Ways around upper age limit?

#1
Ok i know im prob going to upset a few here but i'll take the abuse on the off chance that some one comes up with a solution! :roll:

I know there are exceptions for medics, ex regs and cadets, but anyting else for someone a couple of years above the limit, also what checks to collaberate your claim of being in the cadets? :wink:
 
#2
As long as you have skills to offer, being a couple of years over 32 is'nt a Drama. As long as you are medically and physically fit. Approach your local unit and talk to the RRTT rep. As for cadet service it do'nt matter if you done 6 months or 6 Yrs.
 
#3
Cheers mate
to be honest ive never been in the cadets, i just didnt know if they actually checked it (if you claimed you had to get in) if everything else looked ok?
Obviously i wouldnt because that would be wrong :wink:
:D
 
#4
I recently enlisted a guy at 38 with no previous service. However he had civvy skills that benefited the unit. As for cadet service, it do'nt really mean anything. As I said earlier, your best option is to go and talk to your local TA unit. They are the ones that will fight your case if they want you.

Good Luck
 
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#6
The upper age limit is actually affected but what trade you wish to do.
The oldest (as far as I’m aware) that you can join is 40, but you’d find yourself restricted to the dull trades such as clerk or chef.

32 is the oldest you can join and still have the choice of what trade you want to do. After 32 it’s down to what civvy skills you can bring to the table and what you want to do.
 
#7
And if you have unique civvy skills, try the Specialist Units. Contact them direct as they may trade experience for age well beyond the range that a Careers Office or well-meaning Independent Unit may quote.
 
#8
I met a chef attached to THEM during my CMS(R) who signed on the line at 42.

I thought he was mental.

Still did well though, although there's no skill they teach you in cheffing that can help you do drill correctly, apparently.
 
#11
Ive spent the last 10+ years in various security fields (from 'bars' through threat assesment to CQB work in UK and abroad)
Did some basic firearm training in that time including some good times at 'altcar' in a few rifle comps.
Currently im just coming to the end of my commercial pilots licence. (so i'd hope my navigation and radio skills are of a decent standard)
:?
Hopefully theres something of use in there for someone
 
#13
EagerBeaver said:
Ive spent the last 10+ years in various security fields (from 'bars' through threat assesment to CQB work in UK and abroad)
Did some basic firearm training in that time including some good times at 'altcar' in a few rifle comps.
Currently im just coming to the end of my commercial pilots licence. (so i'd hope my navigation and radio skills are of a decent standard)
:?
Hopefully theres something of use in there for someone
Yeah, Steven Segal can portray you in " Under Siege 15 - Return of the Gimp"
 
#17
Joking aside fellas, i wouldnt have thought that the work i'd done would have counted for anything, after all it was all done in the private sector and therefore i wouldnt have thought it wasnt anywhere near military standards?
Reading between the sarcastic comments and scepticism, does that mean they would get me in?
 
#18
As was said before, it depends on the trade you go for.

I suggest you speak to a couple of local units and definitely a few of the specialist units and see what they have to offer.

A guy came into my unit as a CMT at 35-36, so as long as that trade lasts (crosses fingers) they might still take you.
 
#20
To be honest infantry or cavalry might be a bit ambitious - the physical requirements are very high and the units might not want to take a risk. You can try the Royal Logistic Corps, Royal Army Medical Corps or Royal Signals and after a few years transfer over. I'm not trying to put you off but if you are really keen it might be the best option. The RLC, RAMC & RS units are not bad and you might even stay on (think of all those NHS nurses in the RAMC(V)
....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!\ :p )
 

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