postal and couriers transfer

#1
thinking about transfering to p & c and was wanting a bit of advice form any other posties just wantig to know what promotion is like (how long between ranks)
what hours of work is like ? , op tours how often do they come round? any helpor info wouldbe a gr8t help to me for me making a decision

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#2
well mate i transferred in 2000 and promotion is good as the rank PTE is not a rank of use so LCPL comes arround quickly if you are able to sit in a van and watch a bag of mail, as for LCPL/CPL we are mellow blokes and have the easy life on tour compared to others beasting arround the hulu in 95 we sit and chill and read their mail and drink mountain dew and use ebluey to surf porn and chat to pads wifes on msn.

we do get busy and work long hours
but rewards are good
 
#3
so i take it you would recomend me to transfer then !!!!

so what did you transfer from??? did you fnd it hard adapting to a change in career?
 
#4
Not being boring or anything but is there anyone else who is getting sick and tired of this society getting on the band wagon of racial bullying, You know what i say poor old Jade Goody has been used by CH4 to pull viewers in.
Any takers!!
 
#5
clintman said:
Not being boring or anything but is there anyone else who is getting sick and tired of this society getting on the band wagon of racial bullying, You know what i say poor old Jade Goody has been used by CH4 to pull viewers in.
Any takers!!
As much as we welcome new posters to the forum, i think you need to place this comment in the Naafi Section because any mention of Jade Goody, however serious your comment will be, will eventually end up there!!! :elephant:

Unless your making out that all female Posties look like Jade Goody and dont care for our F&C bretheren!
 
#6
cheers dude
i'm heading there now!! cheers,
while on the subject of tranfers, from my experience a small corp would be better. As the RLC is and will be messed up on manning and promotion for at least 10 years, its ***t for both so get out and tell anyone to transfer to a smaller corp.
 
#7
Regarding being a postal and courier..how .ong is the overall traing and do you get a choice in posting?
I ask this because i believe most new posties end up in south cerney, germany or mill hill in london.
But do u get a choice in where you go first?
 
#9
Yeah but do you get a choice in posting as a postal courier? Im thinking of re-enlisting, as I was infantry for 6 years. In infantry, you move as a battalion and go wherever you need to go, as part of a brigade.
But as a postal courier, do you move as a individual..and can you chose a posting?
I was armoured infantry for 6 years and spent 4 of them in Germany. Id like to know how postings work as a postal operator?
 
#10
Same as the rest of the RLC posted as an individual, you might get the choice of posting you want by filling in a dream sheet. As for me I got my posting to Germany at the end of the course instructor walked in and said 3 places for Germany who wants to go. Remember as well there is also detachemnts to other places such as FI and ex/ops as well
 
#12
As an ex infantryman whos been out 2 years..Do you think id have trouble re-enlisting as a postal operator.? dont want to be fobbed off by the careers office, just like they did in 1999 when i first darkened their doors.
 
#14
Well I did back in October time, but was only in the office for about 15mins.The sgt just said help yourself to some booklets and see if anything takes your intrest.He did say i might be best to go back to the infantry, possibly rlc wouldnt want an ex infantryman.??

Well i havnt returned there yet but i definatey dont want to go back to my old unit thats going to be based in Tidwoth in 2008. I'll spend the rest of my service stuck in Salisbury Plain!!!!!!!!

Surely RLC/Army would be happy to have an ex squaddie who left with exemplary service, than not have a soldier come back??
 
#15
If you're serious, you really should go back to the office (or another one) and discuss your circumstances with them. Tell them exactly what you've said here and you'll be off to a good start. One thing is for certain, you are far better off getting advice from a recruiting office than on an open-access anonymous website like this. That's not to say you won't attract some good advice here but you'll also attract some rubbish as well and it can be difficult to tell the difference. Better off talking to the real experts, face to face IMO.

Have a look at www.army.mod.uk for job seekers advice and info. Good luck.
 
#16
armies said:
Surely RLC/Army would be happy to have an ex squaddie who left with exemplary service, than not have a soldier come back??
Correct! stick to your guns and at the end of the day it's what you want and not a ACIO who's trying to make up no's etc for the local Inf Btn
 
#17
Thanks Dragstab. Im aware some recuiters are better than others, bear im mind ive known some sgts from my old unit get sent to AFCIO offices as a punishment...!!

Then you get some who try to cart you off to their own unit..then others who are good and give as much info as poss. I came on here for advice, because there are bound to be people who are already doing the job and would be a reliable source...I would hope.

Regarding qualifications to be a postal operator, I notice you need a D or above in maths and english. I have english GCSE C and B..but maths I flunked and got an E.

Would this bar me, Ive heard some people say they were never asked about those.
 
#18
Serious, go to an ACIO. Don't stifle yourself with doubts about your academic qualifications. You either meet the requirements for entry or not. Go and find out from the recruiting experts. One thing I do know, the Army is more likely to employ on potential than any other employer I know of and academic qualification is not the most important attribute that they are looking for. However, the Army does need people who can grab the a problem by the balls and get things done. Get up tomorrow, wash, shave, go to the ACIO and tell them what you want to know. If you can go into a pub and ask for a pint, you can go into an ACIO and ask what your options are. Just do it.
 
#19
There are quite a few Infanteers transfering at the moment, your experience sets you up well for the ex&ops role, with which the trade is moving more & more. As for the maths I dont work in the trg wing but do know that there is a lot of emphasis being put on numeracy and literacy, without the certificate to show you graded well then the lads are all back to civvy college for a week. Stick to your guns, if you want postal then tell them, but be aware the tour turnover as with other RLC trades is high, my Sqn were on Herrick last year and are well into PDT for Telic this year. There are plenty of static places, but they are drawing down and Ex & Ops is the way ahead!!
 

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