What trade(s) in the Royal Engineers would BT snap you up?

#1
What Trades in the Royal Engineers am i best off doing if i'm wanting a job at BT or similar businesses when i leave the army? just a quick question
 
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#3
Well, someone's got to dig a hole to shove a BFO log into...

Good drills by the OP - forward-planning is a skill few acquire.
 
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#5
The last Openreach contractor that I had dealings with had previous for being a slop-jockey.
 
#6
Already not envisaging a startlingly successful career in the Army then?
 
#7
Ex REME working for BT now.

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#8
Openreach were employing ex-military, trade skills were not an issue, they were after the work ethic & training is given.
REgards.
 
#9
A lot of RA comms guys get the jobs due to the quals gained whilst serving including NVQ's in telecomms.
 
#10
I had an interview with openreach in may got told 4 weeks for the results, then got an email at the 4 week point saying 2 more weeks got another email at the end of those 2 weeks saying 2 more weeks, those ran out today. I'm a bit threaders but hopeful ill find out soon so ill let you know if I can, CTP has them advertising in the south west at the mo.


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#12
Are you just using the Army to get your trade? No interest in a career in green? You could aim higher - CoW or similar and still have enough time to make a go of it in civvy life?
 
#13
Wonderer, it makes now difference, if you pass the interview you should get a job. I've been at openreach and all it's previous guises for 34yrs now as a trainer / coach after leaving R.Sigs. After Sigs I would say engineers then gunners mostly but in general I would say every unit is here even bootnecks. Good Luck
 
#14
Heart stopper, our admin people are next to useless, they'll be trying to fit you into the area your looking to live in. Initial training has also a backlog as with eqpt being in short supply at the moment.
 
#15
What Trades in the Royal Engineers am i best off doing if i'm wanting a job at BT or similar businesses when i leave the army? just a quick question
Openreach were employing ex-military, trade skills were not an issue, they were after the work ethic & training is given.
REgards.
Went for a job with BT Openreach through an agency, they explained it could be quite a long process with interviews and reference checks, more interviews, then on the job assessment, then another interview, work for on a temporary contract to hopefully move on to a full time contract.

Offered my Red Book with Exemplary service record to which they replied: "Ex military? Can you start Monday?" Missed out most of the interviews and enjoyed it until I had to scoot of for a government sponsored holiday.

(Poor management but some cracking staff to work with.)
 

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