Driver Comms Spec advice please

Hello Guys

Bit of advice needed please . My son has passed selection at Pirbright and been offered RLC as one of his options.
He has indicated an interest in the Driver Comms Specialist role and was wondering what the role is really like in the real world , prospects ,
qualifications to be gained etc.

Thanks in advance guys much appreciated. Am ex infantry so know what info you get on the Army website and reality are different .
 

Rob0134

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Hello Guys

Bit of advice needed please . My son has passed selection at Pirbright and been offered RLC as one of his options.
He has indicated an interest in the Driver Comms Specialist role and was wondering what the role is really like in the real world , prospects ,
qualifications to be gained etc.

Thanks in advance guys much appreciated. Am ex infantry so know what info you get on the Army website and reality are different .
I'm ex comms spec, career progression is really good, qualifications are also very good, BTEC's, NVQ's etc, I was working as a fibre/copper engineer in the city - in the "real world" any work is difficult but as you may well know not impossible. I'm biased but would say that this is probably the best trade in the corps with many different chances throughout his career either as a driver or comms spec. Hope it helps and good luck.
 
My sons a driver/comms spec 2 years into his army career. passed all his hgv tests and the class 3 comms course at leconfield and so far has been to canada, spent a year in germany at a logistics regt now posted on compassionate grounds to a medical regiment in catterick. Since he passed his comms course in april 2013, hes never touched a radio. All he has been doing is driver details. In germany done staff car driving and the duty minibus, in canada range staff in their four wheel drives. For your son its 2 trade groups but with the cutbacks in strength for both trades he'll probably just end up driving. Good luck to him.
 
Thanks for all the replies guys it's really helped him.

He is currently in the back log of people waiting for start dates etc. the whole joining process is taking so very long.
 

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