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Time to get rid of the beard

Discussion in 'RMR Section and RMR Selection' started by Zombie, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. Zombie

    Zombie New Member

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    Hi all

    Just a quick question about beards.

    I've got my tests coming up soon at my local AFCO (Chelmsford).
    I believe this is also when I'll have my interview and I'm guessing I'll need to be clean shaved for this, as it's a formal interview.
    Is this true? Or can I wait until after the medical?

    Any advice is appreciated.
    Cheers
     
  2. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    Personal opinion: If it's a smart, well-groomed beard I'd wait until I got a job offer.
    Regulations apply to facial hair when in the job though. Or they do for men. Unsure of the policy for women.
     
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  3. Ninja_Stoker

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    For interview, just make yourself smart & presentable. Clean shaven or beard is fine, unshaven is probably not so fine.

    My guess is Royal Marine males will be able to have long hair & beards before long anyway.
     
  4. Zombie

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    Thanks very much guys.
    I'll keep it for now, then off after I get the all clear from the medical.

    Thanks again.
     
  5. westy

    westy Well-Known Member

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    I kept mine for the RT test but took it off for the interview, then was made PMU at my medical -banghead- anyway that’s all appealed and sorted now but gutted I took my beard off so early :(
     
  6. dewalt2001

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    Make sure you go in a suit one of the blokes in there made a point that the people who came in casual clothing wouldn’t pass the interview, I think he is quite well known and respected used to be head of the rm pti branch so great person to get training advice from!
     
  7. 03092014

    03092014 Royal Marines Commando

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    I saw someone on PRMC with topknot so I'm sure a beard at an interview will be fine.
     
  8. Ninja_Stoker

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    Please tell me he had ginger hair too? :)

    I sent a guy on PRMC with an afro. Got a wtf phonecall from a miffed Corporal and had to point out he wasn't subject to uniform or dress regulations just yet.
     
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  9. Chelonian

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    It's a bit early to be thinking of Christmas but this might elicit another telephone call from pognophobes at CTCRM:

    beard-baubles-hipster-christmas-decorations-grey-london-1.jpg
     
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  10. 03092014

    03092014 Royal Marines Commando

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    Not ginger but I did see him 2 days later with his pass certificate.
     
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