When are you pinned to a unit?

#1
Morning all.

At what stage during your reservist application are you pinned to a particular unit?

I was invited in for a F2F with a local unit, A Coy London Rgt and the great CSgt filled out a bunch of documents regarding Motivation, Leadership Skills etc and stating that he was happy for me to move forward as a perfect match for his Coy.

My question is, does this tie me to this specific unit? I'd still like to explore my options as there is a unit closer to home for me which is more accessible and the training night doesn't conflict.

Thanks for any help.
 
#2
Ultimately it’s your choice, go to the unit that best suits you, you are more likely to remain motivated.

I’d suggest applying to the unit you want and wait for a response before dealing with the other unit.
 
#3
Morning all.

At what stage during your reservist application are you pinned to a particular unit?

I was invited in for a F2F with a local unit, A Coy London Rgt and the great CSgt filled out a bunch of documents regarding Motivation, Leadership Skills etc and stating that he was happy for me to move forward as a perfect match for his Coy.

My question is, does this tie me to this specific unit? I'd still like to explore my options as there is a unit closer to home for me which is more accessible and the training night doesn't conflict.

Thanks for any help.
If I had to join the LONDONS I'd go for A Company to be honest.

And not just because my legs look fab in a frock.
 
#4
If I had to join the LONDONS I'd go for A Company to be honest.

And not just because my legs look fab in a frock.
They're a great bunch, super friendly and knowledgeable from the Corporals I met up to the CO. Plus you get to wear a snazzy skirt and hat. Just don't want to throw my lot in with the first unit I came across to then find out I got a raw deal.
 
#5
Hope its okay to jump in on this thread. I applied to be a CMT 2 years ago, got assigned to a medical squadron unit then my medical came back and there was a history of migraines so I was obviously deferred. I've just reapplied and have been told there's no chance on getting into a medical reserve unit unless professionally trained and to try calling all local reserve units and asking if they can take me on. Is there any advice on units to ask (also what do I even say like 'hi, I know I don't actually want to train as a [insert whatever specialty the unit is] but could you take me on anyway?') or is it more of a throw everything at a wall and hope something will stick type situation.
I have my heart pretty set on being a CMT but am looking at other roles too just in case no one can take me. (I blame Our Girl personally)
 
#6
I've just reapplied and have been told there's no chance on getting into a medical reserve unit unless professionally trained
Were you told this by the unit or by somebody else? If the latter, go to the medics themselves and ask. The reason I suggest this is that, as with most specialist units, I'd be very surprised if they didn't have non-medically-skilled jobs that need to be filled, e.g. drivers, clerks and various other gophers. Once in, you could find further opportunities open up to you.
 
#7
I was told by the candidate support supervisor person that I can't join a medical unit for the CMT role I am applying for as its heavily over subscribed. I was going to call them anyway just in case but wanted to check whether there was a unit that would be 2nd best for the role before I apply for a wholly different role
 

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