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D_B_D

Midshipman
alright guys

ive decided im going for the marines in june next year, after i finish my a-levels. i was planning on leaving now, but ive realized that i want to show the marines im not a quitter, and despite not getting on very well at 6th form im going to give it my best shot and put in 120% effort.

cheers to a lot of ex-marines and just people in the same boat as me! given me a lot of thought and advice.

one question regarding this though, im planning on going in as a commando, but will obviously have a levels under my belt. i know a lot of people do go in with degrees etc. but would the recruiting office try and sway me in for officer training or not?

sorry if questions been done to death, and for the long post!

cheers!
 
They will give you the options available to you and answer any questions you have, they won't try and sway you to Officer entry.

Bearing in mind that the number of places compared to the number of applicants is crazy, you'd have to be hotter than a very shit hot thing to be worth talking into officer entry.

Many graduates go in as Marines, so with a-levels you will not be at all out of place.
 

Drakey

War Hero
D_B_D said:
alright guys

ive decided im going for the marines in june next year, after i finish my a-levels. i was planning on leaving now, but ive realized that i want to show the marines im not a quitter, and despite not getting on very well at 6th form im going to give it my best shot and put in 120% effort.

cheers to a lot of ex-marines and just people in the same boat as me! given me a lot of thought and advice.

one question regarding this though, im planning on going in as a commando, but will obviously have a levels under my belt. i know a lot of people do go in with degrees etc. but would the recruiting office try and sway me in for officer training or not?

sorry if questions been done to death, and for the long post!

cheers!

No you're not. You're hoping to come out as one.
 

D_B_D

Midshipman
maybe im mistaken, but i thought if you joined as a soldier you were a royal marines commando, yet if you joined as an officer you were a royal marine officer?

looking back on this, i think its me being a complete kn0bber! exscuse the post!
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
D_B_D said:
one question regarding this though, im planning on going in as a commando, but will obviously have a levels under my belt. i know a lot of people do go in with degrees etc. but would the recruiting office try and sway me in for officer training or not?

It's up to you. most people would say if you are capable of being an Officer then you should join as one, however academic qualifications don't mean you will be a good leader.

85% of successful RM Young Officers join with a degree. 17% of Other Ranks join academically qualified for Officer from within the Corps. Each Other Rank Recruit Troop normally has about two graduates out of the 55 joining.

About 5 Corps Commissions (Promotion to RM Officer from Other Rank) are accepted once a year.
 

slim

War Hero
D_B_D said:
alright i ment im planning on joining the royal marines as a commando.
my bad

I take it that English is not one of your A levels :p
Perhaps before considering joining as an occifer you might just spend some time improving your Written Englih skills.
 

D_B_D

Midshipman
slim said:
D_B_D said:
alright i ment im planning on joining the royal marines as a commando.
my bad

I take it that English is not one of your A levels :p
Perhaps before considering joining as an occifer you might just spend some time improving your Written Englih skills.

no "englih" is not one of my A levels. im taking physics, human biology and geography.

thanks for everyones reply
 
Precisely. As were members of the Royal Marine Light Infantry and Royal Marine Artillery. I suggest Ziodberg speak to his Cpl, or nearest DL for remedial Corps History.....
 

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