Electrical Engineers Army

Hi All,

Through my college career I was training to be an Electrical Engineer, I have gained my BTEC in Electrical Engineering and NVQ Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering. I was unable to gain any Electrical Experience and was unfortunate to find an Apprenticeship?

I am set to join the Royal Engineers as an Electrician, am I doing the right job choice if I want to be an Electrical Engineer in civvy street later down the line with qualifications I’ve already obtained. The Royal Signals have an Electrical Engineer role but it’s more Comms.

Or should I be looking at doing Electronics Tech in REME? Would the Navy be a better option?
 

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Navy.

100%.

With your quals you’ll be able to join as a fast track Engineering Technician and will be a Leading Hand (Corporal) straight after phase 1.

So nearly 30 grand a year after your first 10 weeks.

The RN will also put you through BEng further down the line.

Also the Army smell funny and eat their own young.
 
Navy.

100%.

With your quals you’ll be able to join as a fast track Engineering Technician and will be a Leading Hand (Corporal) straight after phase 1.

So nearly 30 grand a year after your first 10 weeks.

The RN will also put you through BEng further down the line.

Also the Army smell funny and eat their own young.
What role on the Navy Website should I go for Electrical Wise?
 

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What role on the Navy Website should I go for Electrical Wise?
You have a few choices. You want to be looking at the accelerated apprentice schemes.

Weapons Engineer and Weapons Engineer Submariner are the obvious choices for electrical. The majority of the work is stuff that would be familiar to a civvy sparky. Submariners get paid more for obvious reasons. Starting salary is 33k straight out the box. You’ll be on 50 within 3 years.

Marine Engineer and Marine Engineer Submariner are mainly mechanical but both have an element of heavy electrical stuff, with the option to specialise in HV further down the line.

Edit: and of course there are the Aircraft Engineers too. I assume helicopters and planes have electrical shit on them. No one talks to them.
 
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