REME vs Signals vs Infrantry officer or *any suggestions*

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eden1994

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Alright so I will be joining the army in two years time as I need to sort out some dual nationality stuff which the army has clarified as to what I need to do. In this time I will try to bolster my skills as much as possible.

Right now my skills the army could potentially use are:
BEng + MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Warwick
1 year experience as an engineer which will be 3 by the time I join.
Speak 4 languages, 3 native level (English, Kurdish and Turkish) + German at conversational

Im considering the above areas but if anyone has another role they would recommend I am all eyes and ears. All roles above are as officers btw.
 
Given the current state of the world Signals or Intelligence. How are you with other regional languages?
 

eden1994

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The above mentioned are my mother tongues (yes I have 3 weirdly) and German which I have had proper training at university with qualifications. I can also speak Spanish which can be brought up to conversational level quickly. I am also thinking of learning French when I complete my masters. Any advice? Is the intelligence units office or front line based. Apologies I do not have a deep understanding of the army as everyone close to me is in the civilian job sector.
 
Signals......has an age-old reputation for poor organisation and weapons-grade BS.

Languages and an analytical mind........Int Corps, run as hard as you can then staff college. Still, Sandhurst first.
 
No sailing qualifications? A technical* degree?

The Royal Signals is no place for an oik like you.

* Okay, Warwick, so possibly a fine arts degree equivalent.
 

eden1994

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Signals......has an age-old reputation for poor organisation and weapons-grade BS.

Languages and an analytical mind........Int Corps, run as hard as you can then staff college. Still, Sandhurst first.
How useful are the languages I know to the military? Will I be required to learn more?
 
Have you lost your mind in the military?
Have you any experience of the Royal Signals officer corps?

Sailing is vital. Technical is for SNCOs or LE officers. Frankly, it scares the f**k out of me. But you asked.
 

Brotherton Lad

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How useful are the languages I know to the military? Will I be required to learn more?


Who knows what we'll be doing in 2 or 3 years' time? As you'll understand, having a couple of languages makes learning another much easier.

I'd suggest start with RE and consider a move to Int Corps or diplomatic stuff in half a decade or so. (Of course, the dual nationality will add another level of complexity for you.)
 

eden1994

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Who knows what we'll be doing in 2 or 3 years' time? As you'll understand, having a couple of languages makes learning another much easier.

I'd suggest start with RE and consider a move to Int Corps or diplomatic stuff in half a decade or so. (Of course, the dual nationality will add another level of complexity for you.)
Why would you suggest starting of like that and than moving? The army recruitment said all I need is a letter saying I do not need to do military service in my other nationality and then I am all good.
 

Frog Hall

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BEng + MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Warwick
Don't join, get a job with a vehicle manufacturer and join the RE reserves. You have gone to one of the best scientific universities in the world, once you have experience of both worlds you will have so many options even the arrserati won't be able to work out where you should go.
 

eden1994

Clanker
Have you any experience of the Royal Signals officer corps?

Sailing is vital. Technical is for SNCOs or LE officers. Frankly, it scares the f**k out of me. But you asked.
I was referring to your overly negative tone. But never mind. Your opinion is of course much appreciated.
 
How about you make up your own mind about your future career choice? Or flip a coin.
 

Brotherton Lad

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Why would you suggest starting of like that and than moving? The army recruitment said all I need is a letter saying I do not need to do military service in my other nationality and then I am all good.


Because I think it's important to get a basic grounding in good old-fashioned soldiering and then specialising.

With regards to the dual nationality that will probably only become a sensitive matter a decade away depending on where you wish to go.
 

eden1994

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Don't join, get a job with a vehicle manufacturer and join the RE reserves. You have gone to one of the best scientific universities in the world, once you have experience of both worlds you will have so many options even the arrserati won't be able to work out where you should go.
Now that is solid advice. I have one year experience at Nissan anyway. Will probably get contractual jobs at the major companies in the next two years while I sort out my shit with my dual nationality. This is one route. ty
 

eden1994

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How about you make up your own mind about your future career choice? Or flip a coin.
Asking for more info from people that are likely to be more experienced than myself isnt making other people choose for me. Just trying to gather as much info as possible so I can make my mind up.
 
RSIGS officer? Unless you're going trade, then going for your pips you're wasted unless you like mindless BS and having rings run round you by Foremen and Yeomen. Unfortunately most RSIGS Ruperts arent top of the shop at the Factory. There were/are some cracking Ruperts in RSIGS but they are the exception.
Others suggested RE, go there. Your dual-nationality will cause you problems, I suspect, both with RSIGS and Int Corps.
RE with your MEng and you'll be right.
 

eden1994

Clanker
RSIGS officer? Unless you're going trade, then going for your pips you're wasted unless you like mindless BS and having rings run round you by Foremen and Yeomen. Unfortunately most RSIGS Ruperts arent top of the shop at the Factory. There were/are some cracking Ruperts in RSIGS but they are the exception.
Others suggested RE, go there. Your dual-nationality will cause you problems, I suspect, both with RSIGS and Int Corps.
RE with your MEng and you'll be right.
Will it still be a problem when I get a letter from the embassy saying I am except from military service (this was requested by the army when I went to the careers centre). Or can it be allowed on a specific basis? I have not lived in that country for 15 years counting and do not planning on moving there.
 
Asking for more info from people that are likely to be more experienced than myself isnt making other people choose for me. Just trying to gather as much info as possible so I can make my mind up.
Most posters on here were in the Army when the SLR was the standard issue personal weapon.
 
Will it still be a problem when I get a letter from the embassy saying I am except from military service.
Different thing. He is talking about clearance issues - more of a problem with the slime but there are a number of Sigs roles (e.g. 14) where it would be an issue.
 
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