Mdru191

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I applied back in November and just waiting for my ADSC date and I'm undecided regarding this role or my second choice Vehicle mechanic within the REME.

I just want to know how often you use your trade as a carpenter within the RE? What qualifications do you receive when completing class 1 training and how long does it take to get to that point? I know it's soldier first, combat engineer second and tradesman third but I'd just like to get an idea on how often you'd use that skill.

I'm 25 in a few months and work for a car manufacturing company and I'm currently a general fitter on vehicles. I'd like to do something similar in the Army based around vehicles but at the same time perhaps retrain into something else.

Any replies appreciated, thank you.
 
Why not Fitter R.E? Seems more inline with your experience and you will use that trade a lot more than wood bashing.
 
My brother did it for 24 years. Some Gucci postings but no medals and promotion prospects are shit unless you become an instructor. Good trade for going to civvy street though.
 
Why not Fitter R.E? Seems more inline with your experience and you will use that trade a lot more than wood bashing.

He already has that skill, why replicate it?

carpenter/joiner is well worth while and you know what you wedgies are like, he'll only be doing it for 5 minutes before doing another specialisation.

Anyway, I need some bespoke shelves putting up and don't want to spend more than a yellow handbag.
 
He already has that skill, why replicate it?

carpenter/joiner is well worth while and you know what you wedgies are like, he'll only be doing it for 5 minutes before doing another specialisation.

Anyway, I need some bespoke shelves putting up and don't want to spend more than a yellow handbag.

Well I gave them stick when I was breaking the wagons, but they are well trained and it will a huge amount of potential 'things' to fix - not just cars.

Op - can you redo the exams? I did a few but I was looking for 10 at A-C.
 

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