or regiments are.

Areas of the army I'd like to join that I have selected are from Officer/Graduate, Combat and Intelligence.

I hope to hear from you soon.
 
#4
If you are interested in joining a line infantry regiment go for your local one, although some are more popular than others and therefore have fewer vacancies.

The Corps of Royal Engineers is probably the most popular and we have very little difficulty recruiting sufficent numbers of officers.
 
#6
plant_life said:
If you are interested in joining a line infantry regiment go for your local one, although some are more popular than others and therefore have fewer vacancies.

The Corps of Royal Engineers is probably the most popular and we have very little difficulty recruiting sufficent numbers of officers.
Hi plant_life, I'm thinking of joining the RE as an officer, tentatively, why do you think there are issues with recruiting? I'd have thought it was quite competitive for officer places....?
 
#7
Krankenschwester said:
plant_life said:
If you are interested in joining a line infantry regiment go for your local one, although some are more popular than others and therefore have fewer vacancies.

The Corps of Royal Engineers is probably the most popular and we have very little difficulty recruiting sufficent numbers of officers.
Hi plant_life, I'm thinking of joining the RE as an officer, tentatively, why do you think there are issues with recruiting? I'd have thought it was quite competitive for officer places....?
Read that again Sherlock. :roll:
 
#10
cheggarsRE said:
not just okay, norm top 5% that choose RE, quite strict still however we allow woman (awaiting bite...)
WOW

same as REME,Int Corps, dentists, etc................zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 
#12
You don't need an engineering degree to apply for the RE as an officer and unlike the REME you will not be penalised for not being a CEng.
I will be honest with you though, it is very competitive to get in as we get involved in the warry side of things but are also pretty good tradesmen.
 
#14
plant_life said:
If you are interested in joining a line infantry regiment go for your local one, although some are more popular than others and therefore have fewer vacancies.

The Corps of Royal Engineers is probably the most popular and we have very little difficulty recruiting sufficent numbers of officers.
Couldn't agree more P_L :D

On a serious note for Officer 21, get on some fam visits and see where you fit in, there's not much point in deciding on going for the Coldstream guards, as excellent as they are, if you end up hiding in the corner of the mess and not becoming part of the team. May I just say the RE run an excellent, 2-day, 2-location visit with a rather enjoyable night in Gib. Ahem.
 
#15
Didn't realise the RE was that competitetive/ I'm interested in the Int Corps and the RE, but I know the Int C will be too difficult, but not your saying the RE is also highly competitive, will they just throw me in any where if I can't get in (say third term at RMAS...?)
 
#16
The Sappers have always been 'popular'.There was a time when,on pass-out from Sandhurst,you needed to be in the top 10% to be considered.

Krankenschwester said:
Didn't realise the RE was that competitetive/ I'm interested in the Int Corps and the RE, but I know the Int C will be too difficult, but not your saying the RE is also highly competitive, will they just throw me in any where if I can't get in (say third term at RMAS...?)
 
#17
blindfire said:
General_Layabout said:
Go for a regiment where attention to detail and reading instructions are unimportant. :lol: :lol:
RLC then?? :D
From listening to friends now serving in the RLC, reading itself appears to be un-important in the RLC except for the ammuniton empire of course.
 
#19
blindfire said:
General_Layabout said:
Go for a regiment where attention to detail and reading instructions are unimportant. :lol: :lol:
RLC then?? :D
Or just fail everything at school and join the RAF Regt :wink:
 

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