Royal Engineers equipment mechanic

#1
i want to become a royal engineer and i have applied for harrogate afc and im interested in being equipment mechanic because they say the job doasnt get old and i get bored very easily but i was told about the royal engineer paras and i was wondering about if i could be a equipment mechanic and then apply for para training so that i wold be both or is it just one or the other?
 
#5
i want to become a royal engineer and i have applied for harrogate afc and im interested in being equipment mechanic because they say the job doasnt get old and i get bored very easily but i was told about the royal engineer paras and i was wondering about if i could be a equipment mechanic and then apply for para training so that i wold be both or is it just one or the other?
Have you got any previous experience of mechanics? For example, maintaining your own motorbike or something like that.
 
#7
i took engineering at school but we did absolutaly nothing with mechanics although my did teach me about engines as he restores cars as a hobby. iv just always enjoyed taking stuff apart and finding out how it works and then rebuilding it again.
 
#8
If you get bored easily then the Army is for you.

No hanging around while somebody makes a decision.

Non stop action and one big barrel of laughs.

You'll love it.
 
#9
i took engineering at school but we did absolutaly nothing with mechanics although my did teach me about engines as he restores cars as a hobby. iv just always enjoyed taking stuff apart and finding out how it works and then rebuilding it again.
That sounds good, don't forget to mention it at an interview! And take along a couple of photos of any projects like that, always a good ice-breaker if conversation dries up.
 
#12
Ask your ACIO about getting on a insight course down at Gib Barracks for a week. They let you feck about with explosives, build bridges, take you to Chatham to feck about in RIBs on the river and look around the school. Operational commitments permitting, they'll take you see one of the armoured regiments too. My lad did it and found it useful. You'll get a chance to ask sappers questions about RE life as opposed to people who don't know half of what they do.

For more details on insight course schedule, content etc. go to....

https://www.army.mod.uk/royalengineers/29597.aspx
 

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