Recruitment Age Raised

#41
A 26 year old redundant steel worker joined our Bn in 1984. He struggled to settle and only did his 3 plus a couple of 1 year extensions to see a tour out.
He was daft as a brush. I assume that nowadays the recruits get less impact injuries during training otherwise the back squad Pln will be Bn sized and all over 30!
We were spoiled in 80/81, 3 million unemployed and only Paddy to keep us away from Beer and duty free fags.
Another thing that was in the army's favour in the 80s was the standard of living in civvie street wasn't that great. Having an indoor shitter was a novelty to some.
 

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#42
I (re)joined at 34, in a (reserve) combat arms trade. My Phase 1(B) troop was full people like myself, the average age was about 25. I found a lot less inane bullshit the second time round, for which I was grateful, and we were spared a lot of the dicking around that recruits are commonly put through - it clearly still goes on, because we could see how the DS treated the other troop (average age 19) and the regular recruits in the opposite building.
Ah, sorry, I meant re-joining the Regs. I'd imagine Reserves were a lot more mature.
 
#43
Is this Gen ??

So Glasgow can give an age waiver for the Regulars ??
Any idea what's the criteria is ?

DB,

I just spoke to mate of mine, LE officer and he reckons this is pukka gen.
If you have a skill set that the regular army is lacking they can put a case to Glasgow and you can get a waiver.
There is a couple of different contract options they can look at.
 
#44
Ah, sorry, I meant re-joining the Regs. I'd imagine Reserves were a lot more mature.
DM(A) has the authority to apply a special enlistment waiver to all the recruitment eligibility criteria contained within AGAI 40, except for Nationality and Residence requirements for security clearance (this lies with Hd Pers Security).

The waiver should only be used in exceptional circumstances as a mechanism to enable recruitment of exceptional candidates or those with specialist or highly sought after skills.
 

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#45
The waiver should only be used in exceptional circumstances as a mechanism to enable recruitment of exceptional candidates or those with specialist or highly sought after skills.
I was always able to tell when the free port would run out, thus avoiding the refill fine? :D
 
#46
DM(A) has the authority to apply a special enlistment waiver to all the recruitment eligibility criteria contained within AGAI 40, except for Nationality and Residence requirements for security clearance (this lies with Hd Pers Security).

The waiver should only be used in exceptional circumstances as a mechanism to enable recruitment of exceptional candidates or those with specialist or highly sought after skills.
The way recruiting and retention is, that could mean the ability to breathe and walk upright.
 

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