Looking to transfer into REME

#1
Hi all,I'm looking to transfer into the REME from the infantry.
The jobs I'm looking at are Electronics Technician, Metalsmith, Vehicle mechanic (b) or vehicle recovery.
I have done 8 years in the infantry but just don't fancy it anymore, I have allways had an interest in cars,and worked as an apprentice panel beater and worked in halfords in the past so would like to work with vehicles again.
I have the english and maths qualifications required but no science :cry: I have a few other quals inc one that I got from halfords for wiring car stereo's where the iso connector is missing and fitting aux equipment to a feed from the battery.
Is there any chance I'd be accepted for these courses?
Is the time spent in training pensionable?

Thanks
 
#2
bigscottyboy said:
Hi all,I'm looking to transfer into the REME from the infantry.
The jobs I'm looking at are Electronics Technician, Metalsmith, Vehicle mechanic (b) or vehicle recovery.
I have done 8 years in the infantry but just don't fancy it anymore, I have allways had an interest in cars,and worked as an apprentice panel beater and worked in halfords in the past so would like to work with vehicles again.
I have the english and maths qualifications required but no science :cry: I have a few other quals inc one that I got from halfords for wiring car stereo's where the iso connector is missing and fitting aux equipment to a feed from the battery.
Is there any chance I'd be accepted for these courses?
Is the time spent in training pensionable?

Thanks
I can't answer all your questions.

Time in training is pensionable.

I believe you will be ok without the science for VM RecMech and Mtsm (as a transferee), not sure about the Techs.

I think you would be eligible for a £1500 transfer bonus for VM (unless this has changed recently).
 
#3
Oh yes, and don't admit to working in Halfrauds mate....there is nothing more guaranteed to lower your credibility :lol:

Good luck with the transfer though, I would recommend VM but go A Mech, not B as we all know that they squat to p!ss :lol:
 
#4
gasmark9 said:
Oh yes, and don't admit to working in Halfrauds mate....there is nothing more guaranteed to lower your credibility :lol:

Good luck with the transfer though, I would recommend VM but go A Mech, not B as we all know that they squat to p!ss :lol:
If he's in the Infantry he's probably not fat enough to be an A-Mech.
 
#5
Try and persuade your boss to let you work for a few weeks in the LAD (or equivalent) if you have one. This will give you a much better feel for what trade you should go for and where you would feel most comfortable. It will also give you a lot of credits with the SPSO (or whatever they call it these days) if you have a transfer interview.
 
#6
BTDT said:
Try and persuade your boss to let you work for a few weeks in the LAD (or equivalent) if you have one. This will give you a much better feel for what trade you should go for and where you would feel most comfortable. It will also give you a lot of credits with the SPSO (or whatever they call it these days) if you have a transfer interview.
i cant beleive for one minute this would not have happened already if he was looking at a transfer?? IIP and all that? If not his OC and RCMO need a fcuking....
 
#7
spaz said:
gasmark9 said:
Oh yes, and don't admit to working in Halfrauds mate....there is nothing more guaranteed to lower your credibility :lol:

Good luck with the transfer though, I would recommend VM but go A Mech, not B as we all know that they squat to p!ss :lol:
If he's in the Infantry he's probably not fat enough to be an A-Mech.
Good comeback mate, made me spit my tea LOL

I must be a rarity then as I was never a fat A Mech ;)
 
#8
Looking to transfer to REME? Make like Dixieland and

Lookaway Lookaway lookaway
 
#12
Tell the vetting officer that you idolise tiffies and you want to becum a tiffy some day. Actually its not too bad, you certainly get to furk al the fem craftys that cum into the wksp b4 anyone else.
And the fem oc if yur in here quick.
Phnarr phnaarr.
:lol:
 
#13
BSB, get up to your local REME unit, have a good chat with the lads there, but in the end you've got to work out which trade you want. Go Armourer, and they'll bite your hand off (we're a bit short at the mo), and gives you the chance to go Tiffy later if you want.

Main guy to chat to is the REME SPSO at HQ DEME(A), Arborfield - ring him up yourself if you want to chat about honest options. If you're honest and up front with him, he's a good guy and will help you out.
 
#15
if you're wanting to do p coy or all arms cmmdo your best bet would be armourer as RM's have they're own vm's etc besides good machine shop ,precision eng experience for civvy street...but my advice do 22 or more and then live a life of luxury.
 
#16
For pity's sake hurry up and join and become an Armourer, you get to become a Tiffy and then you can go on tour and do the job of a Class 1 and not the job you have just spent 22 months training for, it's for winners.
 
#17
PI55TOFFTIFF said:
For pity's sake hurry up and join and become an Armourer, you get to become a Tiffy and then you can go on tour and do the job of a Class 1 and not the job you have just spent 22 months training for, it's for winners.
dont go weps m8, look how they throw their teddy's in a corner when told to man up
 

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