Level of commitment required/tie in with civvy job?

#1
Hi, I'm new to this forum and wrote this on another one so hope you don't mind my blatant laziness in copying and pasting it here...!

I'm about to move to Aberdeen and notice there is an RMR unit there and am keen to join.

I appreciate there must obviously be a high degree of commitment when joining reserve forces, but a bit worried if I can commit right now.

Basically I will be working offshore a lot, its unpredictable work patterns and not a clear cut x weeks on, y weeks off sort of thing. I really want to know if its poss to:

1) join the RMR and not attend most evening sessions (work day for me will probably go on till late evening)

2) for weekend training, is it a case of 'you really must attend this particular weekend' or do you get options of various weekends in which you can sign up to train in a particular area? what happens if i cant attend RMR training in a 2 month period for example?

So in effect I'm trying to find out how likely 'unusual' work patterns in the oil industry for example are likely to impact on being in the RMR.
I'll get in touch when I move to Aberdeen, just keen for any heads up before I go. I guess in Aberdeen I might not be the only one in that situation either. Thanks for any thoughts guys.

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#2
Hi there Glasgow08 and welcome to RR.
You would need to attend as much training as possible to be able to pass out within 18 months, that's about the average length of time required from go to whoa, the more you can attend the faster you'll get through.
Go along to one of the Units Parade nights and have a chat or go along to your local AFCO for a talk with one of their Recruiters.
It might be best to wait a few months so that you have a good idea of your work routine, so you can then explain your situation to those you speak to with some detail.
Best of luck and keep us informed of your progress.
 
#4
turbo shiters ? We merely like to relax over a few sociable shandy's. Only occasionally venturing to the casino and perhaps a lap dancing establishment, always being careful not to get pussy trapped and cajoled into blowing 300 quid. Come along on a thursday and all questions will be answered.
 
#6
grollier said:
turbo shiters ? We merely like to relax over a few sociable shandy's. Only occasionally venturing to the casino and perhaps a lap dancing establishment, always being careful not to get pussy trapped and cajoled into blowing 300 quid. Come along on a thursday and all questions will be answered.
That was the best £300 I ever spent mate. :hump:
 
#7
haha good banter :D

Thanks for the welcome NZ_Bootneck, I'm not long back from holiday and have managed to miss this weekend's Scotland intake (maybe just as well as I'm still suffering the effects of several days at the Oktoberfest :w00t: ) so I'll have to wait till the next one in May. Probably also a good thing so, like you said, I know more about whats going on with my regular job requirements.

Have had some emails regarding it so I know who to speak to now and reckon I can start attending drill nights when I finally get to Aberdeen next month. A bit disappointed as was keen to get going but can't be helped, I guess I can still gain a lot from drill nights even if I haven't been on selection??

Cheers for the heads up guys :)

(oh and good luck if you're doing Scottish intake this weekend!)
 
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