vehicle mechanics apprenticeship.

blocky

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just wondering if anyone on here has done one? and can tell me what its like e.g college

thanks

james
 

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*text deleted* done a few units of the level 1 course its pretty good and useful to know
 

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hey mate, thanks for the reply.

how many level are there and whats the point of the college side? did u find its easy to learn? and also how do the fully trained mechanics treat u as a apprentice?
 

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hello *text deleted*, i didnt do one, but my good mate has. dont want to burst your bubble or anything, im just *text deleted* tell you what hes told me. he said it was *text deleted**text deleted*