Army Recruiting DVD

#1
I was thinking of joining the regs from the TA and originally thought of RLC as Ammo Tech or Pet-Ops, however I sent off for the Army Recruitment DVD and there were several roles thats interested me from the RE and REME as well as RS. Now I am confused as RLC was my first choice but have really been swayed for RE. Which trade would be the best to give me enough of the running around in the mud but still give me a good trade when I leave the Army? I'm not looking to start a 'My trade is better than his trade' debate but more of an insight into the RE. Any help gratefully received.
 
#2
What trade do you think you could seceded in?

Combat – Good all round, plenty of chance to get play in the mud
Armoured – More stable, hardcore, play with tanks and big bits of metal
Amphibious-Stay in Germany, Marry your mates sister
Artisan- Start with combat and duel trade, something useful when you leave

Also consider Commando, Para, Diving and the chance to go Clerk of Works if it’s for you. Lots to do and as much sand as you can eat..
 
#3
Thanks for that WFG. I figured the ACIO would tell me what they wanted to try and fill any gaps and I may not get everything I want from that trade so I figured the best place would be ARRSE!! Going to look in more depth on the Army website and see what the job profiles say.
 

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#4
With recruitment and retention a problem especially retention tell the ACIO that unless you get the trade you want not only does it jeapordise your decision to join but shorten your service if you do! Insist on it its not like there's 3 million on the dole again is there?
 
#5
I just had a look at the careers website and it certainly does not back up the DVD. The DVD showed a few trades I cannot find on the website.
 
#7
I have no trade training right now as I have just passed CMS(R). The reg I am in is not really what I thought it would be like and I feel like i'm not doing anything different. Great bunch of lads mind.
 
#8
sorry to hijack the thread lol, but I've been hearing alot about the RE and most suggest that your be doing combat engineering most of the time as opposed to your chosen trade, is there any truth in this? I'm applying for Heating and Plumbing btw, if anyone cares hahaha
 
#10
yeh, I thought that could be a good trade in civvy street, even if you don't go into it after the army, you could always do your own plumbing in your home instead of calling a tradesmen lol save a few quid haha but there are so many bodgers and dodgy workman out there.

for me, the Royal Engineers seemed to have the most opportunity, i.e. you do a trade and get to be a soldier aswell, I don't really fancy sitting in front of computer equipment all the time.

so yeh, join RE ;) hehe

with any luck I'll be joining sometime this year.
 
#11
ok- shed loads of trades here boyz- i am a sparky and originally got sod all time to use it- (until i pushed for it) and now my career has gone up the cone head channel- it is either for you or not- but one thing i will say is that before applying for my current job as a sparky, i was always dirty or dusty, theatre/exersice dependant. i love being an oggie (fieldie) Everyone starts as a combat engr (remind the planties of that fact! lol) and it is just your postings/choices that choose your career structure.
I have 4 plumbing mates- 1 is now on civvy strasse in Manchester working for British Gas earning an easy 35K and he is chuffed to bits with his job. Another hates his trade but loves being a fieldy (currently a Tp Sgt at a Trg Regt). Another is a biff that has had to go resources but he still loves being a plumber (although he is shite) and the last m8 is fcuking useless with everything he does (but Mrs REFieldy is mates with Mrs FCUKING USELESS). I will say though, that a certain plumber learnt well drilling and loved that (now that will definately make sure every part of you stays dirty). I will say though that most plumbers i have met (MY OPINION ONLY) do not really get a chance to do there trade on a regular basis.
 
#15
REFieldy said:
I will say though that most plumbers i have met (MY OPINION ONLY) do not really get a chance to do there trade on a regular basis.
I was worrying about that, at my age of 28, I would need to do it all the time to really get anywhere. oh well... we shall see lol
 
#16
UberSoldat said:
REFieldy said:
I will say though that most plumbers i have met (MY OPINION ONLY) do not really get a chance to do there trade on a regular basis.
I was worrying about that, at my age of 28, I would need to do it all the time to really get anywhere. oh well... we shall see lol
Age really doesnt mean much here- only a solid piss taking if you are older than Churchill....... m8- bottom line, look into it (as u are doin) than go for it- i only got to where i am now by working for it (took 8 years)- (and i aint young either). Within our beloved corps, NO matter what trade you are, You will ALWAYS be a Combat Engineer. There are the optional EOD, Search,Boats, Cdo,Para etc... but predominantly(trade dependant) YOU will be a Combat Engineer. BUT no matter what you choose, you WILL get Civvy quals.
 
#17
You need to go and speak to your local ACIO, they have all the info that you require, what civi quals do you have? GCSE's? age is not an issue anymore as the age limit has been raised to 33.
With artisan trades you will be primarily a Cbt Engr, playing in the mud and building bridges, only really doing your trade should you be on tour doing construction, Amph stay in Germany all your life, Armd Hohne (Germany) or Tidworth area, all other jobs where ever you are required.
Any questions PM me or ask here, im currently an RE recruiter so i might just be able to offer advice!!
 
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