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Joining The British Army by mmark12(m): 8:42am On Jun 18, 2013
I am planning to join the British Army, I have been invited for an interview in August after passing the Barb Test. I am applying to Information Technology career with Royal Signals.

I want to be join because of
(1) Pay
(2) Travel
(3) Education ( I have masters but want to learn IT skills that will be useful after service)

I am 1000% that the I may have to go to war and may die or be injured. I have peace with that reality so u dont have to mention it. I am a believer that they is more to life than sittng behind a computer (WORK FOR AN OIL COMPANY BUT NOT HAPPY), while life and events shapes the world.

what do you think ?

PLEASE LETS HAVE A CRITICAL DISCUSSION AND NO INSULTS AND ABUSEs, WE ARE ADULTS, SO LET US ACT LIKE ONE.
Re: Joining The British Army by fresky(m): 8:55am On Jun 18, 2013
Nice one mister, kudos for your courage. However I have questions for u.
First, are u a citizen of that country?
Second have u considered that your career advancement might be restricted since I suspect you are not a citizen. On reconsideration, I think thEy ought to even make u a citizen.

Anyways, gOod luCk, and try to pack enough jazz go oohh.
Re: Joining The British Army by mmark12(m): 9:06am On Jun 18, 2013
fresky: Nice one mister, kudos for your courage. However I have questions for u.
First, are u a citizen of that country?
Second have u considered that your career advancement might be restricted since I suspect you are not a citizen. On reconsideration, I think thEy ought to even make u a citizen.

Anyways, gOod luCk, and try to pack enough jazz go oohh.


I am not a citizen but commonwealth citizens are eligble. I dont think my career advancement will be restricted. I will have equal opportunity along side UK Citizens.

No need for jazz, just be physically fit and make sure u are willing to tolerate The army lifestyle.
Re: Joining The British Army by mayo47(m): 6:49pm On Jun 18, 2013
@mmark12 have u lived in the UK because u've got to have lived for a couple of years before u considered.
Re: Joining The British Army by mmark12(m): 8:08pm On Jun 18, 2013
mayo47: @mmark12 have u lived in the UK because u've got to have lived for a couple of years before u considered.

for Soldier career: no residency requirement
for Officer career: 5 yrs
Re: Joining The British Army by johndoe44: 2:36am On Dec 26, 2013
Do you have proof that you can do that? According to their website and numerous online news reports they stopped doing that. In order to join now you have to have resided in the uk for 5 years before you will be accepted. Your best bet is the french foreign legion . Good luck.

sources:
http://www.army.mod.uk/join/20149.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_militaries_that_recruit_foreigners
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2360771/Commonwealth-citizens-live-Britain-years-joining-Armed-Forces-ministers-try-cut-military-numbers.html
Re: Joining The British Army by tosmartak(m): 9:31pm On Dec 31, 2013
johndoe44: Do you have proof that you can do that? According to their website and numerous online news reports they stopped doing that. In order to join now you have to have resided in the uk for 5 years before you will be accepted. Your best bet is the french foreign legion . Good luck.

sources:
http://www.army.mod.uk/join/20149.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_militaries_that_recruit_foreigners
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2360771/Commonwealth-citizens-live-Britain-years-joining-Armed-Forces-ministers-try-cut-military-numbers.html

Yup! YoÙ are right. I applied around march this year and was told I aint eligible due to the new uk policy.. You must have been a resident for at least 5 years or one blah blah whatever... So OP, how and when did you apply for you to have been called for an interview.
Re: Joining The British Army by xavi50(m): 10:18am On Jul 13, 2019
mmark12:
I am planning to join the British Army, I have been invited for an interview in August after passing the Barb Test. I am applying to Information Technology career with Royal Signals.

I want to be join because of
(1) Pay
(2) Travel
(3) Education ( I have masters but want to learn IT skills that will be useful after service)

I am 1000% that the I may have to go to war and may die or be injured. I have peace with that reality so u dont have to mention it. I am a believer that they is more to life than sittng behind a computer (WORK FOR AN OIL COMPANY BUT NOT HAPPY), while life and events shapes the world.

what do you think ?

PLEASE LETS HAVE A CRITICAL DISCUSSION AND NO INSULTS AND ABUSEs, WE ARE ADULTS, SO LET US ACT LIKE ONE.

Op are you in UK already or in Nigeria. Because British army requires all candidates that wants to join that are from Commonwealth to be in UK with Valid Visa.
Re: Joining The British Army by devlishGINGER(m): 11:06pm On Jul 13, 2019
mmark12:


for Soldier career: no residency requirement
for Officer career: 5 yrs


good luck to you bro

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