If your doing shift work whilest going through recruit training then it could make it awkward to attend some of the recruit weekends (again depending on the unit you go to). This could make keeping up with the standard of the rest of the troop difficult and may mean trying again the next year.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?
I can't give a time scale from holding troop as the time is normaly from passing selection.bitty said:so whats the time scale of the diffrent stages of training? from holding troop to the green lid
What? I have to disagree with that I'm sorry, do you manage your time well? I know someone doing a medicine degree and he keeps his social life tip top.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.