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Wanna be an armoured engineer!

#1
Hey ppl im new to the site, god these forums crack me up! :lol:

Basically i want to know what grades you went into the RE with; i got 2 C's in Science and 1 in English amongst business studies, geography etc where i got f's and d's :( . So the only grade im lacking to qualify for alot of the jobs in the RE is math where i got a crappy F. What grades did you fella's go in with and how strict are they with meeting the qualifications asked for, i also got a pass in GNVQ ICT. How do you rekon my chances are!

Cheers for any help!
 
#2
to be honest although you do need those gcse's to get in, i dnt think they are absolutley essential, it depends wat trade you go 4, i know of a lad tht was in my troop at Gib barracks and he didn't have the right quals but he got in, he was goin armoured aswell, so if ur lucky u shud be ok!!
:D
 
#6
You need a minimum of D's in Maths,English and a Science/Craft & Design for Armoured Engr. Shading requests are possible through your ACIO/AFCO, who will apply to the RE SPSO for a decision. (by the way Cpt Ja*k Fr*st has just taken over the job)

Trades in RE's that req no grades are C3s & Dvr (RE)

Hope that helps
 
#7
Cheers for the input, im so hoping that F doesn't hold me back! If it does it looks like joining the infantry is all i've got going for me, not that that's a bad thing but you dont come out with as good a trade right?

Well army it is for me whatever happens, im sick to death of college and sugercoated civvy life! :evil:
 
#9
Do it mate Armoured is the way forward,we have new vehicles that have/are just coming into service.
Dont listen to those mud muppets Armd is cool.
At the end of the day we can still do their job...can they do ours??? NO!!!
Do it bud!
 
#12
Do you own a great coat or some other form of pre 1950's militairy equipment?

Do you like the smell of diesel?

Have you got dermatitis that looks like deep tissue burns?

Do you have an aversion to gettin your shaggin 'ands on?

Do you like your coffee with Baileys not milk?

Are you on first name terms with most of your REME LAD?

Do you like the feel of "commanders manfat" on the back of your neck?

Answer yes to more than one of the above and you are a sexual deviant

I mean armoured engineer

oh... same difference
 
#15
shortfuse said:
Do you own a great coat or some other form of pre 1950's militairy equipment?

Do you like the smell of diesel?

Have you got dermatitis that looks like deep tissue burns?

Do you have an aversion to gettin your shaggin 'ands on?

Do you like your coffee with Baileys not milk?

Are you on first name terms with most of your REME LAD?

Do you like the feel of "commanders manfat" on the back of your neck?

Answer yes to more than one of the above and you are a sexual deviant

I mean armoured engineer

oh... same difference
I can tick a few of those :D
 
#16
Holdfast said:
shortfuse said:
Do you own a great coat or some other form of pre 1950's militairy equipment?

Do you like the smell of diesel?

Have you got dermatitis that looks like deep tissue burns?

Do you have an aversion to gettin your shaggin 'ands on?

Do you like your coffee with Baileys not milk?

Are you on first name terms with most of your REME LAD?

Do you like the feel of "commanders manfat" on the back of your neck?

Answer yes to more than one of the above and you are a sexual deviant

I mean armoured engineer

oh... same difference
I can tick a few of those :D
mmmm...i wanna join back up.....mmmm....just reminded me what i'm missing...hehehe :twisted:
 
#17
You do now that it has changed to bowman, I don't know what the grades required are, but I think to be in the Engineers you have to score to a certain standard on entrants tests.

I, actually had the grades to do any job in the Engineers, I was just late in applying in the year when all the places were taken, and I didn't want to wait 7 or 8 months more to apply again. Although, might have been a better idea if I did.
 
#18
Nightrained said:
You do now that it has changed to bowman, I don't know what the grades required are, but I think to be in the Engineers you have to score to a certain standard on entrants tests.
But low in spelling?

I, actually had the grades to do any job in the Engineers, (Of course you did)I was just late in applying in the year (Ha Ha that old chestnut)when all the places were taken, and I didn't want to wait 7 or 8 months more to apply again. Although, might have been a better idea if I did.
 
#19
Dont bother with the smelly oily tankies just get a trade.
How many tanks do you see on site in civvy street. I haven't been to uk for a while but i will wager that the decommissioned AVRE's and AVLB's havn't been bought by Wimpy or McAlpine.

Get a trade for life not for a career in the army. It may turn out to be a career but look out for your future now the army wont.

I quote" its your career and you should look after it" REMCM Brief.
 
#20
Blacksmith said:
Dont bother with the smelly oily tankies just get a trade.
How many tanks do you see on site in civvy street. I haven't been to uk for a while but i will wager that the decommissioned AVRE's and AVLB's havn't been bought by Wimpy or McAlpine.

Get a trade for life not for a career in the army. It may turn out to be a career but look out for your future now the army wont.

I quote" its your career and you should look after it" REMCM Brief.
feck me someone as cynical as me, welcome. :D :D :D :D
 

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