Pet ops to be duel traded with Drivers ????

#1
Can anyone shed any light on a nasty rumour i have heard apprently by 2007 the Pet-op and driver trades will be brought together to form the trade Driver Pet-Op people joining this trade will perform Driver/Pet-op roles up to Cpl and then will get the chance to choose in which they want to specialize i am a Pet-Op and personally i think this would be a bad thing you could get a Pte posted to a unit just performing driver duties for three years then get posted to a Pet-Op unit to perform Pet-Op duties so he /she is bound to get skill fade doesnt anyone think of the implications this might have the Army Air corp have a similar problem with them learning three trades before they are posted to their unit so if anyone has a knowledge of this or they can quash this nasty rumour now then please do so
 
#2
Are not all RLC driver trained at Phase II?

What I see as a better solution is that Pet-Ops along with Butchers, Bakers, Laundry Ops, who already are & I believe soon Supply Controllers will become dual trades (or specialisations) with Supply Specialists which would make more sense within a Supply Regiment than being employed as a Driver. The RLC seems to want everything on wheels and transport orientated these days. They are even looking at ways to do away with Ammo Techs!

P.S. Probably Vehicle Specialists will go the same way as well....
 
#3
yes most trades within the RLC are driver trained but not all trades do fualt finding so they cannot class us as driver class 3
 
#4
Should be it makes sense - but only TTF side, should then all be renamed as Fuel Operators or Fuel Specialists. Might get Higher Band then.
 
#6
THE DRIVER PET OP THING HAS BEEN BANTERED AROUND FOR AGES AND IT SEEMS TO HAVE BECOME A ARMY RUMOUR I AM A PET OP AND CAN NEVER SEE IT HAPPENING NOT IN MY CAREER LIFETIME AND TO BE FAIR IT IS A SYSTEM THAT WOULD NEVER WORK BUT HAS THAT EVER STOPPED THE ARMY FROM MAKING THESE DECISIONS BEFORE ??????
 
#7
IF YOU WERE A PET OP AND NOT JUST A FUEL TRAINED TROG YOU WOULD GET HIGHER PAY BAND
 
#8
As an ex-RCT chap, who was around when they formed the RLC and had the privilege to know a lot of Pet Ops from Warendorf, all I can say to you is what I said to those guys then - "We are the RCT, you will be assimilated, resistance is futile !!!" :twisted:
 
#10
doesnt matter as its all just rumour...nowt down on paper just gossip mongers.

Sup con/sup spec.....fact....

the rest.......betty swallocks
 
#11
MTIs....mmmmm, now there is a crap thing that has been disbanded. The MSIs are the way forward which is why u lot are now no more :twisted:
 
#12
BaggyInBlack said:
MTIs....mmmmm, now there is a crap thing that has been disbanded. The MSIs are the way forward which is why u lot are now no more :twisted:
:arrow: And the differance is? 8)
 
#13
MTIs just like REME RSs deserve what they get, power tripping feckin fools. I cant see the RLC getting any better with, Military Ski Instructors to replace them. :?

SK
 
#15
Has someone moved from RAOConline then?????????
 
#16
Not a rumour I've heard. Nor has there been any mention of a trade review, nor has there been any planning to change the way that this (these) trades are trained. If they were combining these trades, the plans to transition to the new course/pipeline etc would have had to have been in place by now.
 
#17
Might be a good idea...but then let's not let some progress and 'thinking outside the box' get in the way of some old fashioned resist to change! I think it would be a good idea, as long as sub-units kept on top of training to guard against trade fade but taking care not to kill Tp integrity by moving people around every two days!
 
#18
This idea has a habit of coming up every few years, or at least every year since the RLC got on its feet. If it did happen and as mentioned trade fade happens. For anyone in the know are they forming a TA Pet Regt??
 

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