Help with job decision

#1
Metalsmith vs Vehicle Mechanic.

I have experience in both but I don't know what to chose.

Any guys here have experience as either or both these roles?

Which one has better career opportunties, etc?

Thanks.
 
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#2
VM has I believe better career prospects due to numbers & the artificer route but Metalsmiths are still an excellent career choice.
 
#3
I'm a Vm and I've got mates in all trades in the REME. Basically, they're all good-it depends what you want out of your job. Remember though being in the Army isnt all about trade!
 
#4
True. I don't mind doing either job and I'd love to do some of the infantry work that all soliders do regardless of cap badge. The main thing that I wanted from each job was the driving licenses, class B at least, can you get those as a metalsmith because obviously a VM has to have them all to move about the vehicles that they are fixing?
 
#5
Metalsmith is the only real trade left in REME, VM has a bit more flexibility in Unit postings, that means more wimmin to poke. Only go near the infantry if yer homosexual and need to be in the sole company of MEN.
 
#6
Metalsmiths dont have as much opportunity to get out and about about as VM's do. You definitely get C+E as a VM and if you work on tracks you get a track license too!
 
#12
He'll save himself About £1000 in car driving lessons alone!
An asset to any FOB Ftr Sect.....
 
#16
So our really only after a licence? I shudder to think where a young potential soldier's priorities lie when the first thing he 'wants' off the Army is a driving licence.
Back in 1967 when I walked into the Careers Information Office in London, my first choice was becoming a Driver. But I was soon sorted out by the Recruiting Sgt.,when he discovered that I had completed a civilian apprenticeship as a Vehicle Mechanic. Do they still give you an Aptitude test?
 

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