Re: Walts - Contact at Glasgow?

#1
Apologies all, if this has been answered - I've been away for a while. Did anyone ever secure a contact at Glasgow to check on the legitimacy of potential Walts?

I've just had a CV put in front of me that doesn't ring true. It runs a bit like this...

TA to Regs then back to TA before re-enlisting as a Reg and serving with SFSG/1 Para as a CMT1. Seems a little far fetched to me. Thoughts anyone?
 
#3
Easy enough to check, surely?
 
#4
Easy enough to check, surely?
I'm just waiting for this bloke's number so I can try to follow it up. I'd like to think it is all legit but I'd like to be in no doubt at all. If you have a suggestion on how to verify, please could you PM me?
 
#5
I'd like to think so, but he's moved around so much it makes me suspicious. TA (infantry) to Reg (RLC) to TA (RLC) to Reg (RAMC) to SFSG at the age of 34?
 
#6
Why don't you ask for Referees associated with his previous employment? Sounds perfectly reasonable to have been a medic attached to the SFSG.
 

Forastero

LE
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#7
Spin me his name via PM, I may be able to do some digging. If YOU'RE not legit I'll have your legs broken.
 
#8
Yup, tried that - cheers. He's very reluctant to provide anyone who I can contact ('because of the nature of the work'). I've asked for his number but he doesn't want to send that either, which is what made me cautious.
 

Forastero

LE
Moderator
#9
Sounds like a complete pile of bollocks frankly. Doesn't want to give out his number? What is it, 007?
 
#10
I've asked for his number but he doesn't want to send that either,
That's the clincher. Providing his personal number will compromise the square root of fcuk all in respect of security etc. He's a bluffer.
 
#11
Apologies all, if this has been answered - I've been away for a while. Did anyone ever secure a contact at Glasgow to check on the legitimacy of potential Walts?

I've just had a CV put in front of me that doesn't ring true. It runs a bit like this...

TA to Regs then back to TA before re-enlisting as a Reg and serving with SFSG/1 Para as a CMT1. Seems a little far fetched to me. Thoughts anyone?
Well, wouldn't a CMT be at whatever 23 PFA is these days?
 
#12
That's the clincher. Providing his personal number will compromise the square root of fcuk all in respect of security etc. He's a bluffer.
To add some balance here. If I applied for a job, and someone sent me an email asking for service numbers and people who can confirm I was for real, I'd be inclined to tell them to **** off. I have no interest in whether this bloke is what he says he is. But refusing to give irrelevant information isn't exactly a deal breaker. Perhaps, he is just an ex squaddie who has moved around a bit, and who is now trying to find a job, only to be fucked around with silly questions. Only to then have people come onto the internet to try and humilate him.
 
#13
To add some balance here. If I applied for a job, and someone sent me an email asking for service numbers and people who can confirm I was for real, I'd be inclined to tell them to **** off. I have no interest in whether this bloke is what he says he is. But refusing to give irrelevant information isn't exactly a deal breaker. Perhaps, he is just an ex squaddie who has moved around a bit, and who is now trying to find a job, only to be fucked around with silly questions. Only to then have people come onto the internet to try and humilate him.
If you're bigging it with a warry service record and using that to get yourself into a post, then you should be prepared to have it checked.
 
#15
To add some balance here. If I applied for a job, and someone sent me an email asking for service numbers and people who can confirm I was for real, I'd be inclined to tell them to **** off. I have no interest in whether this bloke is what he says he is. But refusing to give irrelevant information isn't exactly a deal breaker. Perhaps, he is just an ex squaddie who has moved around a bit, and who is now trying to find a job, only to be fucked around with silly questions. Only to then have people come onto the internet to try and humilate him.
I doubt my post has humiliated him!
 
#16
16 Med Regiment I think?
I think you're right. 16 Med Regt carried on from 24 (Airmobile) Field Ambulance and took 23 PFA & 144 PFA(v) as a sub unit, in the way we had the AMF(L) Medical Troop at 16 Field Amb.

Odd that though 23 PFA was previously a part of 16 Field Ambulance, there isn't any direct naming connection between 16 Fd Amb and 16 Med Regt - 16 Fd Amb now being part of 3 Med Regt.

Even odder is that 24 was airmobile, moved down to Colly to be with 16 Air Assault, 19 Field that was in Colly either disappeared or went "up north", and 16 Field moved up to Catterick where 24 used to be - almost positive in the same barracks. **** knows why everyone had to move so much. Surely far easier to just rename 19, or move 16 sideways
 

CountryGal

MIA
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#17
To add some balance here. If I applied for a job, and someone sent me an email asking for service numbers and people who can confirm I was for real, I'd be inclined to tell them to **** off. I have no interest in whether this bloke is what he says he is. But refusing to give irrelevant information isn't exactly a deal breaker. Perhaps, he is just an ex squaddie who has moved around a bit, and who is now trying to find a job, only to be fucked around with silly questions. Only to then have people come onto the internet to try and humilate him.
If you apply for a job in civvie street you provide references - why should it be any different for an ex squaddie?

If he's using past experience as tools or skills for the new job then at least he should provide more info for it to be ratified.
 
#18
If you apply for a job in civvie street you provide references - but you do not expect your details to be posted on a website for all to see. Job applications and CV's are private and I personnally would not like to work for someone who goes onto a website like this to try and get some dirt rather than contact referees direct and confidentially.

Just a thought.
 

CountryGal

MIA
Book Reviewer
#19
The op hasn't posted personal details of the applicant - and the applicant hasn't provided any references to take up.
 
#20
Go through the normal application and interview process. If they are successful contact Disclosures at APC Glasgow with a written authorisation from the candidate requesting Mil record of service.

Takes a few weeks but worth it. We do it for all our candidates that are offered a position subject to reference checks.

If they won't give the details bin them. If they are that special then they won't mind as they'll be applying for the sort of job that necessitates it.
 

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