Reserve Officer - The Application Process

This thread is exactly what I've been looking for. The confusion is real! I passed 'Selection' earlier this year and was meant to get attested just before this lockdown took full force. I was confused by the initial route for a reserve officer but it seems the general consensus is to do Phase 1A+B first? Then go to Sandhurst?
Looks that way. Thats what I’m doing.
I guess it means the recruitment for the regiment looks better! As well as having the fall back if you fail main board.
 

Hohenidoom

Clanker
Looks that way. Thats what I’m doing.
I guess it means the recruitment for the regiment looks better! As well as having the fall back if you fail main board.
If possible you can fit A+B around the H'officer selection process; and spend some time as a trained soldier prior to going to RMAS. That experience will also make the commissioning course a little less like a jump into the deep end and bring you valuable experience of what it's like on the other side.
 

AB2020

Swinger
This is a great thread. I applied as a Reserve Officer early March then Covid kicked in and have had a slow process so far.

I’m just waiting for Assessment Centres to reopen then I am off there.

I’ve had limited contact with unit so far (currently not able to attend) but have been getting different information from unit, CSM and YODA. I was planning on briefing and main board (with drill nights and potentially mod A between) but unit seems keen on phase 1a and b first.

I will see what happens when everything reopens......
 

Leo93

Swinger
This is a great thread. I applied as a Reserve Officer early March then Covid kicked in and have had a slow process so far.

I’m just waiting for Assessment Centres to reopen then I am off there.

I’ve had limited contact with unit so far (currently not able to attend) but have been getting different information from unit, CSM and YODA. I was planning on briefing and main board (with drill nights and potentially mod A between) but unit seems keen on phase 1a and b first.

I will see what happens when everything reopens......
I’m waiting too. Went through selection just before this kicked off. Waiting to get attested. I think training will resume fully in September though!
 
Still waiting for assessment centre. Spoke with the CSM who said that briefings and Main board are the priority. had my March assessment date cancelled. Would be nice to get back on the process..... good luck.
I wonder if units ask you to do the soldier training first because it makes their training figures better? That’s the route I’m taking, and for me it makes sense. If I balls up the main board I still get paid and can be deployed as part of my unit.
 
Reserve 'basic' is equivalent to Mod A.
Units like you to do that first so that should RMAS go wrong then you can come in as a reserve soldier, this doesn't work the other way.

I think (out of date on this), that you get a pay rise too, so go to RMAS earning more per day, no bad thing.

The Candidate support managers have a flow chart and process they need to follow, but it isn't necessarily the best for all units or people.
 

AB2020

Swinger
Reserve 'basic' is equivalent to Mod A.
Units like you to do that first so that should RMAS go wrong then you can come in as a reserve soldier, this doesn't work the other way.

I think (out of date on this), that you get a pay rise too, so go to RMAS earning more per day, no bad thing.

The Candidate support managers have a flow chart and process they need to follow, but it isn't necessarily the best for all units or people.
So if I go to Main Board and fail I then cannot start phase 1 as a soldier and forget officer route?

Just received an update today from CSM, saying regular training is restarting then they are looking at reopening assessment centres at reduced capacity.
 

Leo93

Swinger
So if I go to Main Board and fail I then cannot start phase 1 as a soldier and forget officer route?

Just received an update today from CSM, saying regular training is restarting then they are looking at reopening assessment centres at reduced capacity.
I'm waiting to go on my Phase A, my CSM said its likely to be around september now!
 
So if I go to Main Board and fail I then cannot start phase 1 as a soldier and forget officer route?

Just received an update today from CSM, saying regular training is restarting then they are looking at reopening assessment centres at reduced capacity.
You can, but may have wasted mod A by then...
 

AB2020

Swinger
Got it. The Mod A is Officer focused so extra unneeded training if I fail main board.

But on the flip side, if I do Phase 1a and 1b which is equivalent to Mod A, then go onto Mod B would I have missed anything?

Leo93 yes I heard proper restarts to training was likely to be Sept, just that they may adapt selection to get help with backlog of applications.

I will obviously speak to my unit once things settle and come up with a plan.
 
Got it. The Mod A is Officer focused so extra unneeded training if I fail main board.

But on the flip side, if I do Phase 1a and 1b which is equivalent to Mod A, then go onto Mod B would I have missed anything?

Leo93 yes I heard proper restarts to training was likely to be Sept, just that they may adapt selection to get help with backlog of applications.

I will obviously speak to my unit once things settle and come up with a plan.
No, in fact you will have additional military knowledge of things like CBRN, covered in mod D of the commissioning course, post provisional commission being gained.
 

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