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MickTaylor

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Hi All

In the event of me wanting to return to the UK (very likely) I was wondering what opportunities there are in the Bicester area.  I am not too familiar with the UK job scene as I left to come to the states 2 days after I left the army.  My wife is from Bicester and that is where we would like to settle if we returned to good old Blighty.  I left the Corps as a WO1 Sup Controller/Tech Clerk/Sup Clerk. 
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Mick,

Mick,

Tried to PM you but you may have disabled the facility.  SCS (link below) provide quite a few personnel in DSDA Bicester and are always looking for people to fill posts in areas such as Andover etc.   Give them a go - you might be surprised.

I currently live in Bicester - if you need any further info give me a shout.

http://www.scs-ltd.co.uk/careers/
Jim

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Why are you thinking of coming back Mick?
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There are a number of C and D Grade civil service posts vacant in the DSDA Head Office building at Bicester.  I am out of the country this weekend for 6 months so I am unable to help you pinpoint the detail.  I am sure someone on here will be able to steer you in the right direction.  Hope this helps.

Wayne.
MickTaylor

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Thanks for replies guys.
Jim I sent you a private mail in answer to your question
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I had a terrible time  contacting the recruiting service of the civilian side of MoD for a job.  I eventually ended up at this link where I was finally successful at getting employment.

https://www.civilianjobs.mod.uk/

You will need to create an account.  You can search for current positions in your preferred area.  Good luck with the job hunting.

MickTaylor

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Thanks for the replys gents.  When I first opened this thread it was early last year and we were playing with the idea of returning.  Playtime is over - we are heading back early September - so any help will be appreciated. 

We had planned orginally on moving to S Wales but events have overtaken us and once again Bicester is the destination.  
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Good luck Mick.

MickTaylor

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Thanks Taff - and also thanks for the links you gave me when we thought S Wales was in our plans.

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Good luck with your move, and olso with the job hunting.

matanvah

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What sort of position or work are you looking for?Mick

MickTaylor

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Ideally - something similar to what I did in the Corps.  I was a Sup Con/Tech Clerk - last post was at the MOD with the Challenger 2 Integrated Logistic Support Management team.  (Try saying that after a few).
Therefore something at the Depot would be preferred. 
However - beggars can't be choosers so I'd look at any opportunity that came along.    
matanvah

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I will pm you.

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Good Luck Mick. Hope all goes to plan.

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Good Luck Mick. Knowing you I think you will land something fairly quigkly. Colin

studyworkraoc

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  Hey Buddy......

  What the heck is going on?   Do i have to come back to Bicester too?  I always loved that area, as can be seen by me getting posted there 3 times!!

 If you want to do something really different in that area go to Cottisford and see Mr Bell, tell him i sent you.  During one of my tours i lived in a cottage of his rent and rates free in exchange for a few hours work a week on his estate.  Lots of Old Military Men in that area, and as it was really part time you could hold down another full-time job.......(Not that Work Study was a full time job..LOL)

 Please let me know how you are getting on......
MickTaylor

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Thanks for the tip Mark - so when are you returning to the fold then.....
Be good to share a few pints, pull up a sandbag and bore the local's stupid with our tales of adventures overseas.
PHILLIPCOLE

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Bicester, want to work there, its was a penal posting 1n the early 70s LOL

MickTaylor

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Phil - I was there myself in the early 70's but as a long haired, motor biking civvy, who used to hang around the Carlton Cafe  on Market Square just down from the Red Lion.
In Bicester at that time you could go into a Pub at opening time, when the pubs kicked out at 2.30 you could go to the back room of the Carlton Cafe and drink beer as long as had something to eat, stay there till the pubs opened, when the pubs kicked out at 11.00pm you could then hit Upper Heyford until the early hours.
erm ... or so I've been told 
studyworkraoc

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Those were the days...racing to the Red Lion in the market Sq for a quick few pints with the boys from Provision Cell 3f.  Watching Bas Bailey slurp 6 pints and 6 chasers, and getting back trying not to smell too bad in front of Lt Col Lorenzen, who most definately could have ruined your career with a phone call.  I must have done something right when i took over MSC sometime after Benny Agripine, cos Laurie pretty much saved mine....Hope you are still around Col.

What was the name of the pub just outside C sites that Caleb ran?  Spent waaaay too much time in there too.

Mick.  Are you actually back in Bicester now?     Say HI to the old place for me if you are.  I actually miss it.  Fun times, and so many good memories of that area, what with all the huntin, fishin and shootin i did too.......
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