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Transfer - Quals

Discussion in 'RMR Section and RMR Selection' started by GenFred, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. GenFred

    GenFred New Member

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    Evening all,

    I am currently serving in an Army Reserve unit and thinking about transferring.

    I understand if I did I would lose rank, only a Lance Jack so not a big issue.

    My question is do other Quals transfer such as Skilly, PTI and RMQ or do the Corps run their own versions.

    Also would I start as a day one Nod or would I join at the Bravo stage?

    Thanks in Advance.

    GenFred
     
  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

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    Welcome to the site.

    Generally the RMR will process individuals who do not already have the RFCC qualification as new entrant recruits upon entry, however that isn't to say that those who have former current and relevant military skills cannot be evaluated and accelerated, if feasible.

    The thing to bear in mind is the RMR is a lot smaller than than the AR, and most units only have one intake a year, with training lasting 12-14 months, which leaves a brief overlap where the unit may have two troops - one just starting, the other just about to complete RFCC, so the scope to slot people in with a troop at the appropriate level of training is not so easy as it may appear on paper.

    With regard skills & quals from former service, if they are tri-service accredited courses, then they remain valid upon transfer however unless the RMR unit has a specific billet to fill with the relevant qualified trained rank, the majority of RMR Other Ranks (RMROR) no longer specialise (apart from UKSF[R]) unless they come across from the regular service with a specialisation or trade required by that unit, the bulk of RMRORs are General Duties (GD).

    With regard pay & seniority on transfer, it is possible you'll be afforded partial pay seniority upon completion of RMR Recruit Training, at the discretion of the RMR Branch Manager, but rank seniority is awarded on service within the Corps. It could well be the case that your former AR service marks you out for accelerated advancement due to experience and ability, but equally it's not assured unfortunately.
     
  3. ThreadpigeonsAlpha

    ThreadpigeonsAlpha Royal Marines Commando

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    All good from ninja. My 2pence would be you would probably slot in with phase 1b (phase 2 basically). You probably wouldn’t keep any skills, as the corps run their own courses and it’s different standards. Unless it’s a triservice course.

    What’s skilly?
     
  4. GenFred

    GenFred New Member

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    Thanks for the replies so far!

    Skilly is 'All arms Skill at Arms instructor ' pretty sure it's a tri-service Qual. Think bootnecks call it PW

    I think PTI is tri-service as well if I remember right?
     
  5. ThreadpigeonsAlpha

    ThreadpigeonsAlpha Royal Marines Commando

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    Skill at Arms you might get to keep.

    PTI you probably won’t, due to the standards and training held by CTC. What they probably will do, or should do, is recognise it and allow you to take “lesser” forms of phys.
    Although it all depends on the competency, if you start recruit training and then time out of your qual it won’t count as anything.