I have been a frequent visitor of this site while my application is being processed and while i am waiting on my medical deferral to get sorted out, however, i have a couple of questions that i haven't come across on the sticky's/are now out of date due to the information being several years old.
I am currently looking to join the Int Corps as an OPMI, though i was originally medically deferred from Lichfield for a couple of reasons that seem to be taking the NHS longer and longer to look at.
Every time i ask more detailed questions/inquiries the recruiters get a little more vague each time as they don't have a lot of detailed information available to them.
One of the questions is around the recruitment/suitability process between passing ADSC and Phase 1 training. I am led to believe that i will attend an interview/day trip at/to Chicksands. Could anyone give me a little more information about this stage please? All i have been told is "Make sure you know what is going on in the world". Any additional info would be appreciated to help me prepare.
My other question is about further education/degrees. Part of the OPMI job sheet says there are opportunities to gain additional qualifications, such as a degree in Intelligence, a degree in Security Management, and a couple of NVQs. What are the availability of these course, and how would i go about requesting to take part in them? Or are they only open to people that have been severing in the Corps for X amount of years?
My final question is about actual available positions currently. I got told by my recruiter that there are currently no more open places for the Int Corps. Does the Int Corps generally tend to open new places for new recruits at certain times in the year and then stop for the rest of the year? I have had my application going for nearly a year now due to this deferral but i haven't noticed any changes. I was wondering if there was any specific rules to the way the Int Corps conducts its recruitment.
Thanks for all the information currently posted on this site, it has answered a few questions, and also thanks in advance for any further information given.
You'll go on a 3 day selection at Chicksands to see if you are suitable. Consists of different tests which you will be informed about by your recruiting staff if you pass ADSC with a suitable grade.
I believe the number of people going through training is set to decrease over the next 12 months, rather than a freeze.