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January Intake

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  • got the pack today




  • Well done! Congrats! I thought Wednesday would have been the last day...had given up hope! Maybe tomorrow!lol




  • theres always hope hope it works out for you




  • Seems like there will be no more calls or packs. Back to rage waiting again lol




  • what are your stats sri?


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  • 1986 how do you know all the calls/packs are finished?




  • Just guessing I do not know.

    Don't they normally go out over a 2-3 day period max?




  • My stats are RC ..merit 360-390 - medical passed & vetting passed!




  • 1986j wrote: »
    Just guessing I do not know.

    Don't they normally go out over a 2-3 day period max?

    Thats correct - perhaps with the weather maybe 1 or 2 lucky folks may get a pack tomorrow but if not then it's back to waiting I reckon.




  • To all those who got the call for the next intake, WELL DONE. Welcome to the best thing you will ever do in your life. I am just finished my first week in the Hotel and it was awesome. I have been lucky to be in a really great squad and we all seem to get on really well. And this is the best piece of advice ( based on my small experience) try to get on with the rest of the squad. If you sit in your room moping around and not talking to anyone then you will quickly start to hate G,ville. You are all going to be living together for a month and spending most of the rest of the next six with each other. I know for a fact if I didn't I would not be going back next week.
    You will have a ball. This is the best job in the world and you will enjoy every minute of it. We in the reds (Reds Rule) will try to scare you with stories of show parades and all sorts of scary things. Take it all in your stride we are going through the same stories now from the courses ahead of us. Don't be afraid to come and talk to us we are all nice and won't bite you (well most of us).

    Looking forward to seeing you all on your induction day.

    PS Be on time for everything, and men shave every day ;)


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  • Thanks Minerdees , great to see someone in GV on here giving some advice - delighted to hear it's going well.




  • I don't think it has really sunk in just yet gonna need to start the shopping list soon anyone else start to dislike their current job now as you know you have a start date lol :p




  • Listen to twilightbella, I too have just finished my first week, what a week guys, lots to take in and long long long.... days. Its like being part of a big family, everyone bonding and helping eachother out is the key to success!
    Any questions judt PM me!

    Good Luck and Congratulations




  • Out of interest, how many are in your intake pcplumb and twilightbella? Forgive me if I have missed this info.




  • Contgrats ... so far this is the happiest thread I have seen on Boards coming out of Ireland for a while.

    Well done you guys.




  • First week down, twenty to go! Listen to the good advice on the forum, but don't let things scare you. I was a little worried after being told how hard intake Sunday was going to be, but actually found it very enjoyable. To an extent, you have to sit back and let the whole thing wash over you.

    If you're a little older than some of the sergeants or trainers, you need to accept that you need to take their word as gospel and don't answer back; some people can find authority difficult, but you really need to learn to live with it at Garnerville.

    Bring plenty of thermals as its bloody freezing out on the parade square; the drill staff will be there to warm you up. The rooms are depressingly awful but it's all part of the experience.

    Well done to everyone who has got or will get the call for January, Garnerville is what you make of it and personally I'm having a great time!




  • Have any of you guys heard anything about future intakes since starting last week??




  • A bolt of lightning out of the blue..........I'm going too -it's taken three years and a re-call!!:cool:




  • dvc1976 wrote: »
    A bolt of lightning out of the blue..........I'm going too -it's taken three years and a re-call!!:cool:
    Well done dvc1976. See you there.




  • dvc1976 wrote: »
    A bolt of lightning out of the blue..........I'm going too -it's taken three years and a re-call!!:cool:

    Congratulations - what do you mean by '' a re-call '' ?


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  • So I stopped looking at this forum ages ago, so long ago that I don't recognise half you folk! I kept getting just average marks in the assessment process and was getting depressed quite frankly seeing everyone getting their callups.

    So I just decided to plug on and see what happens, did ok in this years tests, and lo and behold I got vetting forms for the first time, then a medical letter landed on the doorstep. I was excited but wary from previous failures. Then it all stops with the freeze, bitterly disappointed, I effectively gave up as I knew that there were probably hundreds of people at least ahead of me in the queue so to speak.

    So I resign myself to the fact that I will have to stay at my job and start looking for other opportunities, maybe there's other career paths out there....

    And then a big brown envelope drops on the floor ;)

    So it's taken a long time but for anyone who's still waiting, don't lose hope, the whole process is convoluted and awkward and goodness knows how things get organised at the end of the day, but you still might get that call out of the blue. :D




  • When did you get the call Mr Anderson? Are you still at G'ville? Any advice for us new recruits?




  • No no, the big brown envelope only dropped at the weekend there :D

    I'm in the same position as you guys now, totally out of the blue....

    And I'm so flamin excited!!!




  • delancey42 wrote: »
    Congratulations - what do you mean by '' a re-call '' ?

    I got a "Dear John" in January 2008 from C13. But then in the summer just past, I received a phone call asking if I would be willing to re-sit medical and re-submit vetting............
    Scraping the bottom of the barrel?? :p




  • dvc1976 wrote: »
    I got a "Dear John" in January 2008 from C13. But then in the summer just past, I received a phone call asking if I would be willing to re-sit medical and re-submit vetting............
    Scraping the bottom of the barrel?? :p

    I have to say I have not heard of that before but then this process is constantly throwing up surprises ;) Well done !




  • dvc1976 wrote: »
    I got a "Dear John" in January 2008 from C13. But then in the summer just past, I received a phone call asking if I would be willing to re-sit medical and re-submit vetting............
    Scraping the bottom of the barrel?? :p

    Were you in the present campaign c15?

    If so were where you on the merit list?




  • Gee-22 wrote: »
    Were you in the present campaign c15?

    If so were where you on the merit list?

    no, I'm not in the present campaign, I applied again in 2008, but then secured what I thought was a "job for life" with good prospects so I withdrew...

    I have been appointed on my score from c13......




  • Are you RC?




  • 1986j wrote: »
    Are you RC?

    actually, I'm a devout atheist!!

    I'm from an RC family, but I'm not from NI so fall into the "other" category;)


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  • dvc1976 wrote: »
    no, I'm not in the present campaign, I applied again in 2008, but then secured what I thought was a "job for life" with good prospects so I withdrew...

    I have been appointed on my score from c13......

    Seems an unusual situation, but lucky aul you.


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