TA to Regs, is it possible to transfer over.

#1
Just wondering, I'm in the construction industry and things are all over the place.

Could I transfer across from the TA to the Regs or just volunteer for tours more often? Good chance I could lose my job over the next year with the way things are.

Just in the early stages of training and not quite sure if thats an option for me.
 
#2
J35_T3R said:
Just wondering, I'm in the construction industry and things are all over the place.

Could I transfer across from the TA to the Regs or just volunteer for tours more often? Good chance I could lose my job over the next year with the way things are.

Just in the early stages of training and not quite sure if thats an option for me.
The fact that you have just started training MIGHT negate you transfering, I am in construction mate and its all falling down around peoples ears at the minute, we are letting guys go left right and centre, get yourself in the careers office and join reg, you are at least gauranteed an income and a safe job for 'X' amount of years if you get in ?
 
#5
I'm in the same position but i'm leaving college instead of losing a job. i looked into it a bit and it sounds gucci going from TA to... full time TA, but TBH your better off dropping the TA and going straight into basic training with the Regs, that's what i'll be doing anyway, have you got a trade you wanna do in the Regs?
 
#6
I'm just thinking further down the line on the 'what if' scenario just incase my day jobs becomes under threat again. Going regular right now isn't really an option until I'm thrown out on my ear. I've got at least another 6 months in which time things might have picked up.
 
#7
F uck it, go into the Regular Army. It will be the best decision you will ever make.
 

The_Duke

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#8
For guaranteed long term contract, go regular.

For possible short term contracts, go TA then FTRS as required.

For TA transfer to Regular, it can happen, but there are many, many hurdles that can be placed in your way. For every anecdotal "dead easy, one tour and they asked him to stay" there is also a "been there, did the tour, but computer says no".

Your decision to make depending on what you want to get out of it.
 
#9
Usually transfering from TA to Regs means you have to start all over again- that's the boat im in.
 
#11
I'm also in the process of going from TA to Reg, had to go to the careers office and start a fresh application as you cant just transfer over but like Duke said there is a possibility if you have done a tour etc or FTRS that the unit you have served with may ask you to stay on full time. best option get yourself down the AFCO and have a word with them.
At the moment i'm held on on med grounds, blooming selection centre grrrrrrr :x welll blooming stupid body i should say :cry:
 
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Hedphelym

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#12
Haribo said:
I'm also in the process of going from TA to Reg, had to go to the careers office and start a fresh application as you cant just transfer over but like Duke said there is a possibility if you have done a tour etc or FTRS that the unit you have served with may ask you to stay on full time. best option get yourself down the AFCO and have a word with them.
At the moment i'm held on on med grounds, blooming selection centre grrrrrrr :x welll blooming stupid body i should say :cry:
When I asked back at my unit, they seemed to make out the transfer over was a lot easier than what people are saying here... ah well.

Haribo, do you have to go through ADSC?
 

The_Duke

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#13
Hedphelym said:
Haribo said:
I'm also in the process of going from TA to Reg, had to go to the careers office and start a fresh application as you cant just transfer over but like Duke said there is a possibility if you have done a tour etc or FTRS that the unit you have served with may ask you to stay on full time. best option get yourself down the AFCO and have a word with them.
At the moment i'm held on on med grounds, blooming selection centre grrrrrrr :x welll blooming stupid body i should say :cry:
When I asked back at my unit, they seemed to make out the transfer over was a lot easier than what people are saying here... ah well.

Haribo, do you have to go through ADSC?
Make sure that the person you are speaking to is very clear about what YOU want to achieve, which may not exactly match what THEY want to achieve.

If you want a short term solution to being out of work, or are happy to bounce from job to job then back to back FTRS can be the answer. This is potentially beneficial to both sides and creates a short term fix for manpower shortages.

If you want to transfer for a full career with full prospects of promotion, pension etc then make sure that is what you will be getting.

Beware the "FTRS then you can hop over" option as this may store up problems for you in the future.
 
#14
Hedphelym said:
Haribo said:
I'm also in the process of going from TA to Reg, had to go to the careers office and start a fresh application as you cant just transfer over but like Duke said there is a possibility if you have done a tour etc or FTRS that the unit you have served with may ask you to stay on full time. best option get yourself down the AFCO and have a word with them.
At the moment i'm held on on med grounds, blooming selection centre grrrrrrr :x welll blooming stupid body i should say :cry:
When I asked back at my unit, they seemed to make out the transfer over was a lot easier than what people are saying here... ah well.

