Recruit Selection

#1
I done my BARB test about a month back, past it (of course) and I am still waiting for the next step, recruit selection. My contact at the recruitment office says he does not know when my recruit selection dates will be or have a clue how long I have to wait... So question is...... How long should it be before I get the dates... anyone remember how long they had to wait? Is it worth me gettin a temp job etc with any possible wait?

Thanks
 
#2
Things have changed it seems. My selection was about a fortnight after turning up at the recruiting office for the first time. Why don't you ask the recruiting office blokes?
 
#3
Cannon,

The last wait that I have for my entry to commence everything is the medical clearance for a common wealthe citzen, I should be done all selection process by the end of may. The maximum time it should take to get in is 4-6 weeks, what they told me is the more pressure you place upon them the harder they work for you. Light a fire under there ass, go after them a little, you will see the results.
Cannon have you decided where you are going, b.c sometimes there is a wait for that desired regiment, but rarely from what I can gather.

Cheers 2CB
 
#4
Ive been in the TA for 2 years, so I am medicaly cleared for service in the armed forces.. my med docs have been sent off, been security cleared... again.. still said I have to do that recruit selection weekend for fitness tests. I am not fussed if it takes a month or so... more time to get fit.. and the recruitment bloke doesnt know how long its gonna take.. his words! Goin for the Engineers.
 
#5
I am not fussed if it takes a month or so... more time to get fit.. and the recruitment bloke doesnt know how long its gonna take.. his words! Goin for the Engineers.[/quote]

Cannon,

Hope the process is quick, the website and what everyone at the recruitment says is maximum of 6 weeks, but you have to take that with "a grain of salt". Hope to see you at basic, cheers 2CB
 
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Edwards159

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#6
I went to recruit Selection on the 25th of April. I was told my date on the 22nd. This was about 3 weeks after my final interview. So get training hard and dont mong it thinking you've got weeks until selection.
The Tests are quite easy, just get out running and practice pull ups and do some upper body work and you'l be sorted. Loadz fail on the command tasks, just shout your head off and get stuck in and you'l be sorted.

p.s. i passed for paras :p
 
#7
Like Edwards said about the command tasks, get stuck in and shout. When i did it our team only completed one and ran out of time on all the others but because we all got stuck in and were shouting we all passed.
 
#8
Fitzy said:
Like Edwards said about the command tasks, get stuck in and shout. When i did it our team only completed one and ran out of time on all the others but because we all got stuck in and were shouting we all passed.
Sounds like a god damn circus over at those tryouts. Can't wait!

Cheers 2CB
 
#11
Edwards159 said:
What you going for 2CB?

Chris
Chris,

I am a little tossed in decsion right now, it is between three choices right now, (I know sounds like alot) parachute regiment - in what aspect not sure maybe 7RHA, 4/73 Sphinx (though I know they are not a fan favorite, I like the phsyical aspect of it) or 29/148 field observation for the royal marines. Most likely be 4/73 though. Came over here planning to head into parachute regiment, but my interests now seem to be divided.
Question for you, since they dont have a parachute tryout anymore what the heck did you have to do for entry?

Cheers 2CB
 
#12
cannon fodder said:
.... So what are the command tasks all about.. I know about BPFA, I can do them urine easy.... what goes on in recruit selection.. cheers guys!
Cannon,

From what I can gather this is what occurs there.

Static arm endurance

This consists of standing stil holding a 14kg ammo box

Back extension

measures the strength of your back strapped into a rig

static lift strength

stand with legs bent and lift pulling against a machines wieght

dynamic lift

lift bar till you cant lift no more

pull ups

bleep test

1.5 mile run

engineers 13.15seconds
royal armoured corps 13.15
royal artillery 13.15
infantry 12 45
parachute 10 mins ( this is the last pamphlet I recived from them but i also herd it is 930 or 915)
others 14 00

hope this helps

cheers 2Cb
 
#13
1.5 mile run , heaves, back extensions, static lift, 150 meter course with two jerry cans full of water, team work exercises, interviews, i think thats about it, the bleep test isnt done anymore. aim to get your run time under 10 mins, if going for paras then under 9mins 20, hope that helps.
 
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Edwards159

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#16
You should also be given a booklet when you are given a date for RSC. This details all the tests that you'l be doing.

Chris
 
#17
Edwards, thanks for the website good just to look around a little, though I was already in assumption of what to expect.

Cannon, no reason why you shouldnt have your run under 10:30 and under 9:20 if you are heading to the parachute regiment.

The only thing is just be a leader when it comes to the team effort dont sit with your thumb in your ass. Hope to see you fellas there, I will toss you my email when it all commences, toss around some secrets to help smooth the pace in basic. Can't wait to get in I am so damn bored being a foreigner in this town, need to have something to keep me busy.

Cheers 2CB
 
#18
the bleep test isnt done anymore.

What happened to the bleep test? Any reasoning behind tossing it?

Cheers 2CB
 
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Edwards159

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#19
Might be bullshit but i heard that now and again at RSC they throw a bleep test in instead of the 1.5 mile run. If this happens you need to be getting over 11 on the bleep test if you want to go para regt. When i first heard that i thought thats quite easy, however i was then told its 25m runs not 20m runs like ive been doing before.
 
#20
It will take a while to get to the Engineers because in theory we are nearly fully manned. Depending on what trade you are applying for will affect your entry date. If you are applying for a trade that is overmanned e.g plant operator mechanic you might have to wait a bit longer. The reason why they are doing this is because in the last couple of years the working units were inundated with Soldiers Awaiting Trade Training (SATTs). SATTs aren't deployable unless in a war situation i.e Telic 1 and they are obviously not trade trained so can't do much apart from stag on. Because of these reasons ATRA are not calling forward recruits unless they can go from recruit training to B3 combat engineer training to trade training in as short a time as possible. Hope this is of help to you, any questions message me.
 

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