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Engineer or Comms apprentice?

Sigski

Newbie
Hey all, been thinking of joining the RFA for a while now looking to go either Engineer or Comms apprentice. I'm currently an IT contractor doing deskside support, installation etc. I done a BTEC National Diploma in Electrical/Electronic engineering in college however and looking to possibly get back into that. In terms of job specs what can I expect from either role, and which would you recommend? I am leaning towards Engineering as I don't see myself doing IT for the rest of my life. All help/advice would be much appreciated. :)
 

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Lantern Swinger
First have a good read of these forums
There is a wealth of good information hidden away in the posts.

Once you have absorbed this and the recruiting info try and craft specific questions that people may be able to answer (and which haven't been asked recently).

Every branch has its positive and negative points. Only you can decide which specialty will fit what you want from life.

Given that you have a BTEC National Diploma in Engineering, any reason why you are interested in the apprenticeship over a cadetship?
 

Sigski

Newbie
First have a good read of these forums
There is a wealth of good information hidden away in the posts.

Once you have absorbed this and the recruiting info try and craft specific questions that people may be able to answer (and which haven't been asked recently).

Every branch has its positive and negative points. Only you can decide which specialty will fit what you want from life.

Given that you have a BTEC National Diploma in Engineering, any reason why you are interested in the apprenticeship over a cadetship?

Apologies, I guess reading back it was a very vague post. I had originally posted it as a question in another topic a few days ago but got no response so reposted it today as a new thread and have been doing some research since the original post.

I am rather new to the idea of joining RFA so wanted to find out the day to day duties/life of both branches in some more detail but I think I've settled on Engineering as my role.
My Crohns makes me unsuitable for what I originally intended to do in the military that is comms system engineer in the RSigs, am I right in thinking I should contact the Occupational health team in regards to whether this will affect getting the ENG1?

In terms of apprentice over cadet, I don't see myself in a leadership role at the moment, start from the bottom and work up is my plan.
 
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