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    Does anyone here work in the ordnance corps? Has anyone applied for the position of ordnance officer this month?
    I applied a couple of weeks ago, and was wondering when I should expect to hear anything back.....:-patriot:

  • #2
    Do these direct entry positions come up often? I wish they would put them on the web site instead of just the papers

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    • #3
      I didnt see it either - a friend noticed it in the Indo and gave me the word...The army had told me it would be on Military.ie and on monster - but guess what...it was'nt!

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      • #4
        Apparently they are still only processing the applications - acknowledgements will be given next week - with interviews to follow...:-patriot:

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        • #5
          sorry what are ordnance corps?

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          • #6
            http://www.military.ie/army/army_corps.htm
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            With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

            Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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            • #7
              ta

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              • #8
                Was told to expect the interviews to be held in November. Does anyone know if they are still being held - is anyone else doing it?

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                • #9
                  When was the closing date?

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                  • #10
                    Sometime in June! The interviews were to be in July/August but got postponed...now with all the talk of further cuts....dont know where I stand!

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                    • #11
                      The Irish Independent

                      13 Nov 2003

                      Military sets recruitment sights on graduates

                      THE military is to place greater emphasis on graduates in new recruitment campaigns for cadets for the Defence Forces.

                      A conference heard yesterday that the aim is to move away from primarily targeting the school leaver and concentrating more on graduates who would be compensated for their college education by being commissioned as lieutenants.

                      It is part of an overall drive to introduce an all-embracing system of integrated officer induction and training that will provide for school leavers, graduates and personnel who have come up through the enlisted ranks.

                      Raco, the representative association for officers in the Defence Forces, has for some time argued that the ad hoc systems used to train officers are divisive.

                      Its annual conference in Tralee yesterday was told by its president Lieut Col Paul Allen there were two areas where Raco would not compromise - there would be no reduction in the educational standard required and any quota system for a particular group was out of the question.

                      He also said that his association is pushing for real decentralisation of sections of Defence Forces headquarters and not merely minor movements to the fringes of Dublin city.

                      Tom Brady
                      Security Editor

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                      • #12
                        Decentralisation is a whole other issue, but recruiting graduates makes all kinds of sense from an economic point of view. You avoid paying someone wages for three years minimum as an undergraduate, and possibly bed & board also, when you only have those personnell for a max of four months a year. Thats a minimum of €60k saved per graduate recruited to the DF.

                        Add to that the life skills that a graduate will inevitably pick up, and you get a more mature, better officer corps
                        Take these men and women for your example.
                        Like them, remember that posterity can only
                        be for the free; that freedom is the sure
                        possession of those who have the
                        courage to defend it.
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                        • #13
                          Got a letter last Friday.
                          This competition has been cancelled.
                          The anticipated vacancies in the Ordnance Corps did not occur.

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                          • #14
                            Its annual conference in Tralee yesterday was told by its president Lieut Col Paul Allen there were two areas where Raco would not compromise - there would be no reduction in the educational standard required and any quota system for a particular group was out of the question
                            Nice to see who calls the shots these days. Admittedly this could be seen as "conditions of service" issue but I still don't like the idea of any representative association issuing instructions to the chain of command about how they want the DF to be run.

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                            • #15
                              Do you reckon this could push the stupid age limit back up? maybe to 29 or under as in the BA???
                              "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
                              "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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