Specialise Early?

MrBannister

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Ive noticed them some marines get the chance to opt to specialise early? When i was under the impression that they all had to do 2 years in a commando unit, anyone shead any light on this for me?

Id love to be a mountain leader, hense intrested in this... does it depend on shortages in numbers amoungst specialisations?

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you have to be a corporal to be a mountain leader.
 

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If the corp is short on men in a certain SQ, say a clerk or chef, and you really want to be HW but the waiting list is 5 years, then they could say to you right, do the clerks course, do that for a few years and you will be put to the front of the queue for the SQ of your choice...
 

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Do you have to be a corporal for PTI?

Mountain Leaders meant to be the hardest course...with a 1 outa 5 pass out rate :O
 
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its only 1 year untill you can specialise now, but for most of the gucci specialisations you have to be a corpral, which would take a few years anyway.
 

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ML and PTI are some of the highest requested specialisations i think, driver/clerk etc are ones you can go into as they're the least favourite
 

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swimmer canoiest is menta be the hardest out of all of them
1 in 10 pass rate lads but u *text deleted* be mega to pass *text deleted*
 
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swimmer canoeists are the SBS, so i wouldnt be thinking about that just yet *text deleted*
 

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A lot of people on this site are so set on statistics, 1 in 10 pass rate 5 in 10 pass rate.... in order to do something exceptionally hard you don’t even think about failing, "strength of mind" and "determination" are characterises not only endorsed by RM's but anyone who has achieved the "said" unachievable eg: beat cancer, walk when the doctor said you would never walk again.

Granted people are aware of the failure numbers, but lets look past that huh? If he's achieved it I can to should be the attitude.

Lee.
 

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ML and PTI are some of the highest requested specialisations i think, driver/clerk etc are ones you can go into as they're the least favourite[/QUOTE]

Would they force you into a specialisation that you did not want to do?
 

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If he's achieved it I can too, should be the attitude.

Lee.

Quite agree.

One thing you must have as a Royal Marine is a "Can Do" attitude.

The job of a GD Marine is certainly not a job for someone that gives up easily. In order to acheve the SQs that require even more, you should be in a better position to appreciate whether it really is within your grasp after completing Recruit Training.

When all's said & done, someone has to pass UKSF selection & training, so you should not consider it a lost cause without at least trying to achieve it.
 

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i wunt mind being an armourer...that looks pretty cool
 

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