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#1
Hi guys, Im looking for answers!Im an ex RLC chef, hated i.I discharged myself stupidly before Id got my first posting,Iv regretted it ever since.However, since then Iv trained an become level 1&2 qualified motor vehicle mechanic with the IMI. Re-joining insnt just a consideration anymore, its going to happen! Im looking at going through sandhurst and becomming an officer (obviously!). Im just looking for any stories, tips, ups or downs that I might encounter.Iv sadly NOT got A levels to get me straight in though, can anyone recommend any equivalents I can pick up easily to help me get in?

Cheers!
 
#2
Go to the Officers Forum and look there. You will find much if not all what you require there.

ITC
 
#3
To be an Officer in the REME you need a degree in an Electronic or Mechanical Engineering area. I know of people who have managed to get the Army to pay for them to do their degree whilst in the Army, due to only having A-Levels, however these were people who re-traded from Non-Commissioned rank in the REME. This however is rare what i have seen. I am not the guru on this subject so i may be wrong although i always thought the degree was a must to have. Hopefully someone else can fill some of the gaps that i can't.

D_M
 
#4
I think your first port of call would be your local Army Careers Office and see what they have to say. They will be in a better position to advise you on the best way forward.

Good luck.
 
#5
hey pie and chips, you seem like a good northern lad. get some gravy on you and join as a vm, if you have got some mech background it will hold you in good order. as for commision, get to careers office for advice. reme officers like theri eng degrees.
 
#7
P&C,

There's been some good advice so far. To be eligible to join the REME as an officer you must either have a degree, or be considered capable of gaining a degree, in a technical subject. Most hold engineering degrees, but there are plenty with maths, physics etc. Be aware that (the last time I checked) the minimum entry standard for Sandhurst is 2 A-Levels.

If you've enjoyed your VM-ing in Civvy Street, you'll probably get much more satisfaction joining up as a VM. Either way - go for it, and good luck pal.

If you want any more info, pm me.

2Bn
 

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