Previous applications?

#1
Howdo,
Appreciate a bit of advice from anyone in know,

Right currently applying for student nurse in the Army, but as this is the slowest process known to man, have also gained a place on a civi degree course as a backup. If the start date comes for the civi nursing course and I haven't been given an answer by the Army then i'll just have to start my degree outside instead - and thats looking all too likely.

What I want to know is will the fact I've started the applying for the Army and essentially given up cause they take too long make a huge difference if I apply for the OTC, assumming all else is fine.

Also I'm 27 and although still within the age limits does anybody know of old gits like me actually in the OTC? I'd be just as happy with the TA (and I'll be posting in there in a minute), but am drawn to fact that the OTC fits around the acedemic calender.

Cheers
Franz
 

Macks

War Hero
#2
Franz said:
What I want to know is will the fact I've started the applying for the Army and essentially given up cause they take too long make a huge difference if I apply for the OTC, assumming all else is fine.
Assuming all else is fine, no.

Franz said:
Also I'm 27 and although still within the age limits does anybody know of old gits like me actually in the OTC?
Yep. A few. You should be fine, as long as you have more than a year left on your degree and all that carry-on. And given that you're just starting, I reckon that shouldn't be a problem.
Incidentally, which OTC are you looking at joining?
 
#3
Mack
Cheers for the reply. I'll be applying for the Birmingham one if I end up tacking that route. Still want to do my bit of green even if I'm not getting paid to do it full time. At my advanced age I just not willing to risk wasting a year if I'm turned down at the nursing board.

My hope is that if I can show a bit of commitment whilst I'm studying then I can go in after. (Nurse age limits are a bit higher than most)

Cheers again
Franz
 

Macks

War Hero
#4
Franz said:
Mack
Cheers for the reply. I'll be applying for the Birmingham one if I end up tacking that route. Still want to do my bit of green even if I'm not getting paid to do it full time. At my advanced age I just not willing to risk wasting a year if I'm turned down at the nursing board.

My hope is that if I can show a bit of commitment whilst I'm studying then I can go in after. (Nurse age limits are a bit higher than most)

Cheers again
Franz
No worries Franz.
Once in, the OTC will also be able to help you out with attachments and visits to Units, if you want a better look at green life.
And as I said, don't worry too much about the age thing. One of the guys in my platoon during my 1st year turned out to be 27, and we had no idea until he told us. ;)
 
#5
its a student drinking and social club that wears a uniform. If you like socialising, drinking and wearing uniforms you'd be welcome at any OTC.
 

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