The "what trade should I go for" thread - all job selection related chat in here

Tubbs_1966

Swinger
Hi I'm new to the forum, just looking for some insight, what combat roles would see alot of travelling to other countries and training abroad also looking for possible opportunities to gain civvy recognised qualifications and apologies if the questions come across as abit daft
Royal engineers but have a look at this
 

Gman44

Crow
Morning ladies and gents, I’ve currently decided to bite the bullet and finally apply before I get any older. (Currently 26) and after doing my research the most enticing role I’ve looked into is a CMT. I was curious however, if anyone has any information regarding phase 2.
The information provided on the website is very limited and I have tried to have a look through previous posts but I was unable to find any information. Also I imagine that a CMT is a popular role and was curious if anyone had any information regarding recruitment waiting times to be allocated spaces for an intake.
 

S7015642F

Swinger
Morning ladies and gents, I’ve currently decided to bite the bullet and finally apply before I get any older. (Currently 26) and after doing my research the most enticing role I’ve looked into is a CMT. I was curious however, if anyone has any information regarding phase 2.
The information provided on the website is very limited and I have tried to have a look through previous posts but I was unable to find any information. Also I imagine that a CMT is a popular role and was curious if anyone had any information regarding recruitment waiting times to be allocated spaces for an intake.
Try looking on army medical services instagram page. They have insights on everything medical related. I was told by AFCO that the list is year and half wait and they only do 2 intakes a year.
 

Gman44

Crow
Cheers mate I had a good
Look through and found plenty! Wasn’t aware the army was going on Instagram!

Blimey that is a wait haha, are there ways to increase chances of getting a faster placement? Do your selection scores dictate where you go on the list?
 

S7015642F

Swinger
Cheers mate I had a good
Look through and found plenty! Wasn’t aware the army was going on Instagram!

Blimey that is a wait haha, are there ways to increase chances of getting a faster placement? Do your selection scores dictate where you go on the list?
Yeah they are big on Instagram. All the corps have their own page too. Not just the army medical services.

I honestly doubt it, you could get a higher grade at selection but that’s when the waiting 18 months happens. You’ll see on some posts on here people have waited couple months then said they want their second job choice and gotten in quicker.
 
Hi All,

I am currently in the joining process and looking at roles that blend plenty of combat with a technical side as well. Comm Sys Op has been mentioned as something to look at but there is limited information online about how these operate.

From what I understand, Com Sys Ops are attached to regular and armoured infantry units to provide comms support, but how much combat will they actually see? Is it a case of the infantry go first and they bring up the rear? Or do they genuinely get stuck in?

I know there is scope to do the Special forces communicator course and attach to various special forces units, but the same question applies. Do the members of 18 Sig have the opportunity to get stuck in with the lads? Or is it more of a supporting role?

If anyone else has any other suggestions about roles I should take a look at then I would really appreciate hearing from them as well.

Thanks for taking the time to have a look at this thread.
Cheers
Comms Sys Op won’t exist shortly and we’re all getting a new main trade for pay name. 18Sigs is massive and very busy all the time. You don’t have to be in 18Sigs to attempt SFC selection and I don’t think they are bothered about what trade you are going in, you need to pass a trade course as part of the selection. As for getting stuck in with the lads you’ll have to ask someone who has been “in with the lads”.
 

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