I'm with the geo geeks now(attached) and they think they are the cream of the crop, they do not like mainstream engineers. but if you are joining up from civi street then go for it, you'll be a sgt in 5 years.
I'm coming to the end of 22 as a "Geo Geek" though not a Terrain Analyst. I've served in Germany, Falklands, Kuwait, Cyprus, Bosnia etc. and as a trade instructor. Wherever the Army go then there will be a det of us.
Joee is correct in that you can get a Foundation Degree from the training and you will certainly get the chance to see the world and map it.
As for saying that we're the best, most don't say it but we are taken from the top 3% of RE intakes...
PS. You'll still have to qualify as a Combat Engineer before attempting a Geo course
All RE trades are higher pay band. If you wanna fly through the ranks and make a career, get a proper trade, construction, electrical or mechanical and if you're good enough (a geek) you can go Clerk of Works when reccommended for Cpl. at the end of the course you become a SSgt, 6 years later a WO2, then WO1 and very easily officer by selection. Thats career advice. Fitters Rule.
i've passed my barb allready....with 74...i needed 60 to get into this trade....but i've got a fair way to go before i get in i guess what with seletion center, medical and what not...
this trade appealed to me most, so the other things never really came into it....
i know i have to pass basic training,,,and combat engineering (10 weeks?) before i even get the chance to start my trade training...but with a bit of luck i'll get there....so all in all i can't wait to get this show on the road!