I wouldnt mind putting in a few appearances at my local RTC as its only 15 odd miles away, my brigades RTC is 143 miles away, I asked about going out "on loan" but was met with the old wall of silence, never mind.
Our ITW has no Cpls at all, which is a shame as its a good place to gain experience(?)in teaching skills and all that is involved with working with SUT.
I do know that at least one of the COs in the Bde wants to post JNCOs in for 6 months to a year, however by the end of that time they are only just becoming used to the job, also with the need to be a SAAI is kinda limiting the potential instructors. Still its a start.
At the RTC (our) there are a smattering of badges within the ITW specifically, The instructors are predominantly Inf with two Corps thrown in to raise the tone of the place, the HQ element (of the wing) has a mix.
Nowadays the key skills are SAAI, PTI & SCBC (or equiv), the best way to avoid the MTD trap is to go for a 2 to 3 year posting at an RTC - it will definitley do your TA career a lot of good (as similar postings to ITC/ATR does for the regulars). 4 Div RTC (Malta Barracks, Aldershot) have a few vacancies left for LCpl/Cpl/Sjt of any capbadge with these skills
What are the benefits:
1) Experience of dealing with really large numbers of soldiers who are all keen to learn
2) Opportunity to become a better Instructor via TTT and inhouse coaching
3) Getting your career and skill courses done
4) Up to 117 MTDs pa (minimum of 50)
5) A lot of fun!
So if your are in the South and interested PM me
jobs for the boys With the premium on MTD's the Recruit Training Team has suddenly become a closed shop to those who were regular visiting instructors at 145 Bde. The requests to assist which were common in the past have suddenly dried up.
the door shut after the MTD scare by certain individual in my Coy may reopen again in new year!! The logic is we also have 3 people from our Coy assigned to the RTC, so the view is that their is no further requirement for additional visiting instructors.