Recruitment Age Raised

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.
 

MrBane

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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.
 

skymacuk

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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.
 
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.
 

MrBane

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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
 
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.
 

Harra3

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i mean if your 36 and still as fit as a 20 year old, good on you, but i just think your time is very limited, because you'll probably only do the 4 yrs but **** it if your fit enough and dont want to do anything else, cant see why not.
Hi
 

skymacuk

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Rumour has they are upping the direct recruiting age again and blokes with previous service will be higher again.

Not sure how gen this info is but it came from lads working in one of the recruiting offices.
 
Rumour has they are upping the direct recruiting age again and blokes with previous service will be higher again.

Not sure how gen this info is but it came from lads working in one of the recruiting offices.
Any idea what the cut off age will be?
 

Sana

Swinger
Why are they increasing the age limit again? People don't want to join? Why don't they want to join? Better living standards, or lazy youngsters?
 
Why are they increasing the age limit again? People don't want to join? Why don't they want to join? Better living standards, or lazy youngsters?
Maybe it's to encourage potential rejoiners. I'd sign on again in a heartbeat.
 
Maybe it's to encourage potential rejoiners. I'd sign on again in a heartbeat.
It's more likely that they will try anything to make the numbers look better.
 
Not heard anything about this, not to say it’s not happening, but i will ask some questions tomorrow.
 
Not heard anything about this, not to say it’s not happening, but i will ask some questions tomorrow.
Well? Are they starting to recruit old age pensioners yet?
 

ugly

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I can see Capita recruitment being similar to the clip below:

Register an interest aged 25 and 25 years later during a war they come round and press gang you!
 
Well? Are they starting to recruit old age pensioners yet?
As far as I am aware it’s still 36 for Regular OR entry.

Maybe it’s last November’s decision too raise it to 36 just hitting the Shires :).

There are far to many staff officers who think by posting something on MODNET, message passed, job done. In their mind they think every TOM has 24 hour access to the system.
 
There are far to many staff officers who think by posting something on MODNET, message passed, job done. In their mind they think every TOM has 24 hour access to the system.
I've noticed you are always having a go at officers.
 

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