Both good trades and both are really sort after so he needs a strong A grade at the assessment centre....Maths is a big part of both and when at lyneham doing his Phase 2 training Maths and Science are a big part so his maths A level will definitely help him. Whilst at the Assessment Centre along with his BARB (Phycrometric test) he will also do his TST (Technical Selection test) which is 55 questions on maths...I think the pass mark is around 28 both REME Tech roles....all these tests can be practiced on the Army Website.My nipper has just turned 17 and has got to the stage of his life where he needs to decide what he's gonna do. He's doing A Levels at college in maths, music and music tech (he's also done an AS in physics) and has thought about a career in forces music. However after a week with an army band and a day at RM Pompey he's decided that it's not for him. He has now decided that as he's "shit-hot at maths", which he is, a career as an army engineer is the way to go. His first choice is Air Tech then Av Tech, anything that will keep challenging his brain on a daily basis. He also likes the idea of potentially becoming a lance jack out of P2 training! Any advice on either/ both would be appreciated.
In layman terms Air Tech is the mechanic on helicopters and Avionic Tech is all the computer systems on the helicopters...after assessments of maths, science and engineering at phase 2 he will be streamed to either Land systems if not thought suitable.....if something fcuks up on a tank electronics wise its not normally as bad as if they had fcuked up on a helicopter...........good trades as said...however will never be as good as a black hands trade like A mechs