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Confusion over pay????

#1
Hi there. Been looking at the pay scales for 2008. The basic pay for a new entrant is easy enough but I'm not sure about what you earn after that. It's got PTE pay levels 1-7 and there is a higher and lower spine. The long and short is what would I earn once passed out as a basic soldier and how do you go up the in pay levels (is it course based, time served etc)?

The reason I ask is that I'm trying to firgure out if I can afford to go reg (been TA for 5 years) and after a long time convincing the wife to go along with it I've suddenly realised that she's got a point with regards to money situation. Want to go down the CMT route but if it's deemed I'm not smart enough then it's Infantry for me.

Many thanks.

TBM
 
#4
Pay levels vary i believe on what trade you become or what corps you join. Im royal signals. I know when i passed basic trainging i went up level then also another level after a year served then not increase to passing out of phase 2. but pay increase for beoming class 2, then its done yearly. I now increase on the day i got promoted. in october i think. but also go up another level once class one. you will be up to level 4-5 within a year and half something like that
 
#5
michael3429 said:
Pay levels vary i believe on what trade you become or what corps you join. Im royal signals. I know when i passed basic trainging i went up level then also another level after a year served then not increase to passing out of phase 2. but pay increase for beoming class 2, then its done yearly. I now increase on the day i got promoted. in october i think. but also go up another level once class one. you will be up to level 4-5 within a year and half something like that
Have you thought of a career in JPA and/or the AGC? They could really use your skills.

Litotes
 
#6
Michael, is English your first language?

I thought you had to have a little bit of intelligence to be in the Royal Signals, clearly forming sentences is not a required skill then?
 

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