Re-joining the Army.

Alright everyone,

Cut a long story short I joined the army in 2019 at 19 years of age (RLC as a chef) because it was the fastest route available to join, don't all laugh at once :D

Anyway cut a long story short, I absolutely loved phase 1 doing all the greens side of the army and always being busy with a good set of lads. Anyway I got to phase 2 and joined the rest of the RLC and it was extremely hard to fit in and make any type of friendships or seek any leadership or advice from my NCO'S at the time. I fell into a rut and was 'honourably' discharged from the army and told I'd be welcome back after 2 years.

I recently appealed the decision and requested to re-join as a HR Specialist because my original plan was to go to uni to study business management and the army offer various degrees and in that field, I'm awaiting more paperwork to be 'upgraded again medically' hopefully on Monday.

My question is should I re-join or not as I'm unsure based on my first negative experience in the RLC. Can anyone that has been in the ADJUTANT GENERAL'S CORPS tell me if it's worth it/ beneficial as the army website is limited on info regarding day to day tasks and deployments etc.


Thank you
 
Bear with it for a moment whilst you read.

I can tell you about HR as a civvy as the Mrs does that. Have a look at the qualifications run by colleges and uni's associated to the Chartered Institute of personnel and Development.


My Mrs has been a guest lecturer at a uni and is herself a Fellow of the Institute. If you are qualified you get paid lots of wonga in HR and will rapidly be on 35K to 40K. It is not unusual for HR professionals to be earning into 6 figures, especially in the banking and finance sector.

Then in the mean time to fill your green desires of playing grown ups hide & seek, and running around, consider the reserves for a while. Infantry, or para reserve should scratch your itch.

In a couple of years you could then consider re-joining, possibly as an officer, with a decent qualification in your back pocket. Or, you could stay in a high paying civvy job and do reservist stuff as and when. A couple of the senior managers who worked for the wife in Canary Wharf were both reserve officers and went to Afghanistan on 6 month tours, when they came back they just slotted back into their day job.
 
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Alright everyone,

Cut a long story short I joined the army in 2019 at 19 years of age (RLC as a chef) because it was the fastest route available to join, don't all laugh at once :D

Anyway cut a long story short, I absolutely loved phase 1 doing all the greens side of the army and always being busy with a good set of lads. Anyway I got to phase 2 and joined the rest of the RLC and it was extremely hard to fit in and make any type of friendships or seek any leadership or advice from my NCO'S at the time. I fell into a rut and was 'honourably' discharged from the army and told I'd be welcome back after 2 years.

I recently appealed the decision and requested to re-join as a HR Specialist because my original plan was to go to uni to study business management and the army offer various degrees and in that field, I'm awaiting more paperwork to be 'upgraded again medically' hopefully on Monday.

My question is should I re-join or not as I'm unsure based on my first negative experience in the RLC. Can anyone that has been in the ADJUTANT GENERAL'S CORPS tell me if it's worth it/ beneficial as the army website is limited on info regarding day to day tasks and deployments etc.


Thank you
You dont need to think about it . The Army is closed for rejoiners with a review in Mar/Apr 22 for if or when they will re open
 

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