Recruitment Questions in here!!

#2
I dont want to come over bitter and twisted, and i genuinely am not, however i am concerned that a month after being told i was unsuccessfull in my attempt to transfer to the AMS i have not received any real feedback as to why.

I sat the radiographer board and received the news as a message via an email to tell me, unlucky you are to green and military, "not fluffy enough" were the exact words used by my RAOWO.

I can handle the rejection, thats life, however for a corps and in particular a CEG which is so undermanned i would have expected a little bit of realistic and personal decrit from the AMS.
 
#3
findfixcc6 said:
I dont want to come over bitter and twisted, and i genuinely am not, however i am concerned that a month after being told i was unsuccessfull in my attempt to transfer to the AMS i have not received any real feedback as to why.

I sat the radiographer board and received the news as a message via an email to tell me, unlucky you are to green and military, "not fluffy enough" [/b]were the exact words used by my RAOWO.

I can handle the rejection, thats life, however for a corps and in particular a CEG which is so undermanned i would have expected a little bit of realistic and personal decrit from the AMS.


I take it your RAOWO has never met many radiographers!!
 
#4
NOT FLUFFY ENOUGH :roll:

Jesus, if you need to talk to someone who can find out for you, PM me and I'll do some asking for you matey
 
#7
As someone who has served for 6 yrs in the Int Corps, I am interested in Transferring to the QA's/AMC as I know want to give back to the Army but have found that the transfer process is quite long and drawn out. I havent put in my request to transfer yet,(am looking to put it in within the next few weeks) but was wondering if anyone could advise on how best to prepare for any interviews etc, and how long does the process actually take, and whats the chances of being offered a place as a student nurse. Thanks
 
#8
I am looking to join up, i am a civvie right now, but feel i want to give something back to the people fighting for us. Sounds really gooey, but its the way i feel! i would just like to know how long the average recruiting process takes? i am looking to go in and train as either a Radiographer or a Combat Med Tech, does anyone have any ideas?

Cheers!!
 
#9
Whats_this_all_aboot said:
I am looking to join up, i am a civvie right now, but feel i want to give something back to the people fighting for us. Sounds really gooey, but its the way i feel! i would just like to know how long the average recruiting process takes? i am looking to go in and train as either a Radiographer or a Combat Med Tech, does anyone have any ideas?

Cheers!!
If you're looking to join the Regulars, post this in the Professionally Qualified, RAMC and QARANC thread. If you're looking to go TA, PM me.

P-K
 
#10
Whats_this_all_aboot said:
I am looking to join up, i am a civvie right now, but feel i want to give something back to the people fighting for us. Sounds really gooey, but its the way i feel! i would just like to know how long the average recruiting process takes? i am looking to go in and train as either a Radiographer or a Combat Med Tech, does anyone have any ideas?

Cheers!!
It's difficult to be precise, because every case is different. Some people take weeks and others, months! For example, if you have a less than straight-forward security profile, it will take months! The best people to advise you are in the Recruiting Office, because they know when the basic training courses start.

I can't comment about the length of training for Radiographer or CMT but any form of technical training usually means that you spend the best part of your first year in school! Be prepared for that.... if you are joining the Army to escape schoolwork, don't join a technical trade!

Litotes
 
#11
Excluding Phase One training, but for a TA CMT how long (how many courses and the length of those courses) does it take to be fully trained ie deployable in a voluntary operational role.
 
#12
If anyone wants to transfer to RAMC not amc then the following is advisable: 1, learn about the Corps and readabout its doctrine. AMS Corps Doctrine, Vol 4 Medical Support In The Field. 2. Learn some of the history eg Corps Day, reason for formation etc. 3. Know what the job you intend to transfer is, who is head of CEG and what the job entails. 4. Be confident on the interview. You want to do a job that is about saving life. We don't want people who just want to leave their current trade. 5. The intelligent Infanteer will always be successful in a transfer to Cbt Med Tech cadre. However you will not get through the interview if you have'nt bothered to find out about us. 6. Interview is by a WO2 and Maj. Good luck. :D
 
#13
hey,
I have chosen Combat Med Tech as one of my three trades, i've been rummaging through threads and numorous websites trying to find a lil more info about the trade and where phase 1 training takes place, it keeps coming up with Pirbright but i have a funny feeling its somewhere else...if anyone has any info on this please correct me!

cheers Luc
 
#14
Here is another one.............................
I need some advice! have passed selection and was given my first choice (clinical physiologist), but still have to have an interview with PSO RAMC (I was aware of that) however it somehow turns out that I have not made the board. Received my application late apparently so I was told by my recruiter. Untill I find out more I have been looking over the training and different trades such as CMT.
I have heard mixed voices about CMT and the views of re-trading from CMT to clin phy. Could anyone out there help clear this up.....does a CMT hold a recognised qualification? what are the opportunities for a CMT? and is it easier for re-trading with in the same cap badge (I have heard that it does not matter)? it want benefit you re-trading from within the AMS! (this has to be wrong)
 
