What is V Eng???

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  1. I have been asked if I would like to sign up for V Eng and that I require an interview from my RCMO. I understand that he will explain it all to me when I see him but I want to know the Pros and Cons and if anyone as any advice on the subject?

    Cheers...
     
  2. I think your lucky its the RCMO ,my troop got a stores SSgt who plainly didn't know what he was talking about.
     
  3. Is there any paperwork online I can have a look at?
     
  4. EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM TO
    THE ARMY TERMS OF SERVICE REGULATIONS 2007
    2007 No. 3382
    1. This explanatory memorandum has been prepared by the Ministry of Defence
    and is laid before Parliament by Command of Her Majesty.
    2. Description
    2.1 The Army Terms of Service Regulations 2007 (“the Regulations”)
    introduce a new type of engagement for recruits offering to enlist in the Army.
    The Regulations, which apply to private soldiers and other ranks up to and
    including warrant officer, set out the different terms on which recruits can
    enlist in the Army; the circumstances in which individuals can apply to be
    discharged from the Army or transferred to the reserve, and the circumstances
    in which individuals can extend their service beyond the term for which they
    enlisted. The Regulations revoke and replace the regulations currently in force
    (see paragraph 4 below). The new Versatile engagement gives greater
    flexibility in terms of career options than those available under the Open
    engagement which it replaces. Soldiers already enlisted before the coming into
    force of the Regulations will not be affected by them but they may, if selected,
    opt to convert from their current engagement for a further term of service on a
    Versatile engagement.
    2.2 The Regulations prescribe three types of engagement under which
    recruits will in future be able to enlist in the Army. Two of these engagements
    (the short service and local service engagements) already exist under the
    regulations currently in force. However, the Versatile engagement is a new
    type of engagement under which recruits will be enlisted for a term of 12
    years’ service from the date of enlistment , unless they are joining a Corps
    which is authorised by the competent military authority to enlist recruits for a
    term of 24 years’ or 30 years’ service.
    2.3 Under the Versatile engagement, it will be possible for a soldier, if
    selected, to opt to undertake further service beyond the term for which he
    enlisted. Under the Regulations, a soldier who enlists on a Versatile
    engagement for a term of 12 years’ service might, if selected, opt to extend his
    service so as to serve for a further 12 years from the date his service would
    otherwise end or until he attains the age of 55, if that is earlier. Similarly, a
    soldier enlisted for a term of 24 years’ service or who has opted to extend his
    service so as to serve for such a term, may, if selected, opt to extend his
    service for a further 6 years or until he attains the age of 55, if that is earlier. A
    soldier who enlisted for a term of 30 years’ service or who has opted to extend
    his service so as to serve for such a term, may, if selected, opt to extend his
    service for a further block of 6 years or for such other period as the competent
    military authority decides. In exceptional cases, which are expected to be rare,
    a soldier may be selected for service beyond the age of 55, subject to an upper
    age-limit of 65. In all cases, selection for further service will depend on the
    soldier’s skills and performance and on the needs of the Service at the relevant
    time. A soldier who is not selected for further service beyond a term of 12 or
    24 years may still be allowed to continue in service for a further period, up to
    a maximum of 2 years from the date his service would otherwise end, subject
    to approval by the competent military authority. This again will depend on the
    needs of the Service at the relevant time.
    3. Matters of special interest to the Joint Committee on Statutory
    Instruments
    None.
    4. Legislative Background
    The Regulations revoke the Army Terms of Service Regulations 1992 (S.I.
    1992/1365) as amended and introduce the new and more flexible terms of
    service described in paragraph 2 above.
    5. Extent
    The Regulations apply to all of the United Kingdom.
    6. European Convention on Human Rights
    As the instruments are subject to negative resolution procedure and do not
    amend primary legislation, no statement is required.
    7. Policy background
    7.1 Since the early 1990s a series of independent reviews into the career
    structures of Army Officers and other ranks has been carried out for the
    Executive Committee of the Army Board1. In June 2003 the Army Policy and
    Resources Committee (APRC) presented the findings of the most recent study2
    which was designed to identify structural, control and reward arrangements to
    make better use of soldiers and, in particular, to encourage experienced
    soldiers to continue to serve beyond the 22 year Open engagement. The study
    involved detailed consultation with all Arms and Services Directorates.
    Recent Army Continuous Attitude Surveys (CAS) indicate that soldiers career
    intentions are consistently for the maximum period of service possible3.
    7.2 In May 2007 the APRC approved the proposal for the Versatile
    engagement which is intended to give the Army flexibility to tailor terms of
    1 Review of Army Officers and Soldier Career Structures (Grove Report) – March 1993; Independent
    Review of the Armed Forces’ Manpower, Career and Remuneration Structures (Bett Report) – March
    1995; Future Army Career Structures (ECAB/P(95)21) – September 1995; The Human Resources
    Strategy (ECAB/P(97)(5) – July 1997
    2 Non-commissioned Engagements and Career Structures Study (ECAB/G(03)9) –June 2003
    3 AG/DAPS/TR/95/2007 Continuous Attitude Survey – Serving Personnel (11) – Executive Summary
    Para 7 – Career Intentions.
    service to suit current and future manning needs. The main advantages of the
    Versatile engagement over the Open engagement4 are: the opportunity for
    longer service; the retention of the Army’s best soldiers for longer; the better
    use of experience; the opportunity for more flexible employment patterns; the
    fuller integration for Regulars and Reserves, all of which better meet the needs
    of the Service. For the individual, this meets the aspirations of many for
    longer service beyond the 22-year point. Furthermore, the Versatile
    engagement is aligned with pension provision provided by the new Armed
    Forces Pension Scheme (AFPS 05), under which all service is reckonable for
    pension purposes irrespective of the age of the soldier on enlistment (which
    was not the case previously). Under the previous pension arrangements, an
    immediate pension was only available for soldiers after 22 years of service but
    an Early Departure Payment is now available for soldiers after 18 years
    service subject to reaching the age of 40.
    7.3 A 2007 Defence Instruction Notice (DIN) (2007DIN01-038) has been
    promulgated on a Defence and Army-wide basis announcing the introduction
    of the Versatile Engagement and its impact on new recruits and those currently
    serving who may wish to extend their service in future.
    8. Impact
    A Regulatory Impact Assessment has not been prepared for these instruments
    as they have no impact on business, charities or voluntary bodies.
    9. Contact
    Mrs S J McIntosh at the Ministry of Defence Tel: 0207 218 0564 can answer
    any queries regarding these instruments.
    4 The Open Engagement was introduced in 1991 and there has been no change since then to the
    maximum engagement (22 years).
     
  5. Cheers Smudge
     
  6. No worries. Goggle Versatile Engagement....you'll get some links and MoD PDFs