VENG

#1
Please Help
I am a Cpl in the RLC and just have been offered VENG, still have 15 1/2 years to go. Is it worth me taking this up or sacking and sticking as i am?
 
#3
It would mean you have the option to stay until you have completed 24 years but could be offered further extensions. Does not effect your entitlement to leave at the 22 year point if you find you have had enough at that stage. I would think that if you are planning on doing the 22 you would be as well to have the option of another couple of years.
 
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hairybeermonster said:
Please Help
I am a Cpl in the RLC and just have been offered VENG, still have 15 1/2 years to go. Is it worth me taking this up or sacking and sticking as i am?
Finally.

Someone in the RLC has ben offered it. Not a peep in my direction....................Someone telling me something?
 
#6
I can't speak for the RLC but I can't work out how it would effect your promotion. The only thing it would do is enhance your chances of getting promoted as you would be serving for longer. In the fullness of time all those entering service now on the VENG engagement will find that promotion takes a bit longer but they get to serve for longer. It will take some years before that starts to kick in though.
 
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Bottleosmoke said:
hairybeermonster said:
Please Help
I am a Cpl in the RLC and just have been offered VENG, still have 15 1/2 years to go. Is it worth me taking this up or sacking and sticking as i am?
Finally.

Someone in the RLC has ben offered it. Not a peep in my direction....................Someone telling me something?
Sounds about right people still got 15 1/2 years left find out theyve got it and thse with just over 2 years still in the lurch until next months board (REME)

I was round at a mates house the other day (WO1 ASM) who didnt get offered it, like quite a few others with less than two years left but are cracking blokes and workaholics. Another one I know of who isnt overly bothered and a bit work shy got offered it but always on the phone to MCM. It sounds like its a massive lottery and in a lot of cases who you know. :x

My chuff chart is started, just incase I get offered I can add a page or two :wink:
 
#8
ive heard on the grape vine that if you take VENG mcm will not promote you as fast as some1 that isnt on it. but also if you dont take it later on in your last couple of years there is a chance that they will re-offer it.
 
#10
hairybeermonster said:
ive heard on the grape vine that if you take VENG mcm will not promote you as fast as some1 that isnt on it. but also if you dont take it later on in your last couple of years there is a chance that they will re-offer it.
Not heard that at all, in fact I get the feeling rather the opposite might apply. Promotion across the board will slow down whether you take up the offer of VEng or not.

Can't speak for the RLC though.

Tubs
 
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Bottleosmoke

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#12
personally i think if you are in your last 3-5 years, you would be daft NOT to accept it as you can still leave at 22 without any effect to the pension.

Would be nice to be offered it thats all.

RLC MCM did say it was due to the size of the corps etc however D INF managed it OK it seems.
 
#13
Some of our WO2's just got stiffed by accepting Veng, because it is still classified as extension of service until Apr 08, they were removed from the WO1 board even though they were initially accepted for promotion...how shite is that. Also our Manning and records are using the extra 2 yrs in their favour regarding time to promote, they are now slowing down the guys who have accepted!
 
#15
Just like to add to this:-

"In particular a soldier who applies for early release before completeing 24 years service will lose their immediate pension rights."

Thanks.
 
#16
From the barrack room lawyers at our gaff,
The new entrants will go straight onto this,
You will have to have an extra year in rank before being eligible for promotion,
They are going to offer it after the relevant boards sit this year,
Not a lot of our guys (RE) have taken the offer if they are in their last 2 years of service as most have started resettlement.
 
#17
I can't remember all of the ins and outs but if you speak to your RCMO assuming you are in a RLC unit he should have a copy of the DRLC presentation and briefing pack that went to all units.

I am not aware of individuls being removed from boards as a result. It does as is pointed out in other posts affect your pension qualifying times etc.
 
#18
Postie said:
I can't remember all of the ins and outs but if you speak to your RCMO assuming you are in a RLC unit he should have a copy of the DRLC presentation and briefing pack that went to all units.

I am not aware of individuls being removed from boards as a result. It does as is pointed out in other posts affect your pension qualifying times etc.
APC RLC MCM Div letter dated 23 Nov 07 amends pension criteria for AFPS 75 & 05.

Question is do you want to do an extra couple of years?

As far as promotion goes I have no inside track however if your CR scores enough points, you are above the quality line and there are spaces in your trade then not promoting you would be a career foul surely?

Promotions will slow initially as those that were escaping in a couple of years suddenly have an extra couple of years to go.
 
#19
All_I_Want said:
Just like to add to this:-

"In particular a soldier who applies for early release before completeing 24 years service will lose their immediate pension rights."

Thanks.
Is this particular to RLC? Or will it affect REME? I know of several REME friends who have taken the option for VENG yet believe they can still have immediate pension if they leave at 22 year point?

Any REME people able to confirm this?
 
#20
It will take approx 2 years for the promotion to slow down, this is due to the time it will take for the system to catch up.

I have (and others) in the Sigs been offered it and are being briefed on Friday, will post more after that.
 

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