RLC Driver-Interview Friday!!

#1
:D Hi all
Little about me as im new,
My name is Rob,17,wanting to be an rlc driver in the regular army.

well just to ask a few questions.

if everything goes well with this interview on friday-12th eg medical and so on... how long does it usually take before you are placed on training after the aptitude tests....- is there anything i could be doing to help to make sure i pass the exam/s? and once ive passed the exams how long is it before you are placed on basic training?(as id liked to be as fit as i can possibly be before). currently running a mile in under 7 minutes.

(freinds arguement)- are you payed whilst on the 14-20week training or not?

what are the times needed for fitness levels? to run 1.5 mile and other fitness level's if anyone has any info eg push ups,situps.....

what is envolved in basic training?

and if or when they ask me in the interview on friday"why do you wish to join the army"-"because driving and servicing and maintaining vehicle's is a career i wanted to do scince i was 14 and the army offers this with a strong future2".... is that a good reason to join?



Any other help or info would be very much appreciated!.

Thanks
Rob
 
#3
uh oh your going to be in soapy bubble :)
 
#6
Yes your paid in training, not that much, until you got to phase 2 training depot

I did my selection and was at basic training the following week, but you are looking to do a mile & half in under 10 min 30 seconds, which you should get tested on during selection (unless things changed)

Lower band pay (as of April 2009)Rank From Rising To
New Entrant £13,377.24
Private £16,681.20 £25,886.88
Lance Corporal £20,178.00 £28,372.08
Corporal £25,886.88 £32,531.64
Sergeant £29,424.00 £36,204.84
Staff Sergeant £32,571.72 £41,219.40
Warrant Officer Class 2 £35,341.68 £42,403.80
Warrant Officer Class 1 £37,842.84 £45,836.40
 
#7
right thanks for that. so what would phase 2 be? when i get sent to leconfield? as ive heard that,that is where drivers are trained. also just another question. young lads in the army around 17-18 do most of them have cars?

thanks
rob
 
#9
dont know the stats for basic, but unless you havent got any illnesses or are some what disciplined you'll do ok, Phase 1 training could be in any ATR around the country, RLC goto Deepcut for phase 2 training, when there is space at Leconsfield you will go up and do your trade training, then be posted to your unit.

If you have a car you will only be able to take it to phase 2.
 
#10
rob-the-biffa said:
how many people on average pass the basic training?

thanks
Stop flapping. If you're (reasonably) fit, not about to drop down dead from a medical condition, keep quite and work hard (even when you find it difficult) you'll be fine.

BTW as Driver trade you will be on the lower of the payscales mentioned by DesktopCommando.
 
#12
right well then heres where i could do with a little help now. so if someone could help it would be highly appreciated!

so when i go for the interview on friday. where i will no doubt be weighed and height calculated and asked to fill forms out and asked to get my medical sorted and so on.... and have a date made for my aptitude exams. where does it all go from there if my medical and exams go well? all info would help!!!!
and the stage's and phases that an rlc driver goes through.... i have no liscence's and points etc no car or bike.... so. can somebody please talk me through it and give me any advice along the way would be highly appreciated. oh and what are accomodation's like, will it be like a shared flat with a few there, or is it like a boot camp?

thanks
rob
 
#14
Rob,

Read through many of the other Joining Up threads and most of your questions will be answered.

Out of Interest, why are you joining as a driver? Is it so that you can get your licences?
 
#15
partly yes but driving and mainting vehicles is a career i wanted to do when i was 14 and still do and where better than the army.

thanks
rob
 
#19
recruits arnt allowed to have a car in the carpark (theres thousands of recruits), if you have one then leave it at home, you wont be leaving the camp that often anyways, not that you arnt allowed one, just you not going anywhere near it :)

You could be in a 20 man room, you could be in a 6 man room, depends where you go. Its basic training, it'll be hard "thats the point" it gets much easier out the other side.

Phase 2 training camp's will have better car parking facilities,

rob-the-biffa said:
driving and mainting vehicles is a career i wanted to do when i was 14 and still do and where better than the army.
Have a look at Vehicle Specialist & REME as well more if you want a trade.
 
#20
DesktopCommando said:
dont know the stats for basic, but unless you havent got any illnesses or are some what disciplined you'll do ok, Phase 1 training could be in any ATR around the country, RLC goto Deepcut for phase 2 training, when there is space at Leconsfield you will go up and do your trade training, then be posted to your unit.

RLC Dvrs (110 and Dvr Comms Spec) go direct to DST, they no longer go to Deepcut - havn't since Sep 08.
 
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