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Im a HSE diver qualified diver and im looking to join the Royal engineers

Hi guys
Diving is my passion but id like to gain more topside skills as a fabricator, I know the training here is the best there is and I've always wanted to serve but never found my place.
My question is would I be used as a diver once I'm a qualified engineer?
 

OneTenner

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Had a conversation a few years ago with a RE diver, the more training he did the higher up the rank structure he went, which meant he did less diving due to other responsibilities. last time I saw him he was WO1 and only saw water in the shower.
 
You would still have to do the Army courses regardless.

There are also the options of the Navy and the Royal Marines for diving too.
 
Hi guys
Diving is my passion but id like to gain more topside skills as a fabricator, I know the training here is the best there is and I've always wanted to serve but never found my place.
My question is would I be used as a diver once I'm a qualified engineer?
I met some divers (I think they were engineers) in Afghanstan, they had to pull some bodies out of a vehicle that went into a canal, look for a Scots guards rifle that was at the bottom of a well (never found) and one other task that I can't remember at the moment. I knew what they had done because I asked them what the ******* hell divers were doing in the Afghanistan.
 
Diver is a specialist qualification in the Royal Engineers. You will be a Combat Engineer first and that will be your main job. If the Engineer unit you are posted to has a diving team you would still have to pass the Army diving course at Marchwood near Southampton held in conjunction with the RN. The Army Advanced Diver course used to be HSE recognised.

The diving team are not full time but come together for different jobs when needed such as the tasks that Stacker has described above.
 
you've probably as much chance to go diving as a diver, as driving for those that join as drivers. Expect to spent most of your time on basic combat skill exercises, guard/duties and diversity training.
 

Ravers

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If you want to be a diver join the RN. Not sure if you’re previous quals will be recognised (they certainly would be in the Royal Naval Reserves though).

A couple of mates have gone down this route and love it.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
If you want to be a diver join the RN. Not sure if you’re previous quals will be recognised (they certainly would be in the Royal Naval Reserves though).

A couple of mates have gone down this route and love it.
Wait, the same reserves that recruit like mad but then don't do anything with the bodies, the same reserves that wouldn't recognise your qualifications?
Hmm
 

Ravers

LE
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
Wait, the same reserves that recruit like mad but then don't do anything with the bodies, the same reserves that wouldn't recognise your qualifications?
Hmm

Diving is one of the few bits that seems to be quite well organised.
 

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