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Requirements to join the Army

To join the Army you will need to reach several requirements both educational and physical depending on the career you want to pursue for this leaflet I will be doing it on the requirements to join the Army as a rifleman.
To join as a rifleman you do not need to have any qualification though if you do it makes you look better. You will be required to be physically fit and able to pass the week long physical tests that included a 9 mile march with 25kg worth of kit on your back, doing 50 sit-ups in 2 minutes and 50 push-ups in 2 minutes.

You will also need to pass a medical test which will consist with an overall check for any current medical conditions and any recent drug use.



Requirements to join the police force

There are no formal requirements to apply for the police force but to get into the police force you must pass some physical tests and have a bleep test result of 5 which in all honesty is average for 20 year old. You will also have to be able to push and pull a weight of 35kg. You will also need to be a permanent citizen of the British isles. It is seen as a head start should you have good G.C.S.E grades because it shows you have good determination and able to keep focused on the job at hand. You must also be medically well however if you suffer from asthma you will still be able to join but you will not be allowed to be on patrol.

Application process for the Army

Initial application:

Use Role Finder to find out more about the opportunities that are available in the Army: Soldier, Officer or Professionally Qualified; Regular or Territorial and within Territorial; National or Regional. Add information about yourself, your interests and the skills you either have or would like to gain and Role Finder will suggest roles which are most suited to you. This will hopefully point you in the right direction of where you want to go.
If having explored the site you may have some further questions, give them a ring on 0845 600 8080 or chat with serving personnel via their Facebook pages. If you would rather meet face to face, then drop by your local Army Careers Centre (ACC) or call up to book an appointment to see a Careers Advisor (CA). They'll be able to explain your options on the roles you're interested in and arrange visits to the units your interested in.If what you've seen or heard interests you, then you can take the next step by registering your details on the online application form. Once you have done that, you can save your application and complete it at your own pace. This does not commit you to joining the Army. You can always apply at an ACC if you would prefer.

Interview:

Once you’ve decided for sure what career you want to persue and are ready to take your application to the next level, you will be invited for an interview with a Careers Adviser (CA). The interview allows you to get answers to any further questions you may have about the Army, the joining process and how to prepare, as well as giving the CA the chance to confirm your suitability for the Army.

Selection:
Providing you meet all the standards required and your medical report is favorable you will be invited to attend two-days at an Assessment Centre (AC). Here you will be tested to see if you have the potential to be a soldier. You will also be given a further Army medical to make sure you are fit and well enough to start your initial Phase 1 training.


Having completed the assessment at the Assessment Centre you’ll be given a grade. This will directly affect how long it will be before you are invited to start your initial training, known as Phase 1. Another factor that will affect this process is the number of places the Army has to offer for each specific trade. Therefore it is important you discuss your result with your Careers Adviser.

if you have passed you will begin you Phase 1. Where you conduct your Phase 1 training will depend on how old you are and which job you’ll be doing. If you are under the age of 17 years and 5 months you will be classified as a Junior Soldier and do either a six-month or 12-month course. If you are older than 17 years and 5 months you will conduct a 14-week package. Recruits joining the Infantry must complete a combined Phase 1 and Phase 2 course that lasts 28 weeks. Phase 1 training teaches you about the Army’s core values, as well as basic military skills such as tactics, weapon handling, first aid and map reading. You will also develop you fitness, confidence, discipline and general administration to enable you work as part of a team. Finally, you will be helped to improve your basic numeracy, literacy and general communication skills this will vary depending on your results from the Assessment center. Then finally upon completing your Phase 1 training you will be considered a trained soldier and will be posted to a specialist training center There you will be taught the key skills required to perform your initial job. Phase 2 training can take from a few months to more than a year to complete depending on your job.


Information taken from the Army website: http://www.army.mod.uk/join/20177.aspx


Application process for the Police force.

Initial application:

Find out which Force(s) in the area of the country that you would like to work in are recruiting and request an Application Pack.On receiving your application form the force that you have applied to will check your eligibility and mark your competency questions.

Selection:

Two weeks before attending the assessment centre you will be sent material for it. At the centre you will be tested on your written English skills, verbal reasoning, oral skills and your mathematical skills. The title for this combination of tests is the 'Police Initial Recruitment Test' (PIRT).These will be tested in a number of ways, interview, role-play and written tests.The PIRT is quite a competitive process, with somewhere between 60,000 to 80,000 candidates applying to join the police service each year and about 8% being successful. To maximise your chances of success, you might like to make use of one of the professional companies that provide PIRT training.You will be invited to attend a medical and a fitness test. These may be on separate days.There are two elements to the fitness test and you must pass both before you can be appointed. But don't worry, the test is not difficult.The police are looking for no more than the minimum standard needed to enable you to work effectively as a police officer. You will be given help to improve your fitness and if you prepare yourself properly, there is no reason for you to fail.Even if you don't pass the test at your first attempt you will be allowed to re-take it. However, if you fail the test after three attempts your application will be halted and you will not be eligible to re-apply for six months.Once you are appointed you will need to maintain your fitness and you will be regularly assessed during probation.



Skills and qualities required for an Rifleman in the army.

Three skills that will be required of a British Rifleman are teamwork as they will be part of a squad that need to work together so that none of the squad get injured if they are deployed into a conflict for example Afghanistan and Iraq. they will also need good communication skills so they can work effectively within their unit and along side other regiments and Armed forces. Another skill needed is high endurance because you will be deployed on long patrols and you will need to be able to carry all the necessary gear while still having the strength to fight if you come under attack.
Three qualities that are need for the Army are honesty for when you fill in after action reports. Another one that is needed is patience as you might be sat in the base for a long time and then deployed for a 4 hour patrol. The Army also require people to have dedication to the job because if they aren't dedicated they want perform to their full extent which may lead to the person putting their entire squad at risk.