Which regiment to join?

Discussion in 'Army Professionally Qualified Recruitment' started by Duck, Jun 19, 2008.

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  1. Hi, Just looking for a bit of independent feedback.
    My son will be off to Sandhurst shortly and I understand that in due course he will have to decide which regiment he wishes to join. As he has done an Engineering Logistics degree he has been seriously considering the Logistics Corp however several people have intimated that it is one of the 'lesser; regiments to go for and that Logistics take the people that others don't want.
    Of course it is for my son to decide which one he wants to go for but I would be interested to hear some independent opinion.
    Many thanks
  2. If he's not up to grade for RLC there's always AGC (RMP)
  3. untallguy

    untallguy Old-Salt Reviewer Book Reviewer

    It would depend on who is doing the intimating and how you define 'lesser'! I would not say that the RLC take the people that other capbadges don't want - they also reject people who then have to go to their second choice. The system is all about round pegs, round holes etc.

    On a more serious note, I would recommend that your son conducts some potential officer visits to the RLC, RE, any other capbadge he's considering (should be able to arrange these through ACIO/uni etc) if he can get them in before RMAS. These will help explain pretty well (between pints) what the units do and how junior officers are employed. This will help him make his choice.

    Alternatively, he should take every opportunity whilst at RMAS to learn about the capbadges he is considering; there are various opportunities to do this at Sandhurst and I suggests he makes the most of them. Many people join with very firm expectations and then change their mind and join other regiments/corps.

    Finally, I would make sure that whatever capbadge he goes for that he does a good interview when it comes to the selection process. The capbadge can reject people if it wishes to and there is no guarantee that 'if I don't get into the Blankshires, one of the Corps will take me' - I know one or two people who took that approach and were quite surprised when both the Blankshires and the Corps rejected them.

    At the end of the day, there are two choices being made: one by your son and one by the capbadge. Comments about lesser Corps who only take other peoples' rejects will guarantee him not being offered a slot!

    Hope this helps.
  4. Thanks for taking the time to explain it all a little more for me.
    I have passed your email on to him and now I guess it is up to him. I really appreciate your opinion in how he can move forward.
  5. Get out.

    The Officers Mess has already been destroyed by recruiting nonsense and Sandhurst drivel. This thread is the last defence against the relentless onslaught of bone open ended recruiting questions.

    Please leave us alone.
  6. If your not interested in the thread why are you reading it.
    I spent a substantial amount of time looking at past threads and looking at the Army website and couldn't find the information I wanted.
    Excuse me for thinking that people in the Armed Forces still have good manners and are able to answer a question courteously.
  8. Duck, although asr was a tad blunt, I think he was making the point that one might regard it as bad form to post a question on recruitment on the Staff College forum, since the protocol is to post material relevant to the forum (even if only tenuously) - for instance, one wouldn't post about armoured warfare on the Signals forum - particularly when there is a Joining Up forum here.

    More importantly, not everyone who can offer the information you seek will read this forum, but they may read Joining Up. Your question won't get quite the same readership here as there, meaning that you may miss out on advice.
  9. Archimedies, thanks for that.

    Duck is obviously new to the site and doesn't know his way around.

    Could a MOD not relocate?
  10. Thanks for the friendly advice.
    I thought I had gone to the right forum to be honest but I stand corrected.
    Untallguy gave me the information I needed so I will leave it at that.
    I'm sure i will get to grips with this place soon.
    Thank you
  11. M8 if you think like that, Me thinks you are not going to be happy! Best u work at McDonald's or something....you will find people more courteous...unless you **** their order up!
  12. LancePrivateJones

    LancePrivateJones LE Book Reviewer

    I think you will find that the original poster is the subjects parent and not the subject himself.
  13. Sorry m8! I stand corrected...was pissed n did'nt read all.

    Sorry for being a mong!
  14. hi, i'm joining up to the army and am a bit confused as to which regiment to join. Ive already chosen my job option of what i want to do which is, Driver comm specialist. I have just moved from manchester to tonbridge (kent) and am not sure which regiment to consider could u give me some sound advice of which i would be grateful. :? :?
  15. Don't worry too much, at RMAS at week 10 of the Commissioning Course there is an All Arms Display Day where Officer Cadets have the opportunity to discuss career options and to which Corps or Regiment they wish to go to.

    The Cavalry & Guards Cadets will already be sponsored by their host regiment. Also some Inf, such as Rifles, sponsor their cadets. The Gunners are quite selective too.

    The Army Air Corps is always one of the most popular choices. RE & REME cadets are generally ex Welbeck or academically streamed into their host corps.

    Unfortunately "the remainder" tend to end up in the RLC.