MILITARY ENGINEER COMMUNICATIONS

#1
i have looked everywhere for more info on this job other than the vauge info on the job detail.

can anyone tell me what this jobs involves? will i be sitting in a tent on the phone all the time or will i get to do my combat engineer training etc also? what is the main role? i know its computers and radios but what exactly does this mean?
 

asr1

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#3
The corps are short of them at the moment so you will get pushed that way by the recruiter telling you anything to get you to sign - Go for an artisan trade instead (bricky, chippy, sparky etc). C3S live in HQs on tour, not on the ground
 
#4
thank you, im stuck with driver now cos i dont have the grades to do anything else, iv been told when i get to training if someone drops out and there is room on other courses i may get lucky. other than that ill just stick it out for a year or to and change trade.

hell i might even enjoy driving :) i hear they are on the ground on tour if not driving putting the combat engineering to good use?
 
#5
C3S, lot of echelon work, rarely on the ground and as mentioned before, a lot of HQ work. Plenty of time to brew up :)
 
#9
very good prospects for those individuals with the necessary attributes to reach Warrant Officer Class 1 rank and commissioning. Soldiers who display good leadership and managements skills and are competent tradesmen may be promoted quickly

apparently drivers with radio communication experience are also wanted for parachute training

sound good to me after a few years in the job if i want ground experience ill join something else
 
#10
yes i passed in oct 2008 im waiting on a date to start basic as an engineer driver but im thinking cos there is a golden hello ill get sooner? oh how i like to keep my hopes up .
 
#12
i dont know anytime i ask about the job "military engineer communications" people then write me back and say C3S so i assume this is the same thing?
what you think
 
#15
nope its not. C3S doesnt seem to see much outside of HQ i guess.

There is also a job within the intell,it and comms trade as "driver/communication specialist" i wonder if it is the same? although you dont get the combat training you would in the engineers
 
#17
Looks the same as an Royal Engineers C3S but without the engineering bit. Join the engineers - far better than the loggies.
 
#18
im just dreading gettin myself stcuk in a job where im going to be clean and in a tent forever..... maybe i should just stick with engineer driver and do whatever jobs come along like fill hesco at least ill be hands on and dirty
 
#19
can you tell me how the whole thing works...so you train,you get posted to your regiment whiich is a whole lot of different trades all living in the one camp is this right..

Then the regiment is deployed to say for talks sake afghanistan? what if my services as ME comms wasnt needed would i do odd jobs like fill hesco and make stuff or blow stuff up with the combat engineering training or would we all just sit about doind nothing?

i dont even know what really happens after training.
 
#20
oscar7 said:
can you tell me how the whole thing works...so you train,you get posted to your regiment whiich is a whole lot of different trades all living in the one camp is this right..

Then the regiment is deployed to say for talks sake afghanistan? what if my services as ME comms wasnt needed would i do odd jobs like fill hesco and make stuff or blow stuff up with the combat engineering training or would we all just sit about doind nothing?

i dont even know what really happens after training.
Once you have done your phase 1 training (common training for everybody joining the army, 12 weeks long) you then do your combat engineer course at Minley, near Camberley. This course lasts for 10 weeks and teches you all about demolitions, bridging, field fortification, mines etc. etc.

You will then go to Leconsfield (somewhere in the North) and do your driver training, and get your B (car) and C (lorry) licenses. Once you have done this you will return to minley and learn how to use radios.

You will then be posted to your regiment, where you will work a normal 8-5 working week when you are not on exercise or ops.

If you deploy on ops (6 months in every 2-3 years roughly) you will either work in an HQ, work as a driver or do combat engineering, depending on where your skills are required at the time. You are unlikely to spend time sitting around doing nothing whilst on ops.

You will then come back from tour, your mother will cry and say how proud she is and you will go out night after night hosing slags and drinking more heavily than Paul Gascoigne. After 8 weeks of this you will go back to your regiment and start working again.
 

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