Transferring out of catterick into a trade job?

#1
If anyone on the know could shed any light I'd really appreciate it.

I'm in week 8 infantry training at catterick and I'm getting on really well I have good reports and everything's going well except I'm just not enjoying it like I thought I would and I wish I went with my gut instinct and joined a trade job which I know I would enjoy a lot more. Ive spoke briefly with my training staff but they say ill enjoy it soon and regret leaving and in good at it etc. They also said I caoutchouc transfer anyway although I know of someone who has. When I joined i signed a declaration to say I would only be trained in my chosen job. Does anyone know if there is a way of transferring? I've been advised to go higher up or speak to the padre as he gets things done but I don't want the staff thinking I've gone over there heads.

Anyone got any experiences in this or know if it's possible??

Thanks Gixxer
 
#2
your best bet is to write a letter to your platoon commander explaining why you want to transfer. dont rush it and make a good job of it or they might not take it seriously. you will probably be waiting till about week 18 onwards for anything to happen tho.
best of luck.
 
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Zarathustra

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#3
I would stand by for bad news. You said your self, you've signed a declaration that you understood you would only be trained in your (original) chosen job.
 
#4
I'm going to speak to the lagoon commander Monday although my section commander said they won't let people they want go. I've decided I really want to go into the sappers and learn a trade as that's the sort of learning I love doing. The army's great and I've met the best lads I just think I chose the wrong job.
 
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