What jobs after leaving the AGC(SPS)

#1
I was just wondering how many people when leaving the AGC(SPS) go into administrative jobs after leaving the Army, or is it that they are so fed up with administration that they avoid office work altogether. I myself now work in administration but had to start near the bottom of the ladder but am now working my way up due to my experiences in the Army.

One further question that I have been pondering on, how many people would, if they could turn the clock back when joining the Army be recruited into the AGC(SPS) or would they join another Corps.
 
#2
I was a medical clerk, left before the AGC was formed, got a job in the NHS based on my Army training of two weeks where civvies had to do a two-year AMSPAR course! :D My husband was RE, changed to AGC, when he left he got a job driving lorries.
 
#3
Grey_Mafia65 said:
I was a medical clerk, left before the AGC was formed, got a job in the NHS based on my Army training of two weeks where civvies had to do a two-year AMSPAR course! :D My husband was RE, changed to AGC, when he left he got a job driving lorries.
I was also RE before the AGC came to life what RE units was your husband in ?
 
#4
The army trains you to do things the army way, which isn't much help in the real world.

Civvy street is very different. More focussed, deadlines that must be adhered to, fewer (if any) training courses. It takes a different mindset.

For example, in the army, we tend to accept that the computer systems are as they are, and that we are unable to change them, and we moan.

In the civvy world, you are much more likely to get things fixed to work better, and it happens faster.

Take a positive, proactive, confident and enthusiastic attitude into civilian life, and you won't go wrong.
 
#5
BROMLEYBOY said:
...............................One further question that I have been pondering on, how many people would, if they could turn the clock back when joining the Army be recruited into the AGC(SPS) or would they join another Corps.
Not me.......I spent 7 years in the Inf before transfering to the RAPC......I had some great postings/jobs ........before they cocked it up and called it the AGC(SPS). Spent my last 2 years before discharge trying to help people who were now SPS......and didn't have a bl***y clue!......mostly the 'so-called' Regimental Admin Officer (RAO)
 
#6
Was a REME technical clerk, then SPS. Tried the admin thing after I left but hated it (although as an ex chief clerk I easily got an office managers job). Now doing something completely differrent.

Would I have joined as a differrent trade - probably, yes. The AGC was and is crap.
 
#7
I started as the practice manager in a GP surgery and hated it, after a fall out with the senior partner I walked off and found a job driving HGVs. After 2 years of permanent nights I came home and my wife said give this guy a call he needs a driver with a bit of nouss. Now 5 years on I am a project manager with a company providing temporary access to the events and construction industry (Class 60 roads etc etc). Couldn't be happier and have no intention of being in an Admin job again!
 
#8
I've heard there is ALWAYS a requirement for tea ladies.... and road cones.
 
#10
BROMLEYBOY said:
chocolate_frog said:
I've heard there is ALWAYS a requirement for tea ladies.... and road cones.
Why not apply for either post you sound just like the idiot that they would be looking for.
Somebody needs a hug....

I suppose a lot of AGC go in to Admin roles when they leave the mob... it is good to try something different when you get out :D
 
#11
chocolate_frog said:
BROMLEYBOY said:
chocolate_frog said:
I've heard there is ALWAYS a requirement for tea ladies.... and road cones.
Why not apply for either post you sound just like the idiot that they would be looking for.
Somebody needs a hug....

I suppose a lot of AGC go in to Admin roles when they leave the mob... it is good to try something different when you get out :D
At least in civy street you don't have as much backstabbing that goes on in the AGC and if somebody is crap at their job then they get the boot and not promoted to a nice cushy job just to get rif of them, but you do get the worm who creeps to the BOSS, "OH BOSS IS THAT 2 SUGARS IN YOUR BREW, AND WHAT TIME DO WE TEE OFF" and yes I need a hug

EDITED FOR BEING A MONG
 
#12
chocolate_frog said:
BROMLEYBOY said:
chocolate_frog said:
I've heard there is ALWAYS a requirement for tea ladies.... and road cones.
Why not apply for either post you sound just like the idiot that they would be looking for.
Somebody needs a hug....

I suppose a lot of AGC go in to Admin roles when they leave the mob... it is good to try something different when you get out :D
You were obviously Top Student on the B1 Throbber Course :D
 
#13
BROMLEYBOY said:
chocolate_frog said:
BROMLEYBOY said:
chocolate_frog said:
I've heard there is ALWAYS a requirement for tea ladies.... and road cones.
Why not apply for either post you sound just like the idiot that they would be looking for.
Somebody needs a hug....

