Which corps/regiment would you advise for a young women looking to go to Sandhurst?

#1
I am 22yrs old and have just graduated with a BA in Middle Eastern Studies. Once I have got my fitness up I hope to take on Briefing and make it to Sandhurst. From the little I know so far I would love to join the Int Corps.

As a girl it seems that my options are already somewhat limited (no infantry etc) but any informal words of wisdom on other regiments/corps would be greatly appreciated.
 
#2
.....waits for request of photo........
 
#3
I think 'slime' is a sensible choice.
 
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Mitch500

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#4
You don't have to commit too early. Speak to the Corps. Sappers are always on the lookout for anyone with a brain. Others try to follow suite. Good Luck.
 
#5
Ceebs, it's a very personal choice and not really something anyone can 'advise' you on. It's best go go on a number of visits and see what people offer. Also, it's important to find out where you fit in.

Int Corps is a great choice, so look into a visit.
 
#6
Think there are plenty of options for you, so don't limit your choices yet. However, the .int corps would certainly be able to utilise your degree and you would have plenty of opportunities to use your anayltical skills if that's what interests you.
 
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count_duckula

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#7
Engineers if you want to be a leader of men and rush about blowing things up. Int Corps is a good choice but less like the trad role for which you will be trained at Sandhurst, i.e. to have thirty blokes.
 
#9
Personally I think the Signals is the best thing since sliced bread, but someone in the Engineers might think otherwise. There is no 'Corps for young women' (AGC SPS aside!), so as someone else said, get on some fam visits and see for yourself.

The most important thing is the people you will be working with. It's no good wanting to have a career in firing big guns if you think all Gunners are knob heads (obviously they are not, it's just an example!). Get into the mess and try and see where you think you'd fit in best. There are no 'good' or 'bad' cap badges, just ones that have different collective personalities. You will fit in somewhere, and if you don't, then the Army is not for you!
 
#10
I am 22yrs old and have just graduated with a BA in Middle Eastern Studies. Once I have got my fitness up I hope to take on Briefing and make it to Sandhurst. From the little I know so far I would love to join the Int Corps.

As a girl it seems that my options are already somewhat limited (no infantry etc) but any informal words of wisdom on other regiments/corps would be greatly appreciated.
Ceebs,

There's plenty of Specialist Corps available or even consider something within the AGC, RAMC or ETS. although as its already been stated be selective if your circumstances allow as everyones personal choice will be different.

Either way good luck..
 
#11
Thank you so much for all the very helpful remarks. I know the Int Corps don't allow fam visits until one has passed Main Board but i will try and visit some others.

Just from the MOD website the RMP looks pretty interesting. What is the general feeling of that branch?
 
#15
Try the REME, you'll need to have: no prior knowledge, be lazy, have a complete lack of interest in engineering and display a "me me me" **** the blokes type of ego, but hey you can always cuff all that!
 
#16
Cernunnos to the NAAFI,
I say again Cernunnos to the NAAFI.


You naughty boy!
 
#17
Thank you so much for all the very helpful remarks. I know the Int Corps don't allow fam visits until one has passed Main Board but i will try and visit some others.

Just from the MOD website the RMP looks pretty interesting. What is the general feeling of that branch?
You had to go and spoil it, didn't you? Some good advice on here for a change and then, poof, just like that, you invite the incoming. Huh! 22 year old women!
 

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#18
Why not try the Kings Troop RHA?

They have horses, girls love horses.
 
#19
Ceebs. Good luck in your endeavours, seems to me the Int Corps would be a good choice considering your degree, they do some pretty interesting stuff.
 
#20
Your degree can be relevant or irrelevant to the Cap badge you choose.

What do you want to do in the Army?

If you want a "green" experience, going on exercise, the chance of deployment in role, to command soldiers, then you could look at RA (ALL positions open to women, including FOO, AACC and P-Coy in theory) or RE (likewise I believe). REME would tend towards a technical bent - which middle eastern studies doesn't immediately point to, but maybe you like supervising stuff being fixed.

AGC SPS are clerks and the Officers manage clerks. BUT they do get posted to all the other cap badges and integrate as much (or little) as they want to, in my experience.

Int Corps - clever stuff, analytical, good chance of deploying in role, but perhaps not to where you expect, probably a bunker you can't talk about.

RMP - get to arrest people, but do get to see a lot of places and do interesting stuff - look up CP work and embassy protection etc.

Royal Signals - pretty similar to RA and RE, a lot of job variety, commanding soldiers, semi-technical if you want it to be.

RLC - commanding soldiers in a a wide variety.

My advice - think about what you want to do, research more cap badges/corps. Investigate the fam visits for those (most will bite your arm off - good for balancing the figures to get women in and have them do well - slightly cynical, but true) and see how you fit in.

Your "ideal corps" right now, might turn into a living hell if you don't click with their ethos and lifestyle.
 

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