Recruiting - Royal Signals at Leeds

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment' started by polar69, Feb 2, 2012.

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  1. Leeds has been told to increase recruiting.
    This was also posted in the main TA forum for maximum coverage.

    So without further ado -

    64 Sig Sqn (V) - Leeds/Sheffield/Nottingham - British Army Website

    849 Troop based at Carlton Barracks, Leeds.
    864 Troop based at Manor Top TA Centre, Sheffield.
    887 Troop based at Triumph Road, Nottingham.

    Are you a Citizen of the UK, Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland? From a Commonwealth Country with 3 years remaining on your visa? Are you between 17 and 45? Looking to do something different? Have you an easy going nature, and friendly personality? Then that's all the qualifications we need.

    For many, the TA is a second job, and as such you will be paid from around £36.47 per day and can increase to over £106.09 (depending upon rank, and trade qualifications). In addition every year you can qualify for a tax free bounty, which can exceed £1506.00 as long as you pass the minimum commitments to us.
    Remember we are ordinary people, just like yourself, we have civilian jobs, and normal lives. We are not an infantry unit. So you don't need to be super fit, although a certain amount of physical fitness is required. As long as you pass the basic fitness test each year you're OK.

    You will be given a standard entrance test, and will be advised which career path and trade that will suit you. Then you will be trained and gain qualifications in your chosen trade (many of which are equivalent to civilian ones). Specialist courses are always available to enhance your career these can range from military skills, like weapon handling, to the more exotic things like Adventure Training, which can include skiing or walking. There is often an opportunity to travel around the country and abroad on exercises, and for some, there are also short term attachments to Regular Army units.

    The squadron is a close, friendly team, and an active unit, with many weekend social events. We have a long history with battle honours.

    We meet on Tuesday nights for training from 19:30Hrs (7:30pm) to 21:30Hrs (9:30pm). Normally every other weekend there is something happening, but attendance is only obligatory for 8 of these. There is also one annual camp a year which is two weeks long, this may be in the UK or Abroad. Camp has to be attended if you are to qualify for the end of year bounty.

    Royal Corps of Signals the Squadron has a wide variety of trades available:
    Radio Operator - Operates communications equipment and is the primary trade, this involves the setting up and operation of radio equipment, printers, and encoded messages.
    Technician - For those a bit more technically minded. Maintains and repairs the radio equipment.
    Electrician - Provides electrical power on Exercises/Operations and becomes a generator expert.
    Supply Specialist - Technical Stores person providing expertise in the logistical chain, including re-supply in the field.
    Driver - Primarily a driver of Heavy goods Vehicles within the Motor transport troop.

    Consider all the options, discuss with others and if there are any further questions that you feel that you need advice on, please contact the Squadron on 01904 668163 during working hours.
    So whoever you may be and whatever your qualifications, there is a good chance that we have a job for you.

    849 Signal Troop
    Telephone: 01904 668646

    Carlton Barracks
    Carlton Gate
    LS7 1HE

    Any questions please feel free to pm me.

    The Territorial Army Near You - Unit Details (Carlton Barracks)
  2. A timely thread bounce.
  3. The Royal Signals at Leeds is still dedicated to recruiting as many able-bodied men and women from the surrounding area as it can. Parade nights are still Tuesdays, interested partys are advised to ring first.

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  4. I'm interested ! Could I come and visit Tuesday evening ?
  5. al8227, I thought you were joining MOG(V) ?
    You would be more than welcome to drop in for a chat, any tuesday is fine.
  6. That was the plan, however seems that recruitment is not their strong point. Will discuss in greater detail Tuesday night.
  7. Is this the nearest Royal Signals Unit to Hull?
  8. It is yes, the unit in Hull closed down a couple of years ago. There is also a unit in Sheffield.
  9. PM Inbound
  10. Hi all I'm new to forum.

    I'm interested in joining the 887 Troop Nottingham and sent numerous emails to to query but im still yet to receive a reply.

    My main questions are:

    - Is their anyone from 887 Troop that I can talk to on this forum?
    - Is their any open days/evening for 887 Troop?
    - What do they specialize in?
    - And how can you apply to join?

    Sorry its long winded but searching for 887 Troop is far from easy on the internet.

    Thanks for your time.
  11. Yotta I have sent you a pm
  12. Any plans to expand the numbers of troops? Closest Sigs unit to me would be 15 miles and 30 mins. Doable, but quite a stretch. Could I (after intial period) do more weekends than drill nights?

    I've got a TAC 7 mins down the road looking in to letting me parade with them, but being part of their Sig mobs in HQ.
  13. Whats your location II ?
    I travel 60 miles to my TAC
  14. That just makes me feel bad...

    PM sent.
  15. Polar69, I am due to visit Carlton Barracks on drill night for a chat about joining 849 Troop. I have already done my online application, but other than ID is there anything else I should bring?