CMT2 - CMT 1

#2
Ask your PSI.

msr
 
#3
It is 12mths between CMT 2 + 1.

However if you gain a distinction on your CMT3 then the wait is only 6mths before your CMT2, same applies for CMT 2
 
#4
it's standard policy to wait and put that experience to use.If you have a switched on psi,you'll get on the course.if not you'll have to wait till there's a space on the next course.depending who's country the army's invading next.I thank you.
 
#5
There's no distinction on CMT2 any more, and getting a distinction at class 3 doesn't matte. It's down to your PSI and PSAO if you'll get on it. If they can come up with a good enough reason then you'll be on it.


T C
 
#6
The_Cheat said:
There's no distinction on CMT2 any more, and getting a distinction at class 3 doesn't matte. It's down to your PSI and PSAO if you'll get on it. If they can come up with a good enough reason then you'll be on it.


T C
This has nothing to do with the PSAO.

msr
 
#8
bampot said:
it's standard policy to wait and put that experience to use.If you have a switched on psi,you'll get on the course.if not you'll have to wait till there's a space on the next course.depending who's country the army's invading next.I thank you.
Is CMT a good trade?....its just that I quite fancy havin a go at that as one of my possible trades to put down on my forms......but read on here how its all got fu@ked up and CMT's cant do anything without supervision and generally used for doing skivvy type jobs and gonna be turned into healthcare asistants (arse wiping and emptying bedpans???? Any ideas?

JOTS
 
#9
Are CMTs a recruitment gap at the moment? What about retention? :?
 
#10
Have a look around this forum and you'll get a good idea. Some CMT's have a blinding time, lots of cool jobs and relevant training and some end up as the QM's brew bitch.

The supervision aspect is mainly a TA problem (I think) but that to is being addressed (allegedly!)

It's all a bit smoke and mirrors at the moment!


T C
 
#11
The_Cheat said:
Have a look around this forum and you'll get a good idea. Some CMT's have a blinding time, lots of cool jobs and relevant training and some end up as the QM's brew bitch.

The supervision aspect is mainly a TA problem (I think) but that to is being addressed (allegedly!)

It's all a bit smoke and mirrors at the moment!


T C
So would you recommend it? I know it's my decision but am thinking to go CMT at a local unit. I just got the impression if I did I'd be told in the near future my trade has disapperared and I can either re-badge or become care assistant whuch would be a right a load of **** as far as I'm concerned and probably hassle aswell.

If that was the case, I'd sooner just join as another trade in the first place and avoid the hassle.
 
#12
johnnyonthespot said:
The_Cheat said:
Have a look around this forum and you'll get a good idea. Some CMT's have a blinding time, lots of cool jobs and relevant training and some end up as the QM's brew bitch.

The supervision aspect is mainly a TA problem (I think) but that to is being addressed (allegedly!)

It's all a bit smoke and mirrors at the moment!


T C
So would you recommend it? I know it's my decision but am thinking to go CMT at a local unit. I just got the impression if I did I'd be told in the near future my trade has disapperared and I can either re-badge or become care assistant whuch would be a right a load of * as far as I'm concerned and probably hassle aswell.

If that was the case, I'd sooner just join as another trade in the first place and avoid the hassle.
What other units do you have near by? Why not go to a differrent Corps (Sappers?) and then do your RCMT course with them? You'll be duel traded and get all the same medical training, with all the Sapper type bombs and bridges and drinking songs as well.

T C
 
#13
I have loads of units nearby am quite lucky.......engineers, infantry sigs logistics etc and a field hospital. What is the RCMT and how does it work? As you say, I was thinking about joining one of those units but as a med corps CMT but is there another way via the RCMT????
Cheers

JOTS
 
#14
im med corps attached to Inf, i personally think its a better way of being a CMT espcially if you have decent centralised training and the opportunity to go on Ex with Feild Hosps ect, you get the best of both worlds.

Anyone can go on the CMT/CMA course, you dont have to be RAMC. I know a few guys from Battalion that have done it and there were certainly a few inf guys on mine. Whether the unit your with has a functional space for so called RCMT's on the ORBAT is a different matter... i dont really know how it works. just ask around i guess.
 

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#15
I'm thinking about doing the CMT course (as an infantryman) sometime next year. We're supposed to have on CMT trained bod per Platoon/Multiple, but don't think we're anywhere near that. We do have a RAMC CMT at Coy HQ though as well as a couple more at Bn level (with a Doctor thrown in to boot).
 
#16
Thats the thing, our Battalion has 1 or 2 RAMC CMTS at each coy, and a few knocking round HQ with the MO etc.
Its a good course for the guys to do, but it maybe that you wont get used much in that way. Although if you go tabbing in Brecon or other joyous activities there would probably need to be a qualified medic there for the sake of paperwork requirements etc..



edited because im a ming mong..
 
#17
So waht your saying is join as something else other than a CMT and then if its available do this other thingy which will give me some medical training? Yes?

If I go as a RAMC CMT at my local TA centre, I can expect to hang around on an exercise if someone gets a sprained ankle or cuts themsleves opening a tin and then volunteer/go on tour and get used for emptying bed pans and folding laundry in the field hosp...Hmmmmmm thanks for clarifying that for me.

JOTS :(
 
#18
My personal opinion is try something else,Cmt is a role that isn't appreciated much by the AMS heirachy.unless you have a fetish for painting green boxes,and putting up tentage.Theres an attitude bordering on contempt in the AMS,towards the CMT role. :twisted:
 
#19
I did my CMT 3 to 2 in May this year and two people got a distinction on it.

Also, it is possible to do CMT2 to 1 in six months, but I do not know if this has anything to do with distinctions on CMT3-2 or special dispensation from 2 Med Bde. I do understand that the courses are very full and in demand at the moment so ask early - you might not have any choice but to wait 12 months +
 

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