Turned down for TA, try again?

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by jcrpda, Mar 3, 2009.

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  1. Hi everyone. I applied for the RMP TA about two years ago. Three of us attended an open day in Scotland (I'm from N. Ireland) where we were interviewed by the OC, did the written test, had a medical and completed the SC forms. A couple of months later I was invited for attestation but two weeks before I was due to attend I phoned up and was told that because I had been given a 'bad reference' by someone they could not take me.

    They would not tell me who the reference was from but I assume it was one of my personal references I had put down on the form, unfortunately I just though I was attending an open day and had no idea I would be filling in the forms so had to use two reference I had used in the past and whom I knew the address of off the top of my head.
    One of the references was the brother of a female friend that I had not spoken too in a couple of months so assume he / she gave me a bad write up out of spite! I did try to appeal and sent them half a dozed written references from previous employers (I had never had a bad reference in my life) but never heard from them again.

    My question is, can I reapply to the same or a different unit? Will they look at my past application and references or give me they same chance as before?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. Never give up ! Never surrender !

    Alternatively, you could try a different cap badge.
  3. Have you posted this before?
  4. Yes, two years ago, but forgot all about my previous post! Doh!

    Thanks for reminding me.
  5. msr

    msr LE

  6. Why the **** did you use him has a ref for the Army?
  7. Well as I said, I filled out the forms on the day and I had used him on several other employment applications as he is an ex copper. Didn't know any other address off the top of my head and never though he would give me a bad reference, not even sure it was him but they will not tell me.
  8. Most TA units cant remember what happened/decided two weeks ago let alone 2 years!!
    As long as it wasn't for security reasons give it another go whats the worst that could happen??? Make sure you have some good reference contacts lined up
    good luck
  9. Try again ? Yes totally

    Try the same unit ? No, not becuase they won't want you but becuase they couldn't be arrsed to review your situation in the first place, ask yourself whether you want to work with a unit with that ethos, my advice, find another unit and give them the single diget
  10. yes i would try again but maybe a diffrent t.a centre armed with fresh referances. same thing happened to a friend of mine who got a referance off his employer of all people. he never gave up and just tryed again. good luck. some one will take you theyre crying out for bods.
  11. Thought you couldn't give a bad reference these days.

    I know you can get a decidedly luke-warm one, but didn't know it could be bad enough to stop re-employment. Fire bomb him
  12. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    Who says you can't give a bad reference? That only applies on the 'special wording' of CR's surely, as there is nothing to stop a civvy typing any old horsesh1t and sending it back.
  13. Nothing wrong with giving a bad reference as long as it is true and constructive
  14. Oh some naive peeps here.
  15. Um.... MP?

    Bad reference..?

    Is it me?