RMR London recruiting

kawasaki

Newbie
Hi, I hope this is ok to put forward this type of post, but I have had very close links with Chatham Det. of RMR London over the past 5 or 6 years and I know that all of RMR London is recruiting now, for an intake around October.
As this is the annual recruitment drive it is an opportunity that can be easily missed.

Any ideas on making sure the right sort of people are made aware of the opportunity that is available to them in becoming a Royal Marine Reservist would be much appreciated.

cheers

Andy
 
You say annual, does this mean that they will not be recruiting in January or is this only if they have room to spare?

I was under the impression that there usually is a January intake for London and that was the one I was aiming for...
 

kawasaki

Newbie
hi, the best thing you can do is check with London, bearing in mind they are on leave at present, as far as i know the process needs to be pretty much underway by sept/oct to be ready for the next intake, ie all medicals, eye tests, pre joing fitness test, interview, selection and induction completed by around the beginning of November which would tie in with your date of January, but i dont think you would be advised to turn up in Jan and expect to get in, have you been in contact with London and are you in holding troop?

Andy
 

iceman

Midshipman
you can get the application process (medical,RT,PJFT and interview) done within 6 weeks depending on how busy your AFCO is. Last time (january) people were allowed to do selection when they only joined HT around a month beforehand. as far as i know there is an intake in oct/nov and january.
 

kawasaki

Newbie
The AFCO at Chatham was excellent last time around, all i would say is check with London for the dates as i know it can take a while to get a firm date for the next selection and induction weekends and i am fairly sure there is only going to be one intake unless it has changed recently.
 

kawasaki

Newbie
As far as i know if you are ex regular RM and you had completed all your training, you just need to contact RMR London and do the relevant paperwork but i understand all the usual medical/entry requirements need to be passed.
I believe ex reg recruits that havent completed their training would start at the beginning but it depends on the individual and how far through training they got as to whether they could jump in with say Phase 2.

hope that helps, if you need more info best thing is ask RMR London.

Was you fully trained?

Andy
 

kawasaki

Newbie
Condo, Thats the best idea, i think the recruiting process has been under review for a while and now with the new CO in place i think they really want to drive it forward so things could be changing all the time.

It is a good idea to get into holding troop as soon as poss if they run that the same as Chatham so you can get a good idea of what phys to get good at, and you will have a good idea of what to expect and what is expected.

where do you live?

Andy
 
Bristol currently but moving to London shortly - hence non-attendance at the Holding Troop (I know there is RMR Bristol but, long story, have not / will not be in Bristol long enough to attend there either)
 

kawasaki

Newbie
Fair play mate, hope it all goes well, London is a fantastic location being the HQ, they have all the gucci kit there and you will have loads of other nods to share the phys with!!

Andy
 
Greetings all, new to this site. Looking for some help regarding this thread.

Have been in holding troop RMR London since Feb this year, due to quite a serious injury I will miss out on the Oct selection next month. I am gutted, however I like Condotierri and iceman thought that there was another selection in January as there was this year, although I have also heard May/June! this is ages away.

Have any of you guys managed to find out exactly when the next selection weekend is for RMR London? I have tried the AFCO and called Bemondsey but still no definite answer.

It does seem a bit a bit odd having an intake three months after the last selection when it usually takes 7/8 months to train Phase 1? If anyone knows more on this please let us know?

Thanks and all the best
 
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