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Hi my 18 yr old is leaving any day now.......think he only has a couple more day they want him in. He has been trying to get into the Royal Marines Band and was told yesterday after 5 moths of interviews etc its dead mans shoes and very unlikely he would get in this Sept! So no job and not much around. I know I have to let CB and CTC people know, another drop in income, we only live on my husbands two pensions as it is. Can anyone advise me what he needs to do please, ie can he sign on? Many thanks.........I am sure there are many other families out there going to be in the same situation.
He can indeed sign on when your CHB and TCs for him end (first week of Sept) but they will make it very hard work for him. The type of relentless, scattergun, high volume job seeking they insist on wont leave much scope for his preferences.
So that gives him the summer to apply for jobs or maybe another course (in which case CHB etc would be extended until his 20th birthday or end of the course, whichever comes first, provided the course is no higher than A level equivalent).
Is music his main interest?