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Offline Brandon Z

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Work Full time, Basic Training Days
« on: April 29, 2012, 11:29:51 »
I currently work full time Toronto. I am 26 and have been always wanting to join the army. I want to join the 32 Brigade as a reservist.  Just would like to know how it works with basic training.  It is weekend courses or do I have to go aways for the whole course at once?  Thanks

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Re: Work Full time, Basic Training Days
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 13:55:22 »
BMQ courses are run on weekends in the fall, and full time in the summer.  Also,  courses like BMQ-Land and your trade training will be done full time in the summer.

A quick search here.. and possibly on the unit(s) website you are interested on joining would also have gotten you the answer.

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Re: Work Full time, Basic Training Days
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 12:18:42 »
Not sure about 32Bde, but out here in 39 there have been weekend BMQ-Ls run also. Some of your other courses may be on weekends as well, such as driver wheeled.
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Re: Work Full time, Basic Training Days
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2012, 12:35:03 »
Usually, you can do BMQ, and sometimes even SQ on the weekend. However, ALL trade courses are done on a full time basis in the summer.

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Re: Work Full time, Basic Training Days
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2012, 13:10:07 »
Usually, you can do BMQ, and sometimes even SQ on the weekend. However, ALL trade courses are done on a full time basis in the summer.

I can attest to this. I did BMQ on weekends and that was 10 weekends total, and the BMQ-Land is 11. Like Bomber for Life noted, my DP1 will be a full month in the summer, but most subsequent courses I can choose to do will be offered on weekends.

If you can get a month away from work in the summer, and if you really think you can handle being away 2-3 weekends a month for 9 months [Sept - May doing BMQ and BMQ-Land], ON TOP of work, then I suggest you try it out. We have a few people who have full-time careers and are your age [one is even 40] , so don't let any thoughts of age or career dissuade you from joining...unless you know the time commitment will be too great.
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Re: Work Full time, Basic Training Days
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2012, 14:30:23 »
I currently work full time Toronto. I am 26 and have been always wanting to join the army. I want to join the 32 Brigade as a reservist.  Just would like to know how it works with basic training.  It is weekend courses or do I have to go aways for the whole course at once?  Thanks

I just spoke to a friend of mine who is in 32 Brigade, and he confirmed that they (The Lorne Scots [an Infantry Regiment]) do run weekend BMQ courses.
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