I suppose a lot of AGC go in to Admin roles when they leave the mob... it is good to try something different when you get out :D
At least in civy street you don't have as much backstabbing that goes on in the AGC and if somebody is crap at their job then they get the boot and not promoted to a nice cushy job just to get rif of them, but you do get the worm who creeps to the BOSS, "OH BOSS IS THAT 2 SUGARS IN YOUR BREW, AND WHAT TIME DO WE TEE OFF" and yes I need a hug

EDITED FOR BEING A MONG
Oh believe me there is more back stabbing in civvie street than the forces.
People out here will do anything to keep their jobs in the current climate and dont care who they step on to achieve their aim.
 
#14
It's the Stealth Backstabber you have to watch out for, the one that pretend's to be the best mate in the world but then spread crap about you quicker than a Baboon thats eaten a hot madras curry followed by 10 pints of Boddies that's locked in a small room with no windows. But the worst is the Stealth Backstabber who also doubles as the Det Arrse Crawler and is suffering from sweetcorn poisoning. I have only seen one of these but unfortunately was told not to civil admin him, shame really it's the only real regret I had when leaving the Army.
 

B_AND_T

MIA
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#15
Being a Jewish paperboy in Beirut is less stress ful than SPS.
 
#16
BROMLEYBOY said:
chocolate_frog said:
BROMLEYBOY said:
chocolate_frog said:
I've heard there is ALWAYS a requirement for tea ladies.... and road cones.
Why not apply for either post you sound just like the idiot that they would be looking for.
Somebody needs a hug....

I suppose a lot of AGC go in to Admin roles when they leave the mob... it is good to try something different when you get out :D
At least in civy street you don't have as much backstabbing that goes on in the AGC and if somebody is crap at their job then they get the boot and not promoted to a nice cushy job just to get rif of them, but you do get the worm who creeps to the BOSS, "OH BOSS IS THAT 2 SUGARS IN YOUR BREW, AND WHAT TIME DO WE TEE OFF" and yes I need a hug

EDITED FOR BEING A MONG
You reckon? Try working in the NHS... :roll:

BTW, pm sent about your earlier question :D
 
#17
All courses that are now done when you join the AGC are converted to civvie speak, so depending when you get out you can start at the top of the admin ladder (if that is what you want) an not have to start from the bottom again. I would say (not sure cause I ain't there yet) that most places require admin so even if you use your resettlement to train and do something different it is alway there to fall back on.
There are options of course within the Corps to go in to IT and CIMA which is also a good qual for civvie street.
I personnally would have joined any other corps if I knew what I know now, however may plan is to get out take it easy and earn just enough to keep me going. Be nice not to have to think for a while or have too much stress.
 
#18
ebs0902 said:
All courses that are now done when you join the AGC are converted to civvie speak, so depending when you get out you can start at the top of the admin ladder (if that is what you want) an not have to start from the bottom again. I would say (not sure cause I ain't there yet) that most places require admin so even if you use your resettlement to train and do something different it is alway there to fall back on.
There are options of course within the Corps to go in to IT and CIMA which is also a good qual for civvie street.
I personnally would have joined any other corps if I knew what I know now, however may plan is to get out take it easy and earn just enough to keep me going. Be nice not to have to think for a while or have too much stress.
Fuck all that, I'm going to be a traffic warden. Then you'll be sorry. :D
 

B_AND_T

MIA
Book Reviewer
#19
ebs0902 said:
All courses that are now done when you join the AGC are converted to civvie speak, so depending when you get out you can start at the top of the admin ladder (if that is what you want) an not have to start from the bottom again. I would say (not sure cause I ain't there yet) that most places require admin so even if you use your resettlement to train and do something different it is alway there to fall back on.
There are options of course within the Corps to go in to IT and CIMA which is also a good qual for civvie street.
I personnally would have joined any other corps if I knew what I know now, however may plan is to get out take it easy and earn just enough to keep me going. Be nice not to have to think for a while or have too much stress.
Then this

ebs0902 said:
As long as you think you will enjoy working long hours in an office. Take a lot of flak but also feel good when you sort out problems. At times feel under valued but know in your mind that your work has an affect on real lives in and out of barracks, then you should be fine. Afraid it is each to their own. I would recommend to make life easier that you intregrate with the cap badge you serve with unlike a lot of clerks as it makes for an easier life and normally more fun, plus you get a better insight in to the jobs that they do, that way you know if you have made the right choice or not. I did and wouldn't swap my cap badge for another in a million years!
I think your suffering a personality disorder.
 
#20
Do not of your courses cross over to CIPD? I know that Chartered membership of the CIPD is a really good step in the right direction for those who want to work in HR management.
 
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