Why has it taken some people over a year to join the infantry?

#1
I just saw that someone got a grade B at selection and started basic almost a year after selection? I was told the other day if i get a high B or A ill be in by May, and i still have another interview and then Lichfield?
 
#3
Not to seem pathetic but whats RLC? and nope, i have good gcse grades and a high barb score and good results at pre-ADSC but I'm very curious here because one of the reasons [main word being one] im joining the infantry is because it is a much quicker process of joining.
 
#4
The reason I asked was, that some recruiters are from certain capbadges and try to fill a quota and get you in their area of the Army.

Going to the Inf isnt nessacery the quickest entry point,

RLC = Royal Logistic Corps (Ammo Techs, Chefs, Posties, Drivers, Suppliers..few more)
 
#5
Oh okay mate, well its looking like the quickest to me at the moment, eighteenth may is the next intake day, and i should be in phase one by then if all goes well and im in litchfeild by march.
 
#6
Oh okay mate, well its looking like the quickest to me at the moment, eighteenth may is the next intake day, and i should be in phase one by then if all goes well and im in litchfeild by march.
You're joining the infantry as it's the fastest way to get into the army? If that career is what you want to do go for it, but waiting a bit isn't going to kill you if at the end of it you get a job you'll enjoy a lot more.
 
#7
I did say one of the reasons mate, but yeah iv'e been in the process of joining for a while anyway so iv'e waited enough mate i am generally just on about waiting after iv'e done selection.
 
#9
Fair enough, no harm intended, i can relate to the waiting side of things!
@Nato, not quite sure what you're getting at with highlighting that, an unfortunate choice of words perhaps, but it's not like i was suggesting do something different because you might get killed.
 
#10
a year to get in infantry thats insane :O , i wana be in this year lol not next year im eiher going engineers or infantry eiter one ill be happy. but a year is mad,
 
#12
screw that il be pestering my recruiterlike mad haha, i no they hate it but once evrythings passed i want in got bar test monday i wont be hanging about with ym application process
 
#13
Fair enough, no harm intended, i can relate to the waiting side of things!
@Nato, not quite sure what you're getting at with highlighting that, an unfortunate choice of words perhaps, but it's not like i was suggesting do something different because you might get killed.
FFS, It's called squaddie humour mate....should have signed for it when you first got issued your kit or your first bollocking for just being there.
 
#17
it's more down to what job you want and how much in demand there in for that postion to be filled. When i went in the navy about 18months to get in and the job sucked so much i left i was totaly gutted.
i loved the dartmoore out side stuff the weapon training and anything pyshical hence why the army is the job for me :D.
but waiting a year will suck i started my sign up in january lets see how long it takes.
 
#19
Youve gone for a medical combat tech mate, your bound to be waiting a while, its a very-subscribed job which demands high grades, all the best to you on that one though mate, should be proud of yourself
I started my application in April last year and I start basic in July this year so in total it will be 16 months. I would have been in sooner but when I went to ADSC at the end of September I was deferred on the medical. Fortunately, they let me continue with ADSC which meant that once the issue had been resolved I didn't need to return to ADSC.

Anyway, I ended up needing a minor operation which I had 3 days before Christmas and had to wait to recover. I then had to get my GP to send a letter back to the Medical Officers at ADSC declaring me fit and well again. Once they received and processed this I finally got my pass at ADSC and put on the waiting list for a job.

As I said, had I of passed ADSC whilst I was there, I would have probably be starting in the next few weeks, if not already at Phase 1.
 
#20
I started my application in April last year and I start basic in July this year so in total it will be 16 months. I would have been in sooner but when I went to ADSC at the end of September I was deferred on the medical. Fortunately, they let me continue with ADSC which meant that once the issue had been resolved I didn't need to return to ADSC.

Anyway, I ended up needing a minor operation which I had 3 days before Christmas and had to wait to recover. I then had to get my GP to send a letter back to the Medical Officers at ADSC declaring me fit and well again. Once they received and processed this I finally got my pass at ADSC and put on the waiting list for a job.

As I said, had I of passed ADSC whilst I was there, I would have probably be starting in the next few weeks, if not already at Phase 1.
What were you deffered for?
 

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