Transfer from SPS

#1
Being a 'Combat Human Resource Specialist' (yes is did call myself that) i should know this but here goes.

Has anyone got a rough idea of how long it will take to re-trade to become a weapon system engineer and how often the trade training is?

Any info on what the job is like would be great.

Cheers,
 
#3
Do you mean an armourer, that must be one of those new sparkly names they are using.

Urm, as far as I'm aware, the REME is closed for transfers. I may be wrong though.
 
#5
Well bugger me - I've just found out I'm no longer an Armourer! Why are they changing the feckin names?

Role Finder - British Army Website

Where are you at the moment? Do you have an Armourer, I mean, weapons systems thingymerjiggy at your place? If so give them a shout and see if you can spend a few mornings/afternoons/days with him or her to get a good look at what goes on.

There are quite a fer good threads on Armourer on this site, get your head in the search feature and enjoy. Any dramas - pop me a PM and I'll see what I can do.

Good luck.
 
#6
Don't take my word for it, but that was what I had heard at the last REME Roadshow, the only people we were taking in was Full Screw infantry types into the TSS trade.

When people join the army now they are being made to sign a piece of paper that states they have to stick at their job, transfers I think now are far n few between.
 
#10
Well bugger me - I've just found out I'm no longer an Armourer! Why are they changing the feckin names?

Role Finder - British Army Website

Where are you at the moment? Do you have an Armourer, I mean, weapons systems thingymerjiggy at your place? If so give them a shout and see if you can spend a few mornings/afternoons/days with him or her to get a good look at what goes on.

There are quite a fer good threads on Armourer on this site, get your head in the search feature and enjoy. Any dramas - pop me a PM and I'll see what I can do.

Good luck.
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