Air engineer technician

Do you mean Carriers? [emoji6]

You will need to qualify on an aircraft type (QM/QS). If you want to get on the QE type I suggest avoiding Lynx (or not putting it as a preference). However once QM/QS you are not guaranteed to get a front liner on type, you could get ships company (air engineering workshops).

Prob best not to worry and just go with the flow! Don't worry sometimes you feel like your dipping out but really you are just not dipping in as much as others [emoji6]


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I QM/QS'd on Seaking 5, was then sent to 849 HQ (seaking Mk 2). Then back to Mk 5 (820) followed by Search and Rescue to Canberra, Sea Harriers and the Crab Harriers. Never did ships company but did spend a few years teaching in the Harrier school.

My last 6 months was in charge of the arm role bay at Cottesmore however the WO was out of area and I had two corporals who were fighting for promotion to SGT so I spent most of the time in resettlement [emoji6]

So that tells you that your career can move around a bit.

3 Naval Bases (Raleigh, Daedalus & Sultan)

2 Naval Air Stations (CU & VL)

3 Crab Bases (Wyton, Wittering & Cott)

(Only 6 ships, embarked as part of a squadron/flight). (Ark, Lusty, Invinc, Engadine, Fort Vic, Fort Grange).

Good luck, hopefully you'll get JSF and get to Marham, please continue my crab baiting when you get there [emoji6]


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caldee22

Lantern Swinger
I like the idea of moving around a lot. i get very, very itchy feet (that might be the athletes foot though...). Getting on JSF is more of a dream than a goal haha, and i shall continue your legacy :D
 

Seadog

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The 'E' stands for 'Engineering' not 'Engineer'. As an experienced LET Engineering Council registration as an Engineering Technician is possible. As a Senior Rate, the rate is still 'Engineering Technician' although Incorporated Engineer registration is possible. Or it is for ME ratings.

There is a bit too much playing fast and loose with engineering ratings' titles.
 

slim

War Hero
The 'E' stands for 'Engineering' not 'Engineer'. As an experienced LET Engineering Council registration as an Engineering Technician is possible. As a Senior Rate, the rate is still 'Engineering Technician' although Incorporated Engineer registration is possible. Or it is for ME ratings.

There is a bit too much playing fast and loose with engineering ratings' titles.

Seadog
If you think that the term Engineer is being abused in the RN wait until you enter civie street.
The term is so widely used it has been denigrated to the same level as industrial cleaning operatives.
My title in Civie street was Senior Field engineer (
Qualified to ONC) (BAe) and Electrical field engineer (qualified to HNC) at Molins engineering.
I never referred to myself as an engineer holding an ONC qualified me to Technician status with the Engineering council, qualified to HNC gave me technician Engineer status with the same council.
Too many these days are using and abusing the title that it is now worthless.
 

Seadog

War Hero
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I know you know that the registration hierarchy and history Slim, I'm including it for the benefit of those who don't.

The 'Technician Engineer' post nominals were replaced by IEng a long time ago and its qualifiyng level has been
raised to a first degree or, in the case of IMarEST members, an Unlimited Chief Engineer Certificate of Competency. The RN have an arrangement with IMarEST and other Professional Institutions, licenced by the Engineering Council who register qualified Senior Rates - with a foundation degree - or what I prefer to call; an enhanced HND or a Foundation for a Degree - as IEng.

Being an engineer isn't all about qualifications and post nominals but more about knowledge and understanding the why,
however it is aquired, application and competence. I certainly don't reserve the title for the Chartered variety and dislike the snobbery that some Chartered correspondents to the engineering press apply to the bloke who fixes / checks your domestic boiler.

But rating recruits are not joining as 'engineers' as they so often aver, but 'Engineering Technicians' and it'll be around 4 years before they are; as Leading Rates, eleigible for EngTech (Engineering Technician) registration.

There is a complimentary thread on ARRSE somewhere with input from a few members of this board.
 
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