CS operator or CS engineer

#1
Just want some opinions from people about these two jobs,
not sure which one to make my first option.
i know the difference just wanted an insight to which job is better
i have looked on the army website aswell.
 
#4
i did search but just got loads of people saying that both jobs are bad "/
so are you saying its better to be an engineer then ?
 
#5
Dammj said:
i did search but just got loads of people saying that both jobs are bad "/
so are you saying its better to be an engineer then ?
IMO, engineer is the better choice. But you know what they say about opinions right? In one trade you will learn how the equipment works and how to repair it, in the other you will learn how to use it. The question is, what do you want to do?
 
#6
im doing cse as my first choice, but i choose it because i would rather repair the equipment, you will only find out if you like it by trying.
 
#8
One point which might sway you:

CS Engineer gets promoted to LCpl on succesful completion of all elements of Phase 2 (inc PNCO Cadre) and therefore goes straight to LCpl High-Band pay (C. £23.5K per annum). CS Operator will be a low-band Signaller until promoted to LCpl.
 
#10
At the end of the day fella, think about the bigger picture. If you become a Communcation Systems Engineer you will gain excellent qualifications throughout your career that you will be able to take with you out into civvy street (although I would hazard a guess that this might be a little bit too far in the future for you at the minute). However, either career choice would prove beneficial to you whilst in the army. Enjoy.
 
#11
Au_Courant said:
One point which might sway you:

CS Engineer gets promoted to LCpl on succesful completion of all elements of Phase 2 (inc PNCO Cadre) and therefore goes straight to LCpl High-Band pay (C. £23.5K per annum). CS Operator will be a low-band Signaller until promoted to LCpl.
As if anyone takes a Tech LCpl seriously, man up and be an Operator, its a much better job at the the end of the day, CS Eng = Bender.
 
#12
Biffta112 said:
Au_Courant said:
One point which might sway you:

CS Engineer gets promoted to LCpl on succesful completion of all elements of Phase 2 (inc PNCO Cadre) and therefore goes straight to LCpl High-Band pay (C. £23.5K per annum). CS Operator will be a low-band Signaller until promoted to LCpl.
As if anyone takes a Tech LCpl seriously, man up and be an Operator, its a much better job at the the end of the day, CS Eng = Bender.
I take it that you failed as a tech then?
 
#13
Biffta112 said:
Au_Courant said:
One point which might sway you:

CS Engineer gets promoted to LCpl on succesful completion of all elements of Phase 2 (inc PNCO Cadre) and therefore goes straight to LCpl High-Band pay (C. £23.5K per annum). CS Operator will be a low-band Signaller until promoted to LCpl.
As if anyone takes a Tech LCpl seriously, man up and be an Operator, its a much better job at the the end of the day, CS Eng = Bender.
Is that why most of the females in the Corps are Operators? Mong.
 
#15
Must agree with you Biffta112, most techs are gay; my brother is a tech, he's married & still gay!

And no everyone, I fully enjoyed being a TG (Operator to the young 'uns), without doubt; God's trade. Tech's are only good for one thing, I still can't work out what that is yet...... Oh yes BLR'ing things, at least the REME techs can fix things properly!

Biffta112, get the shagging brews on
 
#16
Biffta112 said:
Au_Courant said:
One point which might sway you:

CS Engineer gets promoted to LCpl on succesful completion of all elements of Phase 2 (inc PNCO Cadre) and therefore goes straight to LCpl High-Band pay (C. £23.5K per annum). CS Operator will be a low-band Signaller until promoted to LCpl.
As if anyone takes a Tech LCpl seriously, man up and be an Operator, its a much better job at the the end of the day, CS Eng = Bender.
To be honest Biffta112, nobody respects techs full stop. FofS especially so, bunch of workshy kunts. All they are good for is making proper SNCO's & WO's look good.
 
#17
Where I am at the moment, we've got an RLD tech; who's being employed as a storeman.........

Count those blankets Kyle!
 
#18
Roger_Ramjet said:
Is that why most of the females in the Corps are Operators? Mong.
Most of the blokes in the Corps are operators too. There are more operators in the corps than all the other trades put together (I think). Another reason to be an engineer - why be exactly like everyone else?
 
#19
Kill an Operator.......every little helps!
 
#20
Thanks guys for this insightful conversation :p

I think i'm going to have engineer as my first choice and operator as my second.
 

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