Removed.

#2
Inst Tech promotion has not been better than what it is now.

Lets look at the last 2 years,

2004,
2 off the WO2 board who achieved RD slots (remember we have no Supvr route)
4 off the SSgt board, 1 off the reserve making 5.
5 off the Sgt board.

2005
2 off the WO2 board into RD slots, a further 2 off the reserve to take up our 2 semi-permanent trade WO2 slots. A total of 4, outstanding!
4 off the SSgt board with another 3 off the reserve making 7 !!
5 off the Sgt board with the opportunity for another couple to fill in upcoming vacant slots.

Tell me what is bad about that.

Promotion on the Inst Tech roster is incredibly competative, find yourself an edge and keep at it. (Have you not listened to anything Mr C from MCM has said?)

As for the 7 Sigs chap well hes a good guy and obviously had the edge on his peer group! Its not all time served you know!
 
#4
Yes I do but,

Their availablility will be determined when the others off the SSgt reserve move up. Remember promotion is for next 12 months and not immeadiate. It may make more sense to gap the posts for the next board dependant on circumstances.

Another factor will be how many came above the promotability line. Then there is the proactivness of units who have a gap and an individual who "they" see fit to fill it, often MCM will go by the advice of CO`s.

Generally MCM will promote soldiers when they can.

Your next step should be with your OC or the RCMO, ask how you performed on the board he should be able to give you a feel for how the next 12 months should go. He will also identify your weak areas in your profile. Listen to what is said and make the changes needed.

Good Luck
 
#5
bored_of_the_signals said:
Yet another arrse year for the mech Cpl-Sgt board, but well done to the guys that made the grade! Only one shocker in there! (The sprog that got promoted - 7 Sigs). Can anyone answer what has this guy done that made him get it? Im not bitter(Honest!!) just curious.
Rather than ask what the guy has done to get promoted, ask youself what you haven't done!! :?:
 
#6
SITREP...

Since my last post a further 2 Cpls made the Sgt Reserve list making 7 in all.

Where you one of the lucky ones? :roll:
 
#12
Disco wrote - (remember we have no Supvr route)
Don't forget if you have already obtained a high enough qualification you can go FofS - not heard of but possible!

(Not that any Tele Mech would want to!)

p.s. Just got to 7 and heard nothing but good stuff about my Mech ... sorry Inst Tech
 
#13
Smoking_Sigs said:
Don't forget if you have already obtained a high enough qualification you can go FofS - not heard of but possible!
It has not happened so far and it never will. The retrade course to go from Inst Tech to FofS would be horrendous. BY the time we get soeone brave enough to do it, they will be putting the finishing touches to this new 'Infrastructure Engineer' trade or whatever it will be called - with its own supervisory route "RSigs Clerk of Works" or similar. Any thoughts?
 
#14
PoisonDwarf said:
Smoking_Sigs said:
Don't forget if you have already obtained a high enough qualification you can go FofS - not heard of but possible!
It has not happened so far and it never will. The retrade course to go from Inst Tech to FofS would be horrendous. BY the time we get soeone brave enough to do it, they will be putting the finishing touches to this new 'Infrastructure Engineer' trade or whatever it will be called - with its own supervisory route "RSigs Clerk of Works" or similar. Any thoughts?
Any thoughts?, why yes...

ARRSE

Why?, becuase it will end up another Inst Tech cluster as they try to give a supervisory role to an amalgamation of trades rather than specific to the Inst Tech, all which have different training and roles. So a hashing together of a few skillsets with some loose links to 16th edition wiring regs with an automatic conversion to Inst Tech class 1 for ED`s...

Hey but if I keep my mouth shut it could lead to early promotion to WO2!

Clerk of works, what a daft concept!!

:roll:
 
#15
Disco said:
PoisonDwarf said:
Smoking_Sigs said:
Don't forget if you have already obtained a high enough qualification you can go FofS - not heard of but possible!
It has not happened so far and it never will. The retrade course to go from Inst Tech to FofS would be horrendous. BY the time we get soeone brave enough to do it, they will be putting the finishing touches to this new 'Infrastructure Engineer' trade or whatever it will be called - with its own supervisory route "RSigs Clerk of Works" or similar. Any thoughts?
Any thoughts?, why yes...

ARRSE

Why?, becuase it will end up another Inst Tech cluster as they try to give a supervisory role to an amalgamation of trades rather than specific to the Inst Tech, all which have different training and roles. So a hashing together of a few skillsets with some loose links to 16th edition wiring regs with an automatic conversion to Inst Tech class 1 for ED`s...

Hey but if I keep my mouth shut it could lead to early promotion to WO2!

Clerk of works, what a daft concept!!

:roll:
The concept is daft disco, until it works. You could use the same thinking towards the Supervisor IS - a supervisory role encompasing many, many different specialisations, which will take time to bed in and mature as a roster.

I have no doubt that a Clerk of Works Royal Signals would take time to evolve and work, it works elsewhere (The Royal Engineers for example).

It is however somewhat pointless speculating on what may happen, lets see what comes out of the ivory towers before we attempt to analyse it!!

Boney
 
#16
boney_m said:
The concept is daft disco, until it works. You could use the same thinking towards the Supervisor IS - a supervisory role encompasing many, many different specialisations, which will take time to bed in and mature as a roster.
My Mum says I'm special.

Remember we all have ways of influencing those same ivory towers, Boney. Get in contact with the Trade Sponsor Steering Group 'champion' from your tradegroup; the man/woman on the inside when they convene the ivory tower cabals, complete with cackling witches, astrologers, spin doctors and other assorted wierdos (normally around midnight at high tide). If you email me I'll give you the details of the IS bloke on the inside. Then you can air your views by proxy. That goes for any IS folks here by the way.

PD
 
#17
Boney you just demonstrated the very thing why Clerk of Works is a daft concept.

What the hell has a RE CoW got to do with the roles and responsabilities of an Inst Tech, even as a Planner.

None!

On deployment or static posts that kind of work will still go via the RE or civsec via the Planner anyway!.

Any realistic Supvr route would entail mostly what SSgt Inst Tech Planners do atm which is copper and fibre distribution/ network design. You could add power distribution and loading to this as an added skill. The would have a bigger role in deployment of assets such as OSCA etc but realistically the FoS does this anyway, so why pay for another "expert" ? Their role would no doubt be the middle man between the IS Supvr and the FoS (a bitch to both :wink:)

Its all a bit "jobs for the boys" and I know Im presenting more of an argument against rather than for but I have a feeling is there is a real lack of understanding (from those above) on how a Supvr Inst Tech would compliment a Sqn Ops team.

I can see it getting "fudged" through and becoming a real dissapointment to receiving units!

However I will try and stay open minded to what comes... if it does :roll:
 

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