Electrician

#1
Hi, I am considering joining as a sapper. Just out of intrest what sort of prospects can a RE electricain be looking at, i.e promotion, pay, attachments, travel etc?




Thanks

Dave
 
#2
#3
Thx, that was really helpfull.

When u are training to become an electrition or any other trade for that matter in the engineers is it like an apprentiship which takes so many years to complete or is it done straight after basic training. Do you also gain promotion when you are a qualified in your trade and how transferable are these skill to civvy street.


Thank you

Dave
 
#4
hahahhahahaha!! army sparkies have no civil quals anymore!! on your A1 you'll get qualled to test and inspect and get your city and guilds however you'll find that there is alot of trades in the engrs that dont transfer to civvi street however you'll have a massive foundation for transferring your knowledge to civvi quals. the other prob the corps has is the fact that it is hard to get any experience for its blokes.

the urrent path for career is phase 1--phase 2--poss leconsfield for driving--A2 for trade at which you'll prob do your B2 tick test--unit (if your good you'll get your LCpl then)--A1 trade course then big wide world. i done the lot in my first 5yrs. depends purely on timings and trade requirement.

I myself am a surveyor and have done alot of site work with army sparkies and they've said they cant really get out until they do their COW(E) and then they are trained to consultant level. 1 of my q men is getting out for a 80k sparky consultancy job with balfour beauty??? so there is plenty of oportunity to make your mint however always remember that civvi's have to have a trade, ours comes with our lifestyle!!

Good luck mate and if you want current info i've a few sparky mates who've a lot of time under their belt and i'll ask them to clue-you-up
 
#5
cheggarsRE said:
hahahhahahaha!! army sparkies have no civil quals anymore!!
really :? :? :? :?
 
#6
on your A1 you'll get qualled to test and inspect and get your city and guilds however you'll find that there is alot of trades in the engrs that dont transfer to civvi street however you'll have a massive foundation for transferring your knowledge to civvi quals
So what the fek are City and Guilds then? Military Qualifications?

cheggars, it might help if you expanded your burst into some form of composed post. :?
 
#7
A_Knocker_Till_The_End said:
cheggarsRE said:
hahahhahahaha!! army sparkies have no civil quals anymore!!

really :? :? :? :?
What a f*ckin load of p1sh.

I think you will find that the RE lads end up with 17th edition.

Us mere scallies are slowly catching though :wink:
 
#8
heidtheba said:
A_Knocker_Till_The_End said:
cheggarsRE said:
hahahhahahaha!! army sparkies have no civil quals anymore!!

really :? :? :? :?
What a f*ckin load of p1sh.

I think you will find that the RE lads end up with 17th edition.

Us mere scallies are slowly catching though :wink:
i was questioning him mate.

i am a sparks & hold several C&G qualifications & several specialist civilian qualifications.
 
#9
17th edition?? We have WO1 CoW(E) who aren't even gettin 17th edition!!

The Corps won't pay for it yet will they?? we'll wait until it gets flagged as a problem then through money at a course that no-one has time to fit in as usual!!!

Too many wasted tradesman and too many civvi's on our camps doing our trades!!

I was merely stating the blokes i have worked with and those that are/have got/getting out have trouble as the civvi's want them to do civvi run courses to certify their quals.. as i stated in not such clear mud in my previous!!

God sparkies WERE clever one time!!
 
#10
cheggarsRE said:
17th edition?? We have WO1 CoW(E) who aren't even gettin 17th edition!!
being discussed at length now at brompton.

units will not pay for people to do courses until they get clarification.

there are still a few months until it becomes law.
 
#11
A_Knocker_Till_The_End said:
heidtheba said:
A_Knocker_Till_The_End said:
cheggarsRE said:
hahahhahahaha!! army sparkies have no civil quals anymore!!

really :? :? :? :?
What a f*ckin load of p1sh.

I think you will find that the RE lads end up with 17th edition.

Us mere scallies are slowly catching though :wink:
i was questioning him mate.

i am a sparks & hold several C&G qualifications & several specialist civilian qualifications.
Sorry, knocker, I was quoting him :oops:
 
#13
cheggarsRE said:
anyways the poor lad wanted info on the trade not shouting about the title on your paper!!

so any sparkies please crack on
i did.

see top of page.
 
#14
anyhow's poster all you need to know is that black and tan will get anything working long enough for an armd farmer to break it!!

python circuits, cinema surround sound, computers, car speakers, det's, flash bangs...list is endless!! actually anyone seen any real good use for it???
 
#15
oh yeah dave1990 you don't join as a sapper you become an infanteer then at minley you drink Hard water and get pin rash..then you become a sapper..joining as one would be too easy! Bloody craftsman!
 
#16
cheggarsRE said:
17th edition?? We have WO1 CoW(E) who aren't even gettin 17th edition!!

The Corps won't pay for it yet will they?? we'll wait until it gets flagged as a problem then through money at a course that no-one has time to fit in as usual!!!

Too many wasted tradesman and too many civvi's on our camps doing our trades!!

I was merely stating the blokes i have worked with and those that are/have got/getting out have trouble as the civvi's want them to do civvi run courses to certify their quals.. as i stated in not such clear mud in my previous!!

God sparkies WERE clever one time!!
Well, better late than never I'm doing the 17th edition planning at the mo for intergration into the Corps :roll: . As for the quals, you will find that our lads are better qualified than the average civvy spark floating around out there, especially the class 1's. I had an ex Cl2 working for me in Afghan for £70k pa for Turners. Well he was till we sacked him for being a tool :wink:
Add to that our sparks get a more diverse grounding in such things as UGC and Gen's etc. A civvy sparks normally beats us on speed on the tools and familiarity of testing and inspection, however 6 months on the tools and you will not see a difference.
Most civvie contractors have no idea what our lads are actually capable of when unleashed and are normally quite happy with the product. As for doing civvie courses, pish. A C&G is the recognised course. Just the numbering has changed with the 17th edition and it will take a 30 question multiple guess to gain it if you have the prior version.
 
#17
Sapper145 said:
I had an ex Cl2 working for me in Afghan for £70k pa for Turners.
me next year, possibly with KBR. :D :D :D :D
 
#18
i was a chatham 2 years ago on my a2, got C & G 2381 (Requirements for Electrical Instalations, 16th Edition the army wont pay for an upgrade as this is still classed as an in date qual, until the 18th edition gets released) and 2360 (Electrical installation) both civi quals
but in all honesty you never touch your trade so they have to send you on refresher courses before you use it, all my regt ever do is sit in the G10 and oil shovels
 
#19
rawesie said:
but in all honesty you never touch your trade so they have to send you on refresher courses before you use it, all my regt ever do is sit in the G10 and oil shovels
p1sh fella. :x :x :x :x

done trade work for the most of my 18 years since qualifying as a sparks.

jack yourself some trade work placement up, it ain't hard to do.
 
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#20
cheggarsRE said:
hahahhahahaha!! army sparkies have no civil quals anymore!!
Load of bollox. RE sparkies are just as quallified as civvie ones. My mate is leaving in a few months as an A2 sparky and is getting a job with a construction firm (as a sparky obviously) for about 26k a year while his police application goes through.

You get to keep your trade when you leave the army mate, no problems there!
 

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