Haribo, do you have to go through ADSC?
Yeah i do, have to do everything again, application form, RG8 form from docs (which is causing me problems at the selection centre as whats holding me up isnt on my TA med records but is on my new RG8) BARB test, with the maths and english test, interviews then finaly ADSC :( its annoying but at the end of the day its what i want to do so i just have to wait out and pray that the med thing gets sorted and i can go on to my 14 weeks of hell :D
 

chrisg46

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#15
reni_77 said:
J35_T3R said:
Just wondering, I'm in the construction industry and things are all over the place.

Could I transfer across from the TA to the Regs or just volunteer for tours more often? Good chance I could lose my job over the next year with the way things are.

Just in the early stages of training and not quite sure if thats an option for me.
The fact that you have just started training MIGHT negate you transfering, I am in construction mate and its all falling down around peoples ears at the minute, we are letting guys go left right and centre, get yourself in the careers office and join reg, you are at least gauranteed an income and a safe job for 'X' amount of years if you get in ?
Off topic, but poor choice of words? :roll:
 
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Hedphelym

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#16
Haribo said:
Hedphelym said:
Haribo said:
I'm also in the process of going from TA to Reg, had to go to the careers office and start a fresh application as you cant just transfer over but like Duke said there is a possibility if you have done a tour etc or FTRS that the unit you have served with may ask you to stay on full time. best option get yourself down the AFCO and have a word with them.
At the moment i'm held on on med grounds, blooming selection centre grrrrrrr :x welll blooming stupid body i should say :cry:
When I asked back at my unit, they seemed to make out the transfer over was a lot easier than what people are saying here... ah well.

Haribo, do you have to go through ADSC?
Yeah i do, have to do everything again, application form, RG8 form from docs (which is causing me problems at the selection centre as whats holding me up isnt on my TA med records but is on my new RG8) BARB test, with the maths and english test, interviews then finaly ADSC :( its annoying but at the end of the day its what i want to do so i just have to wait out and pray that the med thing gets sorted and i can go on to my 14 weeks of hell :D
Having to go through all that surprises me, to be perfectly honest. I'm not saying I have a problem with it, but if say someone has been in the TA for a couple of years, has done a tour, done some courses etc... it seems a slight odd to have to go through selection again.
Unless of course each case is judged on it's merits?
 
#17
If you have been on a tour then i think they do things a bit differently but if you havent then you still need to do selection i know a couple of people that are going reg from TA and they are having to go through the same process also. After selection you also need to sign off from TA before you can swear your oath, sign on the dotted line and start basic.
 
#18
The regs are pretty clear on this, if you're in the UK you are basically enlisting from scratch, the only difference is that your med records are carried over (or should be) and the CO is meant to provide a letter of recommendation. If you've done a few years service, including tours, that'll be taken into account and you might bypass Phase One or more unlikely, Phase Two. This is the same for guys applying during FTRS.

When it comes to transferring while on ops, the regs are foggy at best. It’s basically a line saying that the transfer would be sorted in theatre, no doubt by voodoo magicians.

At the end of the day if you're shit hot and have experience the Army (or more to the point, the Unit itself) wants/needs, they'll move heaven and earth to get you in. Like people were saying above, there’s stories on both sides of the fence, I have no doubt its probably more luck than anything else, at least when it comes to in- theatre transfers.
 
#19
chrisg46 said:
reni_77 said:
J35_T3R said:
Just wondering, I'm in the construction industry and things are all over the place.

Could I transfer across from the TA to the Regs or just volunteer for tours more often? Good chance I could lose my job over the next year with the way things are.

Just in the early stages of training and not quite sure if thats an option for me.
The fact that you have just started training MIGHT negate you transfering, I am in construction mate and its all falling down around peoples ears at the minute, we are letting guys go left right and centre, get yourself in the careers office and join reg, you are at least gauranteed an income and a safe job for 'X' amount of years if you get in ?
Off topic, but poor choice of words? :roll:
Quiet, would "we are on shaky ground?" or "it could cave in any minute?" do ??

Im here all week :D
 
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