Promotion

#1
It says on the army jobs website that some of the Royal Signal job trade's offer promotion after phase 2 training, my question is whats the chances of being promoted straight to a Lcpl after phase 2 (trade: Comms Sys Engineer)
 
#2
pretty good if you are a good boy. You will still have to do a junior leadership course though (cant remember what they call it exactly as it is still a relatively recent change (last 18 months I think)) and I think you do that before you leave Phase 2.
 
#3
You have to do your Potential NCO (PNCO) course before leaving Phase 2 if you're a Tech or an EW Op.

Depending on how you perform, you can either leave as a Signaller, an Acting LCpl, or a Substansive LCpl.
 
#4
Does everyone get offered the PNCO course or is it for a selected few who do well in training?

Also, how difficult is it to come out as a full Lcpl from the PNCO
 
#7
What about the Comms system operator do they do the course.
Also whats the chances of being a WO1
 
#9
No, Comms Sys Ops actually have to do a bit more work for their first stripe at a unit. As for WO1, no chance straight out of the factory. :wink:
 
#10
BinaryWarfare said:
No, Comms Sys Ops actually have to do a bit more work for their first stripe at a unit. As for WO1, no chance straight out of the factory. :wink:
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#11
i know that you dont get it straight out of the factory....i mean are there many people in the signals who have done 20 yrs and become a WO1
 
#12
Hmm, it's seems that my sarcastic tone of voice doesn't translate very well onto a keyboard, winking smileys or not...
 
#14
BinaryWarfare said:
No, Comms Sys Ops actually have to do a bit more work for their first stripe at a unit. As for WO1, no chance straight out of the factory. :wink:
That can't be true. Not so long ago Bob Ainsworth said that if he joined the Army he wanted to be a WO1, not an officer, because that's where all the action is.

(Probably full of holes this post, don't bother pointing them out)
 
#15
greenbaggyskin said:
BinaryWarfare said:
No, Comms Sys Ops actually have to do a bit more work for their first stripe at a unit. As for WO1, no chance straight out of the factory. :wink:
That can't be true. Not so long ago Bob Ainsworth said that if he joined the Army he wanted to be a WO1, not an officer, because that's where all the action is.

(Probably full of holes this post, don't bother pointing them out)
Oh yeah, my bad. Apparently the new blanket stacker/driver trade is gonna be WO1 straight from trade training. But only if they pass their ECDL. :p
 
#16
greenbaggyskin said:
That can't be true. Not so long ago Bob Ainsworth said that if he joined the Army he wanted to be a WO1, not an officer, because that's where all the action is.
My first reaction to that was "Ainsworth you ****, don't even try to compare yourself to a WO1". 22 year full screw max.
 
#17
PoisonDwarf said:
greenbaggyskin said:
That can't be true. Not so long ago Bob Ainsworth said that if he joined the Army he wanted to be a WO1, not an officer, because that's where all the action is.
My first reaction to that was "Ainsworth you ****, don't even try to compare yourself to a WO1". 22 year full screw max.
That's strange, because my first thought was that he looks like the very peculiar Sgt who was given the high profile job of running the PRI shop at 21 Sigs some time ago.
 
#18
greenbaggyskin said:
PoisonDwarf said:
greenbaggyskin said:
That can't be true. Not so long ago Bob Ainsworth said that if he joined the Army he wanted to be a WO1, not an officer, because that's where all the action is.
My first reaction to that was "Ainsworth you ****, don't even try to compare yourself to a WO1". 22 year full screw max.
That's strange, because my first thought was that he looks like the very peculiar Sgt who was given the high profile job of running the PRI shop at 21 Sigs some time ago.
He was only local though :lol:
 
#19
Does the R Sigs still use Cypher Operators. I seem to remember anyone selected for training on a Cypher Ops course was promoted to L/Corporal or even full Corporal once they had completed the course. This was usually after having been selected and completed a B3 to B2 conversion Data Telegraphist course..

I know that the old Tele Mech T3 Telerpinter Mech Trade group was promoted to L/Corporal on completion and posting to first operational unit post Trade Training...
 
#20
I can only comment on the CSE course but you have to get the nod from your troop cadre, the nod from your trade course and THEN you have to pass the PNCO course. If you get all three then you get the substansive LCpl.
Also on the PNCO course you are marked red, amber or green (fail, not quite up to par and pass), if you get red oyu obviously fail, if you get green you pass and if you get amber then you get the acting.
Hope this makes sense!
 

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