The "what trade should I go for" thread - all job selection related chat in here

Jam12bix

Old-Salt
Hiya
Im also thinking marines or grenadiers.
the problem is that im a woman. This means that i could be the first female in either. (Im aware that many here will ridicule me but still).

i love the sea, front line and being the best.

i also love ceremonial stuff and the guarding and both are elite

Someone help me out?
You be fine, there are some female who recently who took Prmc, as for the household cavalry when i was at itc female were Passing out, just believe in yourself you'll be okay
 
You be fine, there are some female who recently who took Prmc, as for the household cavalry when i was at itc female were Passing out, just believe in yourself you'll be okay
Thank you so so much.(i didnt think anyone would actually take me seriously)

I still dont know which one to join

I have a bit more time to decide and thanks for thinking i can actually do it.

Also thank you for telling me about the females passing out, i didnt know about that and that sort of stuff is hard to find when researching.
 
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amnesia

Old-Salt
Thank you so so much.(i didnt think anyone would actually take me seriously)

I still dont know which one to join

I have a bit more time to decide and thanks for thinking i can actually do it.

Also thank you for telling me about the females passing out, i didnt know about that and that sort of stuff is hard to find when researching.
I believe there are several females who have, or are in training to join the Household Cavalry. I believe it is still in single figures, (or thereabouts) but others have already paved the way for you.
 
I believe there are several females who have, or are in training to join the Household Cavalry. I believe it is still in single figures, (or thereabouts) but others have already paved the way for you.
thanks, I didnt know that

i was actually more thinking of the foot guards for me as i am a bit scared of horses at the moment but household cavalry is starting to sound really good. Only problem with it is they expect you to spend two years training which is as lot more than others.
 
All new to this so not sure if I’m in the right thread, seen some lads getting some proper shit for it so apologising in advance.

I was just wondering what trades make up the 23 engineer parachute reg. And which roles would allow me to have the option to go down this route, I am currently looking at joining as a carpenter and fitter. Cheers
 

Jodster

Clanker
Looking for some insight on role engineers, in dead set on it. Just can’t go in for a trade as I’m missing 1 GCSE, so combat specialist is the only route I can go which is driver, logistic specialist, armoured engineer and IT System comms. Just want insight what their day to day life is like and what is possibly the best role to go with?
 

Bobby_Bert

Old-Salt
Looking for some insight on role engineers, in dead set on it. Just can’t go in for a trade as I’m missing 1 GCSE, so combat specialist is the only route I can go which is driver, logistic specialist, armoured engineer and IT System comms. Just want insight what their day to day life is like and what is possibly the best role to go with?
Potentially useful side note,

The RE is renowned for assisting its soldiers with industry recognised qualifications that will assist you in the Army and beyond. One of my guys has recently transferred over to RE- seems very happy.

Have a look at the RE CPD website. Who knows, you may end up picking up whatever qualifications you are lacking once you achieve trained rank status.
Have a look at www.re-cpd.org.uk to find out how they can get you qual’d once in the Royal Engineers. It’s worth a read.

Good luck with it.
 
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Hi everyone.
I'm struggling slightly to choose between student nurse in the army, and CMT. I just dont know which one I'd rather do because I love the idea of both! Please would someone be able to help?
 

Tom18

Crow
Not sure if I'm in the right thread but anyway here it goes.
Currently in my army application process and still indecisive about joining as a paratrooper or guardsman, I tend to excel at physical things in oppose to mental (doing kit etc), so was just looking for any advice for which I should go for, cheers!
 

Bobby_Bert

Old-Salt
Hi everyone.
I'm struggling slightly to choose between student nurse in the army, and CMT. I just dont know which one I'd rather do because I love the idea of both! Please would someone be able to help?
Hi, I believe QARANC still offer insight days that can be arranged via your local AFCO. However, given the current restrictions on recruitment activity due to the pandemic this is likely to be suspended for the time being. Essentially they are two different roles that require different disciplines.

There are different routes into nursing ; you can join as a student nurse in which case you will complete a 3 year degree programme that will give you professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. After successful completion of your Student Nurse Training you will wear the rank of Acting Corporal. Or you can join as a newly qualified nurse. For this pathway you will need to pass the Army Officer Selection Board for professionally qualified officers and the Army Selection Board for the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps to qualify.
As a qualified nurse in the Army you’ll have considerable professional responsibility. QA’s serve in NHS hospitals alongside civilian staff and at Ministry of Defence Hospital Units. QA's work across the military and you may work alongside the Royal navy and Royal Air Force healthcare professionals.

A CMT career is much more vocational and will not require you to have a degree to join. There also isn’t a mirrored civilian career path- however I do recall that some CMT class 1s had opportunities to qualify as a paramedic. I’ll tag in @theoriginalphantom as he is much better placed to comment on the RAMC than I.
The role of a CMT is very much geared towards providing life saving emergency treatment and basic primary health care. You’ll leave training as a Class 2 medic and be posted to a Medical Regiment. You’ll be a private soldier and it is unlikely that you’ll have much exposure to clinical settings. After a year to 18 months you’ll go back and complete your Class 1 training. A class 1 medic can then be posted throughout the Army.

Best of luck

PS. Pick nursing.
 
Hi All,

I am currently in the joining process and looking at roles that blend plenty of combat with a technical side as well. Comm Sys Op has been mentioned as something to look at but there is limited information online about how these operate.

From what I understand, Com Sys Ops are attached to regular and armoured infantry units to provide comms support, but how much combat will they actually see? Is it a case of the infantry go first and they bring up the rear? Or do they genuinely get stuck in?

I know there is scope to do the Special forces communicator course and attach to various special forces units, but the same question applies. Do the members of 18 Sig have the opportunity to get stuck in with the lads? Or is it more of a supporting role?

If anyone else has any other suggestions about roles I should take a look at then I would really appreciate hearing from them as well.

Thanks for taking the time to have a look at this thread.
Cheers
 

Bob65

War Hero
If anyone else has any other suggestions about roles I should take a look at then I would really appreciate hearing from them as well.
Picking up from your previous thread, everyone is busy, no point in trying to pick whatever regiment is busiest right now.

If you have your heart set on "getting stuck in" and want to do a bit of signalling on the side then you can do that in an Infantry regiment if you get on the right courses. But it will be nowhere near as technical as being a full-time signaller.
 
Thanks for your help Bob,

Good to collect a bit more information about it all.

I've got no idea yet which I will select but I've still got a while to think about it.

Stay safe
 

Tubbs_1966

Swinger
I’ve had my brief and stuff but I want to change my second and 3rd choices before I head to AC again? Is there a time limit or will they think I’m a indecisive bonehead and stuff?
 

Bob65

War Hero
I’ve had my brief and stuff but I want to change my second and 3rd choices before I head to AC again? Is there a time limit or will they think I’m a indecisive bonehead and stuff?
It’s fine. They are only preferences at this stage. The reason is you and the Army will only know what jobs are actually open to you after the AC.
 

Tubbs_1966

Swinger
It’s fine. They are only preferences at this stage. The reason is you and the Army will only know what jobs are actually open to you after the AC.
I’ve been to AC and nailed the tests (apart from the run cause I pulled my hamstring) so my my after briefing they said every job role was open to me,
My first choice is ammo tech then Plant op then guards but I’m thinking maybe changing them to cmt and dog handler cause I have experience in both health care and dogs :)
 
Hi I'm new to the forum, just looking for some insight, what combat roles would see alot of travelling to other countries and training abroad also looking for possible opportunities to gain civvy recognised qualifications and apologies if the questions come across as abit daft
 

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