Joining the REME after uni.

#1
Hey all, i was looking at joining my local TA REME next summer when im finished with uni, i was wondering if theres any other engineers out there who could tell me what its like? Also i was thinking of doing my officer training and was wondering whats the best way to go about that. I popped in to the local recruiting office last week but forgot to ask about the officer training.

cheers all.
 
#2
Carzy said:
Hey all, i was looking at joining my local TA REMEs next summer when im finished with uni, i was wondering if theres any other engineers out there who could tell me what its like? Also i was thinking of doing my officer training and was wondering whats the best way to go about that. I popped in to the local recruiting office last week but forgot to ask about the officer training. cheers all.
Carzy.

There is so much wrong with this post, but I will bite.

Don't put an "s" after REME

There are no "engineers" in REME

For a Uni bod you should have sorted out basic grammar by now.

I know that many serving Officers have bad memories, but to forget to ask about future employment as one at the point of contact sounds like a real problem.
 

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#3
Easy process:

1. Locate your nearest TA REME Unit (Note: do NOT go to another Cap Badge with A REME Det - they will do their damndest to steal you away...
)

2. Have a chat with a PSI - they know the score - and if possible (and if of course there's one around) a REME TA Officer.

3. If your degree is in anything vaguely involved with mechanical engineering (and I do mean vaguely) then a Commission is what you should be looking towards.


Feel free to PM me for further details. OH, and no more REMEs, please. Even Reem is better than that....
 
#4
This is not a pissing contest. The guy wants to join the TA. Keep the advice on topic.

msr
 
#5
msr said:
This is not a pissing contest. The guy wants to join the TA. Keep the advice on topic.

msr
My post was relevant, as the biased (and incorrect) opinion of the poster I was replying to, may well have influenced the original poster's choice of trade. I realise I was guilty of trying to add a little humour in the form of trade related banter. Sense of humour handed in at the amnesty.
 
#6
thanks for the replies, right so no more 's' after REME check. I know it was a bit stupid to forget to ask about the officer training at the time but it was just for initial enquiries and that thought lapsed while i was talking to the recruiter.

I know where the nearest TA REME unit is, would it be worth starting my enquiries now for next year or is that too soon?

again thanks for the help.
 
#7
Go and speak to them.

msr
 
#8
Carzy, I did 13 years regular service in REME and thought that the vast majority of TA Tradesmen I met (and worked with) were very professional.

You could do a lot worse mate.

Good Luck.
 
#10
OldSnowy said:
3. If your degree is in anything vaguely involved with mechanical engineering (and I do mean vaguely) then a Commission is what you should be looking towards..
I would go further and say that if your degree has "Engineering" in the title, you are a shoe-in.

We had an OC Wksp with an Agricultural Engineering Degree. Tractor recognition skills were amazing.
 

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