Trade Change?

#1
I'm starting my phase 1 is Sept (for the Sappers). If when i'm there i decide i want to change my selected trade can I do it? :?
 
#2
yerr you should be able to speak with your training team, in week 10 of phase 1 you should travel to minley to see what your phase 2 alpha will be like and there i think you speak to your PSO and he will allow you to change if there aint a problem.
 
#5
No afraid not mate. I'm to old by half a month to go to bassingbourn which is a bit of a shitter. I going to ATR Lichfield in September instead. Wot u going in?
 
#8
20-22 weeks basic in Bassingbourn then 10 weeks combat engineer training in Minley I think then 30 weeks trade training in Chatam. How longs yours ?
 
#9
14 weeks at Lichfield, 10 weeks at Minley and then 17 weeks at Bovington. Wot day in September u going to Bassingbourn?
 
#10
why the hell choose that trade and now you want to change it.....some of you idiots need to sit down and have hard thoughts about what you really want before doing it........
 
#12
Oh come on guys, give them a break

what would you rather, they join and change trade, or join cant change trade so leave?

and be honest, how many of us knew the ins and outs of our trades before we joined up?
 
#13
Yeah but how do I no I don't like driving tanks and blowing up mine fields when iv never done it before. its not whether i like it or not, its whether theres the oppurtunity to do other things and not do armd engineer for the whole length of my army career. But im happy with my choice now after posting a similar thread on the sappers, and getting decent advice.
 
#14
how the fk do u know if you would like it if you have never done it???? like i said think about what you want to do first......thats like joining the army and turning round and saying i dont like the idea of killing people!!
 
#16
Give the lad a chance, at least he's on here asking questions, tying to get a feel for it before he goes in, I know when I joined I didnt really have a clue what trade training I was doing, just got given a list and told to pick one, It can be daunting and the lad needs our support not our slagging, what kind of example are we giving him if everyone has your attitude gibbo?

Not picking a fight just making a point
 
#17
i aint got any attitude.....but people need to listen to there afco...they get told to go home and read up about the trade that they are going for....does that not say enough that he could not be assd to read up about the trade before choosing it...

far play if he wants to change but i just see it as wasting his recruter's time
 
#18
Nightrained said:
As far as I know Armoured Engineer is a Specialist trade, meaning it's an additional trade to achieve and not a primary trade.
Yeah I know iv never done it before. Wot I'm saying is, out of all the jobs within the Sappers armd engineer appeals to me most. However if when i start my basic I want to change the job im going to be doing i can.

I'm not sure. I selected it as my trade at the careers office though.
 
#19
killergibbo said:
why the hell choose that trade and now you want to change it.....some of you idiots need to sit down and have hard thoughts about what you really want before doing it........
killergibbo, a lot of people are told they will love certain trades by careers advisers, it's all dependent of vacancies.

Once people actually start to talk to others and look into other trades that have been overlooked they can see the whole picture and decide to change to a better/more suitable opportunity.

Those that don't find out all the opportunities end up in a poorly suited or crap jobs - How's life in 9/12L going? :lol:

CC_TA
 
#20
killergibbo said:
i aint got any attitude.....but people need to listen to there afco...they get told to go home and read up about the trade that they are going for....does that not say enough that he could not be assd to read up about the trade before choosing it...
How many times in life do things not quite turn out the way you expect? I think you've got a fair point that people should research their choices properly before committing to something, but there has to be room to have a change of heart!
 

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