When to Visit Armed Forces Careers Office?

Paullee17

Swinger
I am 15 at the moment and will be 16 in november and hoping to join the army next year when i leave school around june and i was wondering when would be the best time to visit my local armed forces careers office?
Thankyou in advance
 

Surfer_Smithy

War Hero
If the Careers office is also a TA building should i make an appointment or do i just get buzzed in? to be honest my nearest one when i went past it last sunday didn't look the most inviting.
 

just_me

Old-Salt
As far as I know all careers offices have a 'walk in' system but perhaps someone on here can confirm.
Visit the army site to track your nearest office.
 

Douthy

Old-Salt
i believe if you go between 10 and 12 on a weekday you should be fine
 

Surfer_Smithy

War Hero
Well Crawley is my nearest one, i'll probally just pop in on my day off from work.
 

MSI64

LE
You can start the application process at 15years and seven months, and not before!
If you are going in under 16 I would probably take a parent with you, am sure they will have some questions that need answering
 

Paullee17

Swinger
ok so im thinking of going in a couple of weeks when i have 2 weeks off school and i will take parent with me anything i should know about like important things to ask or anything?
 

MSI64

LE
Have some idea of what job you want, dress smartly and have a list of anything you want to ask.
Be polite but relax, speak up and show some self confidence.
And remember its YOU applying so dont let/make Mum/Dad do all your talking.

Good luck
 

JP47

LE
Paullee17 said:
ok so im thinking of going in a couple of weeks when i have 2 weeks off school and i will take parent with me anything i should know about like important things to ask or anything?

Ask questions relevent to what you would like to join.Use the Internet first and if you can't find the answers by all means ask at the office.

Also have a look around this site and good luck
 

just_me

Old-Salt
You give a good impression if you know how the application works, and if you have an idea of what you want to do etc.
Don't stare at the floor, don't put your hands in your pockets and be confident.
They are there to help you remember.
When I first went in I brought one of my parents along to show that I had thought about it already and was serious.
If you're 16 in November then you can apply in a few months but that's no reason not to go now and just pick up some info.
 

fivetodo

War Hero
The reason you cannot formally apply before 15 yrs and 7 months is because of the data protection act, we cannot put you on our system until such time as we are able to process you as an applicant, similarly you are not allowed to attend for ADSC selection until you are 15 yrs and 10 months old.

But as has been said before, you can come in when you want and get all the information you need and then arrange with a recruiter to come back and apply officially when you are old enough :)
 

Lil-Riflem4n

Old-Salt
Paullee17 said:
I am 15 at the moment and will be 16 in november and hoping to join the army next year when i leave school around june and i was wondering when would be the best time to visit my local armed forces careers office?
Thankyou in advance

if you want to join at 16. you would have to go junior shoulder (AFC).
all i know is harrogate is september and january every year. so get in as soon as u are old enough and rush it so u can go next january mate. keep up pys so u pass adsc 1st time :)
 

Lil-Riflem4n

Old-Salt
ive added ur msn mate
 

just_me

Old-Salt
Lil-Riflem4n I think he will have to finish school first... :wink:

1.5m is 2.4 km - track it with a website like mapmyrun.com
Include an 800m warmup aswell.
 
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