#15
Sussex,
If you were told you had got your first choice then that is wrong.
All the technical CEG's in the RAMC i.e. BMS, Radiographer etc. hold selection boards where you are interviewed by the head of trade and have to give presentations as well as writing essays; until you have been successful at that stage you have not been "given" your choice of trade.
Also before this can happen your qualifications would have to be verified by the University where you would study and until this is done you would not even be allowed onto the selection board.
The board for Clin Phys only sits once per year and I can only assume the list had already closed when your application arrived (The board sat the day after you wrote this post).
At present as far as I am aware a CMT does not hold a civilian recognised qualification but I understand the very first of the "Paramedic" trained CMT's are now qualifying and only the best of the best are chosen to do the paramedic course and if you had already indicated you wanted to trade transfer I doubt you would be chosen.

Would it help if you were already in the RAMC: It is dificult to say and would depend entirely on how you performed at interview. If a para had the same quals and performed better than you at interview then he would most likely be selected.

Why should someone already in the RAMC have priority if they are the inferior candidate.

Hope this answers your questions and the best of luck for whatever you decide to do!
 
#16
I hope I have put this in the right place! Can anyone throw any light onto the S type engagement. I am TA (10 years)ODP RAMC and been going down the FTRS route. However after a chance conversation with a RCMO he has advised the S type. I am kind of being given the run around, told to contact the ACIO then they told me to contact Glasgow who then told me to contact the ACIO who then told me to contact my TA unit. Anyone have any information?
 
#18
I have been in the TA for a year (signals) and recently passed selection as a chef with the regs but i dont want to be a chef as i dont like the job and believe i might have quals(5gce's incl maths, english ,bilogy and a diploma in clinical science) for clin phys or bmc i have filled out forms for clin phys degrees at westminster college and uni of wolverhampton and de munfort and the response has been positive so far but i am yet to recieve a confirmation of an offer. I start basic on may 4th .do you think i should go ahead with basic and will i be able to chage midway through or should i re-apply?my barb test score was 52 ,numeric 2.
 
#19
I am slightly confused you say you have applied to 3 Unis and have not heard back yet, but also say you start Phase 1 training on 4th May in a job you do not want to do.

What do you want to do? :?

If you want to train as a Clinical Physiologist then one of the primary entry requirements for the BSc(Hons) degree course is that you are already employed in a clinical department.
If you want to train in civ street then you need to get a job in a department to start training.
If you want to train in the Army then you will need to go to selection which is held annually in November for starting Phase 1 in the following January and your University entry will be dealt with by the Army.

If you start phase 1 training in May as a Chef there is no guarantee that you will be able to transfer and you could then be stuck in a job you do not want to do.

As far as your chances go for training with the Army they only take on 2 per year and competition is very fierce this year from what I hear (We're in a recession you know) and there are some people applying with very good qualifications ranging right up to MSc's etc.

I think you need to have a very serious think about what you want to do.

If you want any contact info for Army Clin Phys, or RAMC recruiting in general then PM me and I will put you in contact with the relevant people.


Good luck with your decision making,

Narcs
 
#20
I am currently in the TA (Have been for 15 months royal signals).I passed selection to join the regular army as a RLC chef in february and was due to go to basic on the 4th of may but i have my date shifted three times since then because i recently changed my name from oyewole ernest idowu to Ebudola oyewole idowu to reflect what is on my birth certificate.This was done by deedpoll and I also went to the Nigerian Embassy to have it changed on my passport.My recruitment sergeant was not satisfied that the name change on my passport was done properly or officially and suspected that i might have done it myself so i was asked to go and get a letter from the Nigerian embassy stating that the change was official ,I have since got (submitted it on the 8th of May)this letter and it was signed by a Mr Zakari head of immigrations(whose private extension number i have and have offered to give in the hope of getting this resolved ASAP) at the Nigerian embassy. My recruiter still had doudts about the letter and reffered it to be checked since then but we are yet to get any response from the people carrying out this checks for over 6 weeks. While i concede that the operations of the Nigerian Embassy leave much to be desired and that in a situation where there are any doubts, verification should be carried out, I am not very happy about the fact that this investigation is taking so long and that eventhough I have (technically ) been in the Army for 15 months I cannot be trusted to change my name on my passport without doing something so stupid as to deface my own passport and after that fake a letter-headed paper of The Nigerian High Commision and fake the signature of one of its officials to back it up. I intend to be in the Army long term , to serve as long as i am fit and healthy but this is not the start i envisaged. I now find it hard to explain to people the reason why i have not gone to camp and as a result I avoid some of my TA mates and try not to go on the the internet because i dont want to be asked the same question . I know my recruiter is following due procedure but i am getting rather impatient becuase i was(and still am) really looking forward to basic and life as a full-time soldier.
Is there any advice you can give me as to how to go about this .Any advice would be deeply appreciated thank you.
Ebudola Idowu
 

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