And (as far as I'm aware) a 'change' that hasn't happened. It's always been the case. Most techs get their tape because they DO make the grade.A very good change, long over due in my opinion.
Hopefully he waited the 8 years for that reply.Very old post i've come across... better pay, less hassle but more expectation to deliver.. u can go in the RAF straight as a flight Sgt but 3 years posting once completed training and obviously u have to cut the mustard of course
Back in my day, through Bordon early 90's, pass mark of 85% in every element as a VM saw you fast tracked to a stripe.And (as far as I'm aware) a 'change' that hasn't happened. It's always been the case. Most techs get their tape because they DO make the grade.
A tech sits the same cadre as anyone else, they're simply afforded the opportunity to do do earlier. A lot is expected from a baby tech, and if they pass out with their Lance Jack then it is duly earned. Confidence to use that rank is another issue, and an issue that should possibly be addressed by the cadre if you feel it's not adequate.
Having transferred to another Corps I see the argument from another side. As a Lance Jack I was once asked to wash out a sink, and then had my attempt at washing said sink assessed by a RAF Warrant Officer. At least the REME understand the level of responsibility they can expect from their JNCO's.
Honestly, having seen a different side of the coin I would not be criticising the REME method.
So you thought that arrse would be the most apropriate place to ask, or mention things related to the current Armed Forces?Well you never know.. i joined without any routes for rank straight away... you have to earn it and the courses are long but i wish i had 2018 onwards---present info to help with those paths to cut out the shit
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