joining as a geographical engineer, a Terrain Analyst

yeah i'm just looking for some knowladge on this trade from the inside as all i have are the breifs ect....but yeah if anyone can tell me about what it's like'd be very welcome...



I think you'll find when it comes to getting out of a TAB most infantry soldiers all of a sudden become terrain specialists ha ha
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.
Join as a 'geek' and you'll be on the higher pay band as well as having an opportunity to get a foundation degree whilst do your geek training. Suggest you speak to a careers office for the real gen.
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...

Good Luck

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.
cranners99 said:
As for saying that we're the best, most don't say it but we are taken from the top 3% of RE intakes...
I never knew that, just done a quick google on Barb tests/results etc and got nowhere...perhaps with your superior intellect you could find and post them :D

Are you sure they don't just tell you that, to make you feel better? :D
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 all in all i can't wait to get this show on the road!

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