Thinking of joining IT/COMMS

Discussion in 'Royal Signals' started by Blake25, Apr 19, 2012.

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  1. Hi, I'm New to the website, and seeking information on IT and Comms.

    I'm 25 and Have recently Handed in my application to join, and really like what i have been told,found out about this area of the army.

    Can anyone give me any real information about this trade, I understand there may be many different jobs that fall under this title but any insight would be of help.

    • Is it a good career Choice?
    • Pay and benefits of this trade?
    • Career advancement possibilities? will I be stuck at Lance Corporal for 22 years or possibly end up as a WO1

    Any information, good or or bad would be appreciated.

  2. Soggy4978

    Soggy4978 Old-Salt Book Reviewer

    Is what a good career choice?
    Benefits of what trade?
    You'll be a Lance Jack for 22 years.

    Might help if you narrow it down to what trade you actually want to do.
  3. One of the worst things about joining the Royal Signals is the overwhelmingly gay cap badge.
  4. Soggy4978

    Soggy4978 Old-Salt Book Reviewer

    It's better than a bloody lightning/pony combination at least.
  5. And the bites just keep on comin' :clap:
  6. I'm still not sure exactly which role I would like in this area.

    Possibly Driver Comms specialist.
    Artillery It systems operator.
    Communication systems operator.
    weapons intelligence analyst.

  7. have you looked at the jobs section on the army website? or ask your recruiter for more information on them.
  8. I have and will continue to find any information about the jobs I'm interested in.

    What I'm Really looking for is an insight from people who are currently serving in these roles or have been.

    The recruiters are really helpful but they are all Ex infantry, so cant offer as much about these jobs.

  9. I'm a cs eng. I drink loads of brews, surf t'web, look at a tv full of green lights, when they go red I go for a shit leaving it for someone else to ignore and I get paid a shit load for the privilege!

    Hope that helps.
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  10. HAHAHAHAHAHA yeah right.
  11. Excellent post count.

    Could you **** off and increase it somewhere where people give a shit what you think.

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  12. Try for Int Corps first, if it doesn't work out go for the Signals
  13. Well when you add up the sma and loa.........
  14. Who's sock puppet are you?
  15. ...Tax credits and other assorted benefits to make it up to a just above the poverty line wage.