TSS??technical supply specialist

Any one heard bout the new job TSS taking over from Tech storeman?
it like gives more oppurtunity towards the Regi specialist in the future and doing the courses and stuff.
just wondering what you thought of it?

cheers :D
There's a big article about it in the January Craftsman. Pretty much spells out all you need to know about it.
Most likely lots of dress swapping! And sex swapping too!

Correct title is Technical Support Specialist, or TS Spec. I suggested Tarmac Support Technician but was overruled! Don't know why?
TSS - Technically Still Storeman
Oi, Its about time we got a fancy name ;O)
Army_Rizzle said:
Oi, Its about time we got a fancy name ;O)
Technical Storeman WAS a fancy name!! Better than plain 'Storeman' as when I started. At least the Technical bit made us sound more intelligent than all the Inf, RA, RE etc Storemen!!!!
Only sound mind! It was basically the same course!
But we are technical, because after the 4 week course at deepcut we do a 2 day course at bordon. lol

Its a good thing thought, ie for me as I want to head down the TSS route, get my training qualifications and get out of the stores.
Army_Rizzle said:
But we are technical, because after the 4 week course at deepcut we do a 2 day course at bordon.
My Basic Trade course in 86 (not some newfangled Phase of Trg!!) was a healthy 7 weeks at Bordon. No RAOC muppets telling the REME how to run a store!!
storesr4storing said:
(Stmn, RS and driver - without a pay rise!)
Didums. :p
I'm not whinging about it Vampire, I am now a civvy - left in 2005 after 22 years as an underpaid tech stmn. The TSS new trade is likely to benefit some with more chance of additional quals etc and a bit more variety in employment. However most of them will be over-burdened with additional tasks etc etc. Basically just another ridiculous cost cutting exercise turning 3 CEG'S into 1 because the powers to be have realised that they shouldn't have got rid of RS/RD. Why not have one trade in the REME - SuperMech
Completely agree storesr4storing,
The new trades all combined will to coin a phrase "Jack of all trades, master of none". A Class 3 TSS will leave training and start as a Storeman, then leave that trade and become a driver, then go back for their Class 1 with only 2 years stores experience, then off as an MTI somewhere, get promoted and start as a CPl Tech Stmn in a singleton post, with only 2 years at trade. Compared to now when full screws are running their own stores with 6 years or more experience and some of them are struggling, especially at Armoured units.
How TS Spec will be seen by the rest of the corps is up to those who are becoming part of/joining the CEG.

It's been designed to give a dual route for either Storeman or Mil Training, with common elements for all. It also still allows for transfers in from other Regts, like the Inf Cpls/Sgts who transferred in to the RS trade, so allowing the Corps to cherry pick if it needs. The career path has been subjected to lots of consultation with members of both trade groups, hopefully it will be well received, and constructively criticised so it can be adjusted accordingly.

There is still the opportunity for other trades to jump into the MTI role should they wish to give it a go for a couple of years!

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