Axemaker said:Thanks everyone. I have one further question.
I'd be looking to apply next year after I finish journalism school. My course will be pretty intensive so I don't want to apply before it's over. Also gives me an extra year to work on my fitness.
When I am a journo, I'll be working shifts and potentially quite unpredictable hours. With this in mind, is it realistic to think of joining the RMR?
bitty said:so whats the time scale of the diffrent stages of training? from holding troop to the green lid
Scottish_Kiwi said:Right now during recruit training,
It takes officially 1 night a week (Wed) 2 weekends a month and 2 - 2 week courses, we had one in jan and the next one is in July.
However in actual fact, most of us train for at least a couple hours every night, plus Hill walking in our weekends off, not to mention prepping kit and fixing bits here and there.
It all adds up to a pretty big commitment especially if you are working full time as well, don't expect to keep much of a social life outside the unit.