Jobs after leaving?

Discussion in 'The Corps' started by Honour_Courage_Respect, Mar 12, 2007.

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  1. Although im not in the marines yet i do one day hope to be, however i was wondering what jobs are available to commando who has just left. I know i may be thinking to far ahead but i dont want to join, love it then if i decided to come have some sh*te job.
    any advice appreciated.
  2. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Contract killer
  3. bouncer at Mothercare?
  4. English teacher?
  5. lol yea i know they are all possibilites.......... but i mean seriously???
  6. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    The booties that I know who have gone outside are:

    A security guard, a bouncer, a Prison Officer, couple of HGV drivers a chauffeur/ bodyguard/ general dogs body for company director and a paramedic. The World's your oyster :mrgreen:
  7. Depends what you specialise in and how far up the food chain you get.

    Plenty of opportunities with the skills you develop.
  8. I would worry more about just getting in and passing out. Once in have a few years General Duties(GD), then think about Specialised Qualifications (SQs) or Additional Qualifications (Ad Quals), that could help you get work on the outside. IE Driving courses, Signals (Tele Techs, hard to get but supposed to be good) Vehicle Mechanics(do they still have tham?) basically anything that can be put on a CV.
    There is not much scope for civilian employment in some SQs, such as Platoon Weapons Instructor or Drill Instructor, but if that is what toasts your crumpet you will probably want to be a career bootneck so you will get the pension at the end of your service.
    First and foremost though, I repeat my first statement get in and pass out. Good luck. :grin:
  9. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    H_C_R, alot of your posts are about what to do if you can't hack training or what to do when you leave the Corps. Are you sure you want to join or are you seduced by the image?

    Like NZ said mate, concentrate on getting in and passing out, then worry about the afterlife.
  10. Believe me mate, i defiantly want to join! But what i dont want to do is to walk in with a big blindfold on!
  11. Sorry NZB but this is a little dated. Many SQs now offer civilian qualifications. For example, as a PW there is the opportunity to become an NVQ assesor (forget the correct title now that D32/33 have gone) a valuable asset in civilian life, if that floats your boat. Not only that but, as many former RM will tell you, it's not what you know but how you sell yourself that will get you your next job. As I told you on another thread, HCR, consider the future, get the info from the AFCO and it will be accurate and up to date.

    You need to decide which route you want then as NZB says, get in and pass out.

  12. HCR: The guys are right. One step at at time. Firstly join the corps, pass out, and spend a few years in there. When you feel you want to go outside, start planning for it and do as many courses as possible that could be beneficial for you in civvy street.

    I'm still in touch with a fair number of oppos whom I served with and they have all kinds of occupations. However, none of us were bothered about civvy street until we actually chose to join it. There's a morel of the story there somewhere mate.

    All the very best

    Green Death
  13. Thanks IMD, but I'm a little dated too. I can see where you're coming from but far too many of these types of posters regard the actual being accepted for and then passing training as a foregone conclusion.
  14. Agreed and this young man (?) doesn't even seem able to decide what it is that he wants to do!

  15. What you do after life in the mob will depend on you far more than any particular skill or trade you learn, if you really want to do it then do it and do it now, otherwise you will never forgive yourself and probably never get anywhere anyway.
  16. James,
    Youve been asking these questions on various sites for about a year!!!!
    Do us a favour and either join or Fcuk off
  17. Your ability to undress without fear in front of lots of hairy arsed bootnecks will serve you well in the future 'sweety'. :roll:
  18. ??
  19. Try Head Porter in block of Luxury flats, get free flat no bills to pay all free, 5 day week. I am a Head Porter in Knightsbridge have 10 staff, 2 bed flat all found only pay for food, £27.000 a year plus tips normally drink. If you want more details call me would help you get a job no problem.

    Will only take ex service.

  20. And you left a girls school for that? Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez.

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