Just got my new PO - What is the DLO like?

#1
Help folks. It is now my time to disapear into the DLO in Andover. What is it like? Will I be the only brew boy there surrounded by Warrant Officers and snooty officers?

Dreading the thought of it already.
 
#3
QManWpns said:
Depends what IPT you are going to as you may be moving to Bristol.
Nope. Definately going to the "DLO" coz it says Andover on the PO. I thought Bristol was the home of the DPA?

My boss is still trying to suss out where in the DLO I am going to though. No mention of an "IPT" on the PO... :(
 
#4
DPA have just bought some new real estate DLO will move lock stock down to Abbeywood eventually.Some IPTs will be moving in the summer Ive just come back from there.All of DLO is made up of IPTs or enabling services to support LAND eqpts. PM me if you want anymore info,I talk to most IPTs on a daily basis.
 
#6
Black hand gang.

What is TES? Is this another IPT? Someone thinks I might be going to work at TES? no clue. Ah well...bed time. Cheers for the info anyway :)
 
#8
think TES stands for Technical Enabling Services.....it's the technical support side of the DLO/DPA..supporting the project managers so they don't buy something that don't work. Groupds like DOSG and suchlike are within TES now....or at least the guys I talk to are.

J_T_4T
 
#9
DLO Andover is not that bad, I spent 6 1/2 years there, it was HQ QMG when I first got there. There is a posibility that some of the IPTs will be moving to Bath or Bristol but not all, they have just spent millions of pounds building the north site to Andover and even the MOD aint that stupid as to leave it now. Andover as a town is crap.
 
#10
GeordieHussar said:
DLO Andover is not that bad, I spent 6 1/2 years there, it was HQ QMG when I first got there. There is a posibility that some of the IPTs will be moving to Bath or Bristol but not all, they have just spent millions of pounds building the north site to Andover and even the MOD aint that stupid as to leave it now. Andover as a town is crap.
Last I heard that site was favourite for the move of LAND and AG to a common location. I'm pretty sure that within a few years the DLO will have moved out of Andover to Bristol and/or Bath.
 
#11
P3HO said:
Help folks. It is now my time to disapear into the DLO in Andover. What is it like? Will I be the only brew boy there surrounded by Warrant Officers and snooty officers?

Dreading the thought of it already.
My dear chap, the place is full of Logistics officers and that sort of thing. One can't possibly consider them "snooty" :)
 
#13
It's not a rumour. Most of the IPTs that I as a REME bod deal with (and indeed, are in) are moving to Bristol in 08ish (normal slip to the right fudge factor not included!).

But as for the logistics of building a WOs & Sgt mess, Armoury, Library (technical sort) I have heard nothing, other than general rumours stating that we might not be getting any of the above!

Other than that, it’s a job like any other. It has its good points and bad points. People make a posting, so you will either love it or hate it depending on who you mix with, and how you come across, just like any LAD/Wksp.
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#17
As a SNCO the mess accommodation is very 'Travel Lodge' and I’ve only heard of one complaint from a ‘Glass is half empty’ chap. The mess social life is fairly active with at least one formal function (top table lunch or dinner night) per month, plus other stuff. There’s no pressure to attend (what can the GSM do, put you on guard?) but if you don’t, be sure the rest of us will make the most of your mess subs.

Depending on your personal outlook, a DLO posting can go one of two ways. You can get stuck in to work (9 to 5) and whinge about having to be away from the field army and being stuck with a bunch of civvies for 2/3 years. The alternative is to set a precedent with your civvy line manager, attend as many mess functions as possible, get qual’d up to the max, meet up with old acquaintances (civvies call this networking, they just don’t spend 2 years doing it) and get yerself edjucated in the way of the MOD. You will return to the field army able to explain where all the tax payer’s money has gone. And if you’re really good, you might make a slight difference to the lot of the crafty at the coal face.

The Abbey Wood move seems to be a sure thing, it’s just a matter of time. You’ll have to wait until you get here to find out the latest definitive potential transfer road map to successful integration of through life operational capability in a non-operational procurement setting. Sorry, been here too long. That’s another thing, you’ll never be a loser at buzzword bingo again.

At the end of the day it's like any posting, you get what you put in. If your 'day job' doesn't flick your switch just find something to volunteer for and you'll be reet.
 

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