Defence EOD Operator Pay

#2
Well is was going to be around £50k (taxed) for the HT package, however if the Telegraph article last night is anything to go by it will be a pat on the back and "Greatful thanks of the nation etc...!" (and maybe a new badge?)
 
#3
Does anyone know how much this is a day for the old Joint Service level?
Also what are the other rates of pay for IEDD? HT etc now?
"Use the search facility!!" "Read previous threads on this!!" " Ask your chain of command!!"

Ive noticed that these are the usual type of replies from ARRSE royalty when a poster asks a fairly innocent and genuine question such as this.

But it wont be in this case however as its to do with the magic letters E, O and D

:nod:
 
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#6
Imbiber, don't be bitter, come and do the course - open to all now, read Soldier mag.
 
#10
And another shining example of why it's time to go!

Good luck all the Ammo Techs out there, you are now at the bottom of the food chain. Defences main effort is to get all these Defence EOD Ops on their courses because that's what they signed up to!

AT's will now be last to get loaded on and in 4 years time none of you will be qualified to take over as Tp WOs! Then what happens?

Good luck and thanks for all the fish!
 
#11
And another shining example of why it's time to go!

Good luck all the Ammo Techs out there, you are now at the bottom of the food chain. Defences main effort is to get all these Defence EOD Ops on their courses because that's what they signed up to!

AT's will now be last to get loaded on and in 4 years time none of you will be qualified to take over as Tp WOs! Then what happens?

Good luck and thanks for all the fish!
Come over to the Dark Side ... the commercial sector knows your worth!
 
#12
TWU - AT's will get their qualification by doing the Def EOD Op course and eventually the Advanced course. That is why there has been funding to increase the number of training places available which will accommodate the increase in requirement. My understanding is that AT's will not be the last to get loaded.



edited because I am an IT mong
 
#13
The problem is though getting ATs on the magic saviour of the world Def EOD Op course in the first place! My other point is that you/I (not for long!) have a duty of care to the out of trade pure DEOPS to push them through because that is what they signed for.

The last few course loading lists proove that ATs are no longer the priority. We have Jnr Sgts who are just going to have to sit there and wait while everyone comes across thinking that getting £50k (£26K after tax!) is a piece of cake.

K13EOD PM sent.
 
#14
Does anyone know the answer to this thread? also heard two rumours that either its getting doubled in April or binned altogether?!?
I think you can take it as a 'no'.

Thinking back to briefing regarding aspects of the 'Joint' course, I was on not very long ago and given the results as briefed by a very well known ATO it doesn't look like it will be a concern anyway.
 
#16
@gruff nuts and others

Is it just me or is that your motivation for this course, qualification and subsequent duties might be a little bit short of 'sane'. I suggest that you have a very long look in the mirror and then take a very long loook at your family and then consider if your life, limbs and sanity are up to the commitment that the prospective job will demand of you and your families.

I have the upmost respect for those mentalists that cut about with flaming arrseholes and BFO bombs sewn on to their CS95 etc and the majority of that respect comes from their professionalism and commitment to technical excellence in what is undoubtedly one of the most stressful and dangerous jobs offered. Kind of takes away a bit of the kudos thinking that people are only in it for the money and I seriously question your motivation. I'm not an AT(O) and even I would **** you off if you were coming to the job for the cash (given the risks and responsibilities) which isn't that much.
 
#17
BPS666, Thank you.

My point exactly, there are no threads about what the job involves, how long will I be on duty? etc etc merely how much cash will I get?

Just to set the record staright for anyone thinking of doing it. To get qualified you have to go on a 2 week course followed by a 16 week course. This if you pass first time means that you are then on the UK duty roster where I will give you a mobile phone and put you on 10 mins notice to move, often for weeks at a time manpower dependant. This means you must be within 10 mins of the Det location AT ALL TIMES those of you that live more than 10 mins away will be required to stag on in the duty bunk. Then because we think you are special and deserve a shot at the title early will probably send you to NI to "gain some experience!" for four months oh and that's unaccompanied as well. Then when you get back we'll give you a go at your HT course which is another 8 or 9 weeks! The if you pass first time (Which only Gods do!!!Yes I did!) we'll send you on tour for 6 months if you fail we'll send you back on course!

For those of you with loving families and wives that love holidays and weekend shopping or if you like going on the piss every week is what you are really signing up to! Now stop asking about cash it's bloody annoying!

Rant over and yes I've signed off!
 
#18
Any jobs in the careers office going? :)
 
#19
BPS666, Thank you.

My point exactly, there are no threads about what the job involves, how long will I be on duty? etc etc merely how much cash will I get?

Just to set the record staright for anyone thinking of doing it. To get qualified you have to go on a 2 week course followed by a 16 week course. This if you pass first time means that you are then on the UK duty roster where I will give you a mobile phone and put you on 10 mins notice to move, often for weeks at a time manpower dependant. This means you must be within 10 mins of the Det location AT ALL TIMES those of you that live more than 10 mins away will be required to stag on in the duty bunk. Then because we think you are special and deserve a shot at the title early will probably send you to NI to "gain some experience!" for four months oh and that's unaccompanied as well. Then when you get back we'll give you a go at your HT course which is another 8 or 9 weeks! The if you pass first time (Which only Gods do!!!Yes I did!) we'll send you on tour for 6 months if you fail we'll send you back on course!

For those of you with loving families and wives that love holidays and weekend shopping or if you like going on the piss every week is what you are really signing up to! Now stop asking about cash it's bloody annoying!

Rant over and yes I've signed off!
On the Dark Side we never consider the money ... it's all about the children we save.






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