Royal Engineers - Electrician

hi guys

just seriously need to know if for this role within the RE, would i have to take a technical selection test? :S

many thanks
Nathan
 

Arnie013

Old-Salt
Yes. Sparky assessment. Someone will be along in a minute to explain more about length and what it involves. I'm just a lowly welder/blacksmith me!
 
much appreciated, on the army website though it says a technical selection test is only applicable to those applying for technical trades? so will i have to take this maths test as it seems or another type of test i am really confused as their is no clarification
 

Arnie013

Old-Salt
Iirc. The sparky assessment is mostly maths. I'll ask me bezzer tomorrow. He's an A1 sparky and is getting out in the next couple of months to be a full time civvy sparky. I'll let you know what he says.
 

Arnie013

Old-Salt
Tbh mate. The corps website is shit. It really does explain the square root of fuxk all. It gives titbits and tasters. Best bet is to ask someone in the know. I.e someone on here or a recruiter, (preferably an engineer one!)
 

Arnie013

Old-Salt
Just got a text from my mate and I quote "maths, and wire a plug, twas webbotron." and when asked what the maths was like he replied "normal ont assesment, degree level on actual cse" Know its not much but hope it helps a little.
 

Arnie013

Old-Salt
Can't remember doing it as a potential planty. Was ten year ago though and my memory is dog toffee, so good chance your right! What did it involve? Might jog the old noodle.
 
i have found out their is a technical selection test with a pass mark of 25/55 for an electrician in the sappers. what do you mean by degree at cse, much appreciated guys for the imput.
 
My lads done this and said it was easy enough I'll get more info off him and pass it on.
 

Swamped

Old-Salt
Can't remember doing it as a potential planty. Was ten year ago though and my memory is dog toffee, so good chance your right! What did it involve? Might jog the old noodle.
If I remember correctly it was just a buckshee sit down maths test, you get a calculator.

Wasn't just engineers that had to do it, was basically anyone getting a trade out of the army.

I might be wrong but you do a very similar, if not the same test at Gib in your first week, lad on ours got full marks and pushed into going Geo.

More than likely all changed now though, quick scan of the Joining Up board shows things are very different to 5-6 years ago.
 
Fair one 3123
 

sirbhp

LE
Book Reviewer
Yes. Sparky assessment. Someone will be along in a minute to explain more about length and what it involves. I'm just a lowly welder/blacksmith me!
were you trained by Paul Spedding perchance ?
 

Arnie013

Old-Salt
Nah. My instructors were mick buckler and don Simpson on my A2 and Millsy and Bully on my A1. 05 and 07 respectively.
 

Sapper145

War Hero
i have found out their is a technical selection test with a pass mark of 25/55 for an electrician in the sappers. what do you mean by degree at cse, much appreciated guys for the imput.
He meant that it is degree level maths whilst on the course. Which goes to show that he must be websters at maths much like myself as it is definitely not degree level. So you can breath again. Oh and be careful with the word "Fella", the bayonets get a bit upset with it, lightweight cnuts.
 

chimera

LE
Moderator
In the Corps, we pride ourselves on the ability to solve problems.

So a couple of clicks down on the Corps website is t he email address for the Corps recruiting team:

Further Information - British Army Website

So it would be easy to email them and ask.

The website also tells you that for ME Elec you will need GCSE C Grade or above in English, Maths + 1 other.
 

sirbhp

LE
Book Reviewer
two of my oppos signed up in the late 60.s to be Welders . They were posted to Armoured to get the feel of metal !
I don't think either of them ended up actually getting trade training . This might have been because they changed the minds and opted for hgv training before demobb i dont know .
 

lemonkettaz

War Hero
At selection you do a technical selection test.

Then once you start your trade training you will do a 2 week foundation maths course followed by a 4 week assessment. You get on the electrician 0-2 course if you pass
 

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