Why not. As we're all on the same pay band you are in fact better off going for reccy mec where I think the job satisfaction is massively higher and a chance to make WO1 with out tiffy course - purely on merit.
These boys are the really intelligent ones - their path is the righteous one and we are the dumb onions scraping for Artisan promotion or enduring a pants tiffy course and probably divorce to follow.
Tech storeman also not as daft as they may appear. They also have easy promotion all the way up and lets face it a tech will shine amognst most of them.