Trade duration question

#1
Can some one enlighten me on how long it will take to complete each of the following REME trades?


o Aircraft Technician
o Avionics Technician
o Electronics Technician
o Vehicle Mechanic
o Recovery Mechanic
o Armourer
o Metalsmith
o Technical Support Specialist

Also is this part of the phase 2? don't understand it :?
 
#2
It's all phase 2.

Armr is approx 9 months.
VM is about 6 months I think.
Air Tech is 51 weeks
TSS is approx 3 hours
 
#7
smudge67 said:
spaz said:
smudge67 said:
TSS is approx 3 hours
Have they added more modules to the course?
Yeah, how to hold a pencil. That takes 2 hours.
I assume that module is a tick in the box attendance course? Also, are they mad? Giving the TSS a pencil right away, no gradual build up from crayons?
 
#8
smudge67 said:
It's all phase 2.

Armr is approx 9 months.
VM is about 6 months I think.
Air Tech is 51 weeks
TSS is approx 3 hours
so during the 51 weeks phase 2 training are you still a Newerant?

or is it after phase 1 you make Pte?


cheers
 
#9
What's a newerant?

No, during phase 1 & 2 you will be a Craftsman (regardless of sex).

I'm not sure if Smudge's timelines for tech are strictly true either, Air tech takes a lot longer than a year to go through.

Your best bet to know exactly what's what on the electronics trades are to send a PM to Arrse90. If he's in a good mood (which is a bit rare since he's been shafted on posting and promotion) then he'll no doubt help out.
 
#10
sparky8 said:
I'm not sure if Smudge's timelines for tech are strictly true either, Air tech takes a lot longer than a year to go through.

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I thought it was longer also. I assume the REME website I got it off could be wrong?
 
#11
Maybe mate. It might also be a bit of fanciful accounting. If you take all of the leave and days off away, half day Weds etc etc it may come to that time! I think that about the earliest you can leave Arbors is around 18 months but then Ive been out of there 4 months now and all things could have changed!
 
#12
sparky8 said:
Maybe mate. It might also be a bit of fanciful accounting. If you take all of the leave and days off away, half day Weds etc etc it may come to that time! I think that about the earliest you can leave Arbors is around 18 months but then Ive been out of there 4 months now and all things could have changed!
18 months sounds about right. I like the "creative accounting" idea. I wouldn't put it past them.
 
#15
G_M_B said:
dows anyone no anything about the armour's deployment on the frontline and there duties there

thanks
You mean "armour" as in Tanks? Or did you mean "armourer" as in the REME trade of the Gods?
 
#16
smudge67 said:
sparky8 said:
Maybe mate. It might also be a bit of fanciful accounting. If you take all of the leave and days off away, half day Weds etc etc it may come to that time! I think that about the earliest you can leave Arbors is around 18 months but then Ive been out of there 4 months now and all things could have changed!
18 months sounds about right. I like the "creative accounting" idea. I wouldn't put it past them.
Your technical training begins at the School of
Electronic and Aeronautical Engineering (SEAE)
at Arborfield, near Reading in Berkshire, starting
with 11 weeks of Foundation Modular Training,
building up your knowledge of maths, science
and other disciplines to confirm suitability
for training as an Aircraft Technician. This is
followed by 51 working weeks of trade training,
not including time spent on recess duties,
adventurous training or external leadership.

10/10 for you both and a big Soggy Biscuit....I will even let Smudge eat it afterwards. Yes approx 18 months and all the other approx timescales are about right but expect a long time in holding Platoon or what ever they call it now adays for courses to start.
 
#17
smudge67 said:
G_M_B said:
dows anyone no anything about the armour's deployment on the frontline and there duties there

thanks
You mean "armour" as in Tanks? Or did you mean "armourer" as in the REME trade of the Gods?
I will never knock Armourers they are some of the best third man in my 434 or 513 Ive ever had after you teach them how to make special coffees......Smudge less of the brown flakey bits and I think the creams gone off mate.
 
#18
The_IRON said:
10/10 for you both and a big Soggy Biscuit....I will even let Smudge eat it afterwards. Yes approx 18 months and all the other approx timescales are about right but expect a long time in holding Platoon or what ever they call it now adays for courses to start.
Are people still posted out before courses start?

At Minden there was a pot-greenie who spent a few months with us before starting his course. And I know of two who were posted to the booties before starting the same course as me. No dettol badges though, as one broke his leg and the other twatted a sapper with a shovel which is apparently classed as a fail.
 
#19
I arrived in Bordon at the end of July '09 for my VM course, should be lucky to be out of here by this July coming!

Lots of sitting around waiting for courses at the moment...but at least I'm on course and on my way onto better (?) places!
 
#20
mistersoft said:
The_IRON said:
10/10 for you both and a big Soggy Biscuit....I will even let Smudge eat it afterwards. Yes approx 18 months and all the other approx timescales are about right but expect a long time in holding Platoon or what ever they call it now adays for courses to start.
Are people still posted out before courses start?

At Minden there was a pot-greenie who spent a few months with us before starting his course. And I know of two who were posted to the booties before starting the same course as me. No dettol badges though, as one broke his leg and the other twatted a sapper with a shovel which is apparently classed as a fail.
I managed to blag a couple of weeks sailing out of Gosport, and a couple of weeks skiing whilst waiting for my course. No attachments to another unit that I was aware of (at the time)
 

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