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Joining the RLC as a Logistics supply specialist

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Hi im currently doing my application to join as a logistics supply specialist and was wondering if anybody that has or is currently doing this could tell me what its like.
 
#2
A Logistic Supply Specialist you say? 7BD 4129-99-3210-5563 (that's an NSN-get used to them)........draw your own conclusions sweetheart.
 
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BPS666 said:
A Logistic Supply Specialist you say? 7BD 4129-99-3210-5563 (that's an NSN-get used to them)........draw your own conclusions sweetheart.
Could you tell me a little more about this NSN is it like some sort of barr code?
 
#4
It's an easy way to become incredibly boring overnight and get avoided at parties!



*Its a part number. Everything in the army has one, and your job will be to read them!
 

B_AND_T

MIA
Book Reviewer
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For some pre-training and to gain valuable experience, spend the next week counting the tins of beans and spaghetti in 3 of your local supermarkets.

That should give you a good idea.
 
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justiceh2o said:
lol it cant be that bad
It's not really 'Bad' just a bit dull and can be mind-numbingly monotonous.

As trades go, believe me I know, there's better out there. It can lead to half decent things in civvie street but in your case that'll be a decade or so from now.

It all depends on what you want with regards to action, postings, promotion, Blah Blah. Supplier Spec thingy (Sorry very pre-me as I was a Supply Controller, a trade in it's own right before they amalgamated it with the storemen) isn't dynamic or, on the whole, exciting,

If it's logistics that flicks your switch then look at other trades within the corps but avoid Driver. (There's plenty of threads so hunt them out)

Good luck
 
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justiceh2o said:
Hi im currently doing my application to join as a logistics supply specialist and was wondering if anybody that has or is currently doing this could tell me what its like.
In a vain attempt to help you out here, use of the google function (not getting at you) reveals the following links;

http://www.army.mod.uk/rlc/career/374.aspx

http://www.armyjobs.mod.uk/jobs/Pages/JobDetail.aspx?armyjobid=RLC390/399+&category=

First ones about as helpful as t*ts on a fish but the second could shed some light on the sublect.

Depends what you want out of the job, going All Arms Commando or All Arms Para are options.

An LGV (and possibly HGV) and a forklift licence are quite handy for future employment.

There used to be spec quals for baker or slaughterman (don't know if this is the case any more).

Personnel I've worked with in the past were forklift, crane, PSV, HGV, CHERT, RTCH, qualified had multiple adventure training qualifications, and had Small Arms, NBC, First Aid, and PT Instructor quals (not all the same person you understand).

So hopefully as you can see its not all stacking blankets as our teeth arm brethren would like to believe.

The RLC is the largest corps within the Army and as much as the rest of the military like to slag it off, (they like to pick on someone if it's not the RAF) without it doing the job it is currently doing on operations, the teeth arms would grind to a halt.

I'm sure there are others on this site who could give you better advice but hope this is of help.
 
#12
justiceh2o said:
lol it cant be that bad
It's all about what you want to do. Some enjoy the job some don't. If you really don't like it you can transfer and do something different.

Have you looked at other trades in the RLC and wider Army, or were you directed to this particular one by the recruiter?
 
#13
B_AND_T said:
For some pre-training and to gain valuable experience, spend the next week counting the tins of beans and spaghetti in 3 of your local supermarkets.

That should give you a good idea.
Piss off.
A more accurate discription would be pocket several tins of beans and spaghetti, then reselling them on E-bay.

B_AND_T said:
1 Blanket
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8479 Blanket

Fcuk this I'm transferring.
You don't half waffle, We have moved onto quilts I'll have you know.
 

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