t-a recruit selection

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  1. hi ya everyone, i just wanted to ask a quick question as i have my recruit selection in pirbright this weekend and i was just wondering if anyone could give me some info as to what to expect, iv been given a rough idea but any info u could give me would be great.. thanx in advance
  2. jmj

    jmj Old-Salt

    Ice breaker (get up and talk about yourself for a couple of mins)
    Risk reduction run (run 1.5 miles in under 14? minutes)
    Various basic tests (testing literacy and numeracy)
    A few quite stunningly dull powerpoint presentations / videos
    An interview or two.
    Possibly the odd command task (set a problem in a group to see how you work with others)

    Listen in to instructions, keep a sense of humour and do your best.

  3. gr8 thanx alot.
  4. Sounds about right, socialising in the bar was compulsory when I went, Friday night was cokes saturday was a two can rule

    Are the T.A doing the BARB test now? Is that on the RSW or before hand?
  5. When I joined I didn't have to but new recruits seem to have to do it now seems a little odd to me..
  6. As far as I know , recruits in our regiment have been doing the BARB test for the last few years with only the odd few (ie me) slipping through the net without doing it. In the past it has been conducted at troop level before the recruit gets a sniff at training, however now it has been made part of the Selection/Induction Weekend.
  7. Yep Barb test on the Recruit Selection Day. Not a weekend anymore. You turn up at TAC sparrows saturday, travel to RTC, and come back that evening (or earlier!)
    RRR on RSD has to be completed in under 16 minutes, otherwise you have no chance of doing it in the required time at 1A and B.
  8. Does this also apply for those trying to join as an officer in the TA or is that a different test :D
  9. are the sit ups and press ups assessed at the selection day/weekend too?
  10. I think they normally ask officers if fresh or sweetened cream is best in cakes :lol:
  11. Yep, either before or after the run :D
  12. so how bad do you think you have to be to fail??
  13. You'd have to be pretty unfit. And/or a complete dullard. I think anyone with specific learning difficulties (i.e. dyslexia) will be given assistance with the BARB.
    They're not after superman, just your average bloke (or blart). Although it would be quite cool to have superman in your section. Locating the enemy would be a doddle!
  14. Was told on Tuesday that there is a fail element in it, but, only on the run (don't quote me)! Our recruiting SGT said that you have to complete the run in under 14 mins!

    I think the sit-ups and push-ups are a best effort, but again, don't quote me!

    Got my RSD on the 15th, wooha, can't wait!
  15. This seems to vary a lot unit to unit, our unit says best effort on the RSW, the under 14 minutes reall matter when you get to bravo