New Member. CMT Advice please.

#1
Hello. I'm new to the site and hoping to get a little advice.

I'm hoping to join the TA and train as a CMT. I'd like to know how long roughly it would take to train up as a CMT and what my prospects of deployment to Afghanistan/Iraq would be.

I finish work early tomorrow so I'll try to speak to somebody in recruitment, but any advice now would be gratefully received.

Thank You in advance.
 
#2
I'm sure someone will be along with more detailed info soon for you but basic training can take anywhere between 6 months and two years. Mine was closer to the two years mainly due to admin issues but i know of plenty of others who have taken a similar length of time to complete CMSR. I understand there is a serious shortage of places on the various courses at the moment as well. Trade training - no idea i'm afraid but you'll be able to deploy almost as soon as you finish CMSR. I've been offered Iraq, Afghan and Canada all within a few months of finishing training.
 
#3
Thanks for the reply mate.

I left the regular Army about seven or eight years ago so I imagine that's too long a time to be able to bypass CMSR. Hopefully I can get through it asap if I put as much time in as possible.

Cheers.
 
#4
Yep, i'm fairly sure you'll have to do it all again, Selection weekend then MOD 1 and 2 weekends, then Part 1B which is nine days or four weekends then part 1C which is 14 days.
Sounds like a lot when you say it like that!
 
#5
There is usually a year between CMT 3, 2 & 1.

However if a distinction is gained on 3, you can do the Class 2 within 6 months and the same for Class 2 going on to Class 1.

CMTs, in my experience and depending on which unit you go to, can be gophers or sharp end medics. :)

Hope this is of some help
 
#6
Thanks SilverSurfer.

I can handle being a gopher for a while if it gets me closer to where I want to be.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

:wink:
 

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