Hi all, I am currently in the process of joining the Army and I have a few questions re the above trades that I would like to ask. What is the difference between Geographic Data Technician and Survey Engineer? From what I can tell, the Geo Data Tech is concerned with large scale surveying and the Survey Eng is concerned with construction type of surveying. Is that correct? Second, I have done some reading on the Survey Eng Class 2 course and it seems all trainees learn is site surveying. I have spoken to people in the construction/engineering industry and have been told that site surveying is very simple and as such, market worth on civvy street is low. My question is what does the class 2 svy eng actually do? Is he confined to doing surveys for construction sites? And how does things change after he becomes class 1? What sort of surveying will a survey engineer do throughout his career? I realize that is quite a lot of questions but I am facing an important career choice and I want to get as much info as possible before committing to a decision. All help gratefully accepted! Thanks.