RE Trade

Discussion in 'Sappers' started by Taffy87, Dec 10, 2008.

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  1. HI guys I’m thinking about joining the RE but lack sufficient GCSE grades to join as a chippy or plumber the only way I can join in these trades I have to ascertain a shading reference so I was looking at the - Military Engineer - Command, Communications and Information Systems Specialist, what I want to know really is in this trade am I likely to sit in a tent of a land rover relaying messages etc or can I expect to spend a lot of time in the field, I don’t mind working in the trade but I would also prefer to spend most of my time as a combat engineer thanks in advance

    Taffy
     
  2. You only require A-D in Maths, Eng and Sci for Chippy or A-C's for Plumber. How about going to college to re-take you GCSE's. Whilst your there sign up for the FE Bursary scheme. Earn yourself a few quid whilst getting the grades required for the job you actually want to do

    Look on here:

    http://www.armyjobs.mod.uk/education/grants/Pages/FurtherEducationBursary.aspx

    Having said that, the chippy, sparky and plumber jobs are popular and have quite a long waiting period for trade training.

    However, if a recruit is wanting to join in a hurry, can I suggest the following trades that have vacancies now:

    ME Ftr and ME Ftr ACR - both attract a Golden Hello of £500 (minimum), you also get a C+E licence and other NVQ qualifications.

    ME Geo Tech - Golden Hello of £500 (minimum), C+E licence and opportunity to gain a foundation degree.

    ME Res Spec - C+E licence and other NVQ qualifications in Warehousing.

    ME C3S - Driving Licence, Computer Driving Lenience and other NVQ qualifications

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. if you want a decent trade then stick to your guns, it will be worth the wait.
     
  4. what knocker said become a planty lol
     
  5. even that "trade" has to be better than C3S. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  6. If he hasn't got the grades for chippy or plumber then Ftr or Ftr ACR are well out of reach.

    What GCSEs did you get?
     
  7. I see that you are still quiet jaded towards my fellow plant gods knocker
     
  8. far too long in the tooth to be changing now keefy. :D :D :D :D
     
  9. Unfortunately, Lads now-a-days won't or can't afford to wait. Here in the AFCO if the wait is too long then we are losing them to their 2nd or 3rd choices. Which 8 times out of 10 is Infantry.
     
  10. their loss then, always call for a mortar base-plate carrier in civ-div.
     
  11. I think Knocker was used as a Plant Troop play thing as a young Sapper and now is permenantly bitter and twisted because he needs **** tampons!
     
  12. Mate knocker never was a "Young Sapper" he joined as a 'orrible ole full screw :p :wink:
     
  13. i thank you.
     
  14. my god, you've given birth to a 20 year old!!

    ...duly washed off the placenta, donned his stable belt then blew a mousehole in the delivery room wall!!

    ..as all RE are!