So i had my BARB today

#1
got suggested Electronic Warfare Systems Operator, Installation Tech, SysEng Tech and Is Eng Tech. Think I'm set on ISEmg Tech but anyone got experience of these roles? Esp the EWSO since that's the one I know least about.
 
#2
IS Eng and Sys Eng Tech are amalgamating beginning next year - can't remember the new trade name though. Sys Eng Tech is alright as a job, but the amount of work we're allowed to do with the new kit coming in is minimal compared to the outgoing Clansman kit (never worked on Ptarmigan).
 
#4
monkeyspanker said:
Go here:

Army Job Site

and read the Royal Signals stuff.

On second thoughts, don't bother!
My favourite bit is the write-up for Tech Sup Spec
You may, if selected, be promoted through every rank to Warrant Officer 1 during your 22-year career. Once you have become a Warrant Officer, you may then apply to be a Royal Signals Officer and if accepted be granted a Late Entry Commission as a Captain. Should you decide to leave the Army, at any stage, you will have learnt excellent skills for working in the Telecommunications and Information Technology industry.
It doesn't mention having to retrade in order to get promoted past Staffy. Excellent skills for the working in Telecoms and IT? That's funny.
 
#5
what score did you get?
 
#6
PoisonDwarf said:
It doesn't mention having to retrade in order to get promoted past Staffy. Excellent skills for the working in Telecoms and IT? That's funny.
Do civvie companies need someone to stand around all day in a brown coat telling people that if they were meant to give things out they would work in Issues, not Stores too?
 
#9
Hey,

I'm joing up in 7 weeks (Counting down so bad!). Going to ATR Lichfield. ISEng is what I chose.

No one told me they were amalgamating it with another. Crazy how AFCOs miss big things out like that.

I got 81 on my barb. Just read that article on BarbGenius saying he got like 63 or something!

Anyway, yeah. 7 WEEKS!!!!!!!

I'm a little excited about it. My brother is also in the Army, bout half way through his phase 2, Basic sounds like it's gonna be pretty damned hard but I just can't wait to go, the wait is so bad. Started the process before christmas (mid Dec) and it's the end of April before my Basic actually starts........
 
#10
ha i Started the process in Sept last year (maybe a little before) and ive got the end of July lol. Maybe see u around. Good luck
 
#12
Ive got my phase 1 at the beginning of june im going to Pirbright and i really cant wait at all it seems to be going too slowly til i go, im going in as a sys eng tech as well cant wait ive heard good things about the job so far but want to get more opinions. anyone want to voice any opinions?
 
#13
Future_Scaly said:
Ive got my phase 1 at the beginning of june im going to Pirbright and i really cant wait at all it seems to be going too slowly til i go, im going in as a sys eng tech as well cant wait ive heard good things about the job so far but want to get more opinions. anyone want to voice any opinions?
Don't think they would really change anything now if we offered them would they mate.....

Well done on getting in (and that goes to all of you about to join the Corps) :D

I have no doubt that you will enjoy your time with us and I wish you all the very best but FFS come in with an open mind and form your own opinions - don't be trawling for them on here. In the main you will get good advice but some of the more cynical and bitter site members will just wind you up and piss you off to the point of confusing you or causing you to doubt your original decision to join up.

Best thing you can do now is read your reporting instructions, follow them to the letter, stay fit and focussed and when you arrive, do as you are told, when you are told.......and don't gob off.

Other than that Phase 1 will be a piece of piss :wink:

....and once you pass off you can move onto the delights of the Three Choughs, Tiffs, the long shitty walk up Black Lane and the long shitty drive down to Bournemouth GU Clinic. :wink:
 
#16
Small point chaps but one worth mentioning. You have all spoken about your barb scores and commencing the various trade training you have elected to pursue and forgotten a fundamental element.

Your Phase 1 training teaches you to be a SOLDIER first! So, enjoy and embrace the start of your careers and forget about trade training until you have earned the right to wear the cap badge.

Just remember this you and you will be fine!! Good luck and see you in Blandford.
 
#17
E-Layer said:
Future_Scaly said:
Ive got my phase 1 at the beginning of june im going to Pirbright and i really cant wait at all it seems to be going too slowly til i go, im going in as a sys eng tech as well cant wait ive heard good things about the job so far but want to get more opinions. anyone want to voice any opinions?
Don't think they would really change anything now if we offered them would they mate.....

Well done on getting in (and that goes to all of you about to join the Corps) :D

I have no doubt that you will enjoy your time with us and I wish you all the very best but FFS come in with an open mind and form your own opinions - don't be trawling for them on here. In the main you will get good advice but some of the more cynical and bitter site members will just wind you up and piss you off to the point of confusing you or causing you to doubt your original decision to join up.

Best thing you can do now is read your reporting instructions, follow them to the letter, stay fit and focussed and when you arrive, do as you are told, when you are told.......and don't gob off.

Other than that Phase 1 will be a piece of piss :wink:

....and once you pass off you can move onto the delights of the Three Choughs, Tiffs, the long shitty walk up Black Lane and the long shitty drive down to Bournemouth GU Clinic. :wink:
Haha! sounds about right anyway cheers for the advice mate appreciate it
 
#18
******* hell they found arrse before they even got to be in the corps .......... hell they should be corps RSM now .......... on a serious note if you want directions to the GU clinic try the permanent staff blocks for directions we know it well ................ fooking phase twos are riddled
 

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