Royal Engineer's Reservist Phase 2 and beyond

MayfairJoe

Swinger
Had a longish google on the subject, and searched lots on here. Can anyone what are the courses which make up phase 2 for RE reserve units. I assume everyone does a Combat Engineering course - how long is this and what tends to come after that?

I assume that reserves aren't expected to pick up a Royal Engineer's "trade" and that the Combat Engineering job is the main one (unless it's an EOD Search unit or similar)??

Anyone have a few moments to guide me what the various career paths are etc.
 
Ok, Ph2 = 2 weeks Foundation training. This is the same across the board, regardless of which RE trade you choose.

Thereafter it branches out to the trades that are available at your location/which Sqn/Regt you are joining.

Combat Engineer a further 2 x 2 week courses, for all others a further 3 x 2 week courses.
ME Driver - Driving landrovers, big trucks and stuff
ME Plant Operator - Moving earth and stuff with diggers and stuff
ME Signaller - Using radios, maps and stuff
ME Logistics Specialist - Logistics stuff (Sorry, no idea what they actually do but I'm sure it's actually quite important)
ME Search - Looking for bad stuff
ME Geographic Technician - Colouring in maps and stuff
ME Amphibious - Crossing wet gaps and stuff

There are optional Artisan courses (2 weeks long) available depending on availability

I think that's all of them, although undoubtedly incorrectly named. Not the most helpful post but should give you a steer in the right direction.
 

MayfairJoe

Swinger
Very interesting. Be interested to know what is taught on the optional artisan courses - surely two weeks can't be enough to learn very much unless the soldier works professionally in the field already?
 

Fake Sheikh

On ROPS
On ROPs
ME Geographic Technician - Colouring in maps and stuff
If you are lucky, unless you commit or have the time for the Regular Course you will not do a lot of Geo Work.
Moving trucks around, setting kit up & looking at old maps and storing them. Exercises normally with parent Regular 42 Geo unit. RAF Wyton is a great place, visit once, easily forgotten.

ME Plant Operator would however get good quals recognized in civy street.
JCB, CTIB & various digger tickets all good.

ME Logistics Specialist a G4 trainee future God.
You supply everything the unit wants, demand it, pick it & then once signed over see it broken!
Experience in stock rotation, supply & demand and various trade courses to do including MJDI.
The backbone of the Army ordering kit system (often crashes) but the RAF designed it, allegedly.

Senior roles include RQMS(T) & RQMS some get commissioned as LE Officers & QM(T) and QM roles.
You are then God.
 

MayfairJoe

Swinger
If you are lucky, unless you commit or have the time for the Regular Course you will not do a lot of Geo Work.
Moving trucks around, setting kit up & looking at old maps and storing them. Exercises normally with parent Regular 42 Geo unit. RAF Wyton is a great place, visit once, easily forgotten.

ME Plant Operator would however get good quals recognized in civy street.
JCB, CTIB & various digger tickets all good.

ME Logistics Specialist a G4 trainee future God.
You supply everything the unit wants, demand it, pick it & then once signed over see it broken!
Experience in stock rotation, supply & demand and various trade courses to do including MJDI.
The backbone of the Army ordering kit system(often crashes)
Any more information on other reserve jobs? Would the Army really be interested in allowing you onto a regular course considering you could do the whole training and then just use the qualifications on civvy street with no return of service?
 

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