Blandford: Centre of Excellence or Museum?

Discussion in 'Royal Signals' started by George_W_Bush, Mar 24, 2003.

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  1. is Blandford just a waste of space or a top class training facility???
    post your views here.
  2. IS Ski Geek

    IS Ski Geek War Hero Moderator

    mmmm Investors in people award, centre of excellence.

              A     R     R    S    E     !   !   !   !

    But not to worry as the trainees are ok and have some lovely facilitys.
  3. what happened to the poll?
    some moderator at Blandford got the hump and took it off??
  4. Not as far as I am aware.  I shall investigate. ???
  5. ah yes that farce
    work really hard doing the paper work to get the nice plaque for the HQ wall and then forget about it
    panic when you hear there is an audit about to happen
    issue everyone with a training questionaire and then do nothing about any (if any) of the points raised in the few completed and handed in
  6. The poll is back...I believe there may have been some problem with a software upgrade.
  7. Bad CO

    Bad CO LE Admin Reviews Editor Gallery Guru

    Guilty - am currently testing a new version of the board software.  Should be ready in the next couple of weeks
  8. Having instructed there I can confirm that the poll is certainly heading in the right direction!!!!!
  9. George W, you missed out the option on the poll, that reads S**t hole.
  10. Who replied Centre Of Excellence.  Come on tell all. Probably a sprog who thinks its great.
  11. IS Ski Geek

    IS Ski Geek War Hero Moderator

    or the muppet who got an MBE or OBE for setting the place up!!!!
  12. Blandford is good for only one thing............................ ???
  13. 749

    749 Old-Salt

    Blindfold Camp is out of touch with the real world  8)
  14. 749

    749 Old-Salt

    the poll died on here again :(
  15. 749

    749 Old-Salt

    to show how dated the Corps is:

    why does it say on the Job Description of a Class 1 Systems Engineering Technician that they are eligible for membership of The Institution of Electronics and Electrical Incorporated Engineers (IEEIE)

    explain this then

    The IIE was established in April 1998 to champion the cause of the practical engineering professional, The Institution of Incorporated Engineers (IIE) is the largest and most influential multidisciplinary engineering institution in the UK.

    The Institution was formed by the merger of The Institution of Electronic and Electrical Incorporated Engineers (IEEIE), The Institution of Mechanical Incorporated Engineers (IMechIE), and The Institute of Engineers and Technicians (IET). In 1999 there was a further merger with The Institution of Incorporated Executive Engineers (IIExE). IIE now boasts a growing worldwide membership of some 40,000 men and women.

    In October 2001, IIE received a Royal Charter in recognition of the significant contribution of its members to the UK economy and society.

    i would say they were at least 4 years out of touch on this :?

    it also says that Class 1 Technician is recognised by the The Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications and Plumbing Union.

    In 1992 The Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications and Plumbing Union amalgated with the Engineers to form the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union.
    that would make them 11 years out of touch on that!

    nice to see that the centre of excellence has bothered to keep up to date with what is happening in the big bad world outside of the land that time forgot otherwise known as the county of Dorset.
    with such cutting edge thinking as this is it any wonder that we are more worried about extensions to the corps museum than training and retention?

    and why is the poll that used to be on here still not working?