Royal Artillery recruiting?

#1
Hi chaps,

iv been told by my afco that none of the trades in RA are taking people. my first choice is the light gun role but have been told to make other choices. Can anyone please confirm the status of the royal artillery intake for 2010?

thanks very much
 
#2
iv also heard this but my recruiter is the same as yours lol
do obersvation post assistant its suposed to be one of the best jobs going in RA
special observer is also highly rated
 
#3
i was told by my recruiter to expect a long wait for the RA but he didn't say they were not taking people on but as90 is what i want to do so willing to wait
 
#4
Search royal artillery recruitment theres a massive thread on it.
 
#5
The Royal Artillery continue to recruit but there is no loading onto phase 1 training courses until later this year. All trades are open, but the most popular and required ones are OP assistant and UAV operator. Although, RHA mounted gunner is becoming more favoured now.

Anybody interested should ask their recruiter to attend the RA insight course as it's very good and informative.

There's also lots of info on the RA websight: www.army.mod.uk/artillery
 
#6
Guys, your going to be waiting ages.....I went in to my Careers expressing interest in RA and my SGT told me outright..I'm wasting my time....so I went away and thought about it and this is why Im now going on about Hcav/RAC because that is the 2nd option...
 
#7
thats because the afcos are concentrating on infantry and will push that first just persevere if you still want to be a gunner
 
#10
All trades are open, but the most popular and required ones are OP assistant and UAV operator. Although, RHA mounted gunner is becoming more favoured now.

It was mostly a responce to this. :) sorry if it seemed a little out of the blue

by MUAV you mean the likes of the raven?
One of the planes i fly is very similar (its my old trainer). it has the same dihedral wing and its about the same size, even has the same control surfaces. so I imagine I would be relatively at home with it.

::disclaimer:: I don't know what the UAV our boys use is.
 
#11
The door for RA Junior Entry (16-17) recruits has just opened and all jobs are still available for both the September and January at the Army Foundation College, Harrogate. The Standard Entry window will open soon.
 
#12
Or maybe you could listen to what the recruiting sergeant tells you?! :X
 

Mr_Fingerz

LE
Book Reviewer
#13
So long as the mong currently known as "D:Runner" doesn't get anywhere near the Royal Regiment, I'll be happy....
 
#14
Don't think he should be let near pencils, just crayons, circular paper and safety scissors let alone entertaining the Idea of joining the Army!
 
#16
Steady on Fellah! Would have to write a risk assemsment and admin order before even thinking of signing out a bayonet!
 
#18
September 13th is next intake for RA at Pirbright, as far as I have been told. My mate is starting then and we were on selection together. He's going Spec Ob and I'm going Gunner OP.

He got an A Grade. I got a B Grade. Only A Grades are being loaded in September with the small exception of selectees that got high B Grades. Can anybody lend credence to this? I'm going in Monday to chat to the Staff Sgt. I badly want on that September intake. Been waiting a year since application as it is. Got top student on RA Insight course and the Major pushed my paperwork through at a rapid rate of knots, saying he wanted me in straight away. Any way to turn these points into prizes?? Grrrness. Haha.

Cheers.
 
#19
HankBravo said:
September 13th is next intake for RA at Pirbright, as far as I have been told. My mate is starting then and we were on selection together. He's going Spec Ob and I'm going Gunner OP.

He got an A Grade. I got a B Grade. Only A Grades are being loaded in September with the small exception of selectees that got high B Grades. Can anybody lend credence to this? I'm going in Monday to chat to the Staff Sgt. I badly want on that September intake. Been waiting a year since application as it is. Got top student on RA Insight course and the Major pushed my paperwork through at a rapid rate of knots, saying he wanted me in straight away. Any way to turn these points into prizes?? Grrrness. Haha.
What did your recruiter say about getting on the september intake mate.I suppose he told you it will be april not 2010 but 2011.If they don't know i would rather them say we are not sure instead of last year saying you will find out in april my arrse :x
Cheers.
 
#20
Could I be an op assistant in the RA?..don't they attatch themselves to Infantry? or even a special observer? if I can't get them then I will go with light gun I think....I reckon I will be waiting until 2011 at this rate....how frustrating!
 

Similar threads

Latest Threads

Top