Were are you with your application process? - ARCHIVE

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Well I'm going to the AFCO soon. Im planning joining the REME just wondering what I should expect and how long it will take for me to start training and what test I will need to do.
 
#2
The application process takes 3 - 6 months to complete. To apply for soldier entry you start with an initial visit to the Army Careers Office. You will have a general chat with the recruiter, watch a few videos on potential career options and will be asked a few simple questions about yourself. If you like what you hear they will book a BARB test (Entrance Test), a Basic Skills Assessment (literacy & Numeracy). This is followed by a number of interviews and a 36 hour visit to the Army Development & Selection Centre (ADSC). At the ADSC you will have a full medical, fitness test and a final interview. If this all goes well you will be offered a place in the Army. Approximately 2 - 4 weeks after ADSC you will be enlisted into the Army and then report for basic training.

The BARB (Entrance) Test is done on a touch screen computer. It is simple maths, english and common sense questions. At a later stage of selection or in basic training you will take a Basic Skills Assessment (Literacy & Numeracy). One will measure your level of literacy (that is your reading, comprehension, spelling and punctuation). The other will find out your numeracy ability (that is, working with numbers and doing arithmetic calculations)
Straight off the army website, hope it helped :thumleft:
 
#3
I'd err on the side of 6 months.

Apparently, my ACIO is a quick one - and I've been in the cogs now for 5 weeks and have only just got to the stage where I handed in my RG8 (medical form) yesterday.

Just realised, exactly a week ago I was doing my BARB :thumright:
 
#4
Then, juxt when you think you have 3 months left to get fit in, they 'phone you up and say"you start next tuesday". Happened to me-ok it was 20 years ago but things haven't changed that much.
 
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devexwarrior said:
Then, juxt when you think you have 3 months left to get fit in, they 'phone you up and say"you start next tuesday". Happened to me-ok it was 20 years ago but things haven't changed that much.
heh, aye I've been warned about that from various people ;)

Still happens apparently. :shakefist:
 
#6
I started a week ago and have already sat my barb, If all goes smoothly, depending on the trade I choose i could be looking at 6weeks.
 
#7
Thread to share were you are with it all, comments on it etc.

Currently, im awaiting interview dates, then onto phase 1!
 
#8
Currently awaiting to see if my initial application gets accepted, got some convictions and stuff...so tad anxious about it at the mo, will hopefully find out this week sometime fingers crossed. My 2nd time round ...left after basic 5 years ago..im hoping this wont be frowned upon too much.

baz
 
#9
Applied back in April, did interviews, BARB tests, basic skills assessment, and all that nonsense in May. Went to ADSC Glencorse mid June, got deferred(heart murmur), then back again mid July and passed, now Ive got my Oath of allegiance this Thursday and start Phase 1 Pirbright on November 17th. So from application to training has taken me over 6 months.
 
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john87 said:
Applied back in April, did interviews, BARB tests, basic skills assessment, and all that nonsense in May. Went to ADSC Glencorse mid June, got deferred(heart murmur), then back again mid July and passed, now Ive got my Oath of allegiance this Thursday and start Phase 1 Pirbright on November 17th. So from application to training has taken me over 6 months.
F***ing ages then, i hope mine wont take that long, i found a list of intake dates for the coldstreamers to it shouldn't hopefully, good luck with phase 1, not long now! what are you doing?
 
#11
Well i've done my barb test (May 08) and audition (Jan 08) for the music corps but i've been defered. Its very frustrating and annoying especailly as its my dentists fault.
 
#12
First went in 4 months ago. Completed barb n app form etc. Had to wait 2 months for the doc forms. Passed pre medical now ive got to go to Chepstow Barracs on the 15th of November for an insight course.

Not too fussed about it taking so long as the AAC arnt taking on until April '09.
 
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fluffer said:
john87 said:
Applied back in April, did interviews, BARB tests, basic skills assessment, and all that nonsense in May. Went to ADSC Glencorse mid June, got deferred(heart murmur), then back again mid July and passed, now Ive got my Oath of allegiance this Thursday and start Phase 1 Pirbright on November 17th. So from application to training has taken me over 6 months.
F***ing ages then, i hope mine wont take that long, i found a list of intake dates for the coldstreamers to it shouldn't hopefully, good luck with phase 1, not long now! what are you doing?
Yea i reckon 6 months is longer than most...mind you, I was told by my recruiting sergeant that next intake would probably be January 09' so I was pleasantly surprised. Im going RMP, you?
 
#14
nice thread mate , I was thinking of making the same thread , this morning.

Anyway, I'm waiting for basic training which is on 1/3/09 ... Just trying not to get injured and keeping at the training.

Joining the rifles ,Swift and bold.
 
#15
Applied Mid August, Had Barb & Basic Skills Beginning of september. Passed Pre-Medical, got invited to an insight course & was awaiting date, in the midst of that got my ADSC booked for 6th November at Lichfield then found out the insight course was on 6th November lol but i don't mind. Hopefully i'll pass first time and if so will be starting basic in Catterick January time for 2 R Anglian, The Poachers.
 
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adamb said:
Applied Mid August, Had Barb & Basic Skills Beginning of september. Passed Pre-Medical, got invited to an insight course & was awaiting date, in the midst of that got my ADSC booked for 6th November at Lichfield then found out the insight course was on 6th November lol but i don't mind. Hopefully i'll pass first time and if so will be starting basic in Catterick January time for 2 R Anglian, The Poachers.
I don't think i will be going on an insight, i just want to get in there asap!
 
#18
Yeah im not doing an insight now, whens your ADSC fluffer?
Iv'e been training since app so about 3 months

1.5mile = 10:30 Avg, Best 9:55 (somehow)
Pullups = 15 Avg
Pressups = 30-40
Situps = 70 Avg
3mile = 25Min Avg
 
#19
Got selection on monday- only got given the date yesterday! Someone dropped out apparently so saves me waiting. Going for RMP so will be waiting for phase 1 some time in the new year if ADSC goes well
 
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adamb said:
Yeah im not doing an insight now, whens your ADSC fluffer?
Iv'e been training since app so about 3 months

1.5mile = 10:30 Avg, Best 9:55 (somehow)
Pullups = 15 Avg
Pressups = 30-40
Situps = 70 Avg
3mile = 25Min Avg
I havn;t even got my medical back from the docs because he filled it in wrong :x I have applied twice before, once to the reg army for inf which lasted 5 months because my doctor is a bellend, and once to the TA, did my medical and started basic but dropped out to go for regs again, probs with brid contributed to it all.

So here i am, starting from scratch and still, my doctor hasn't filled the form in correctly again!

My recruiter said he is going to get me into one of the next four selection dates so i should be getting sorted soon.

Hopefully :x
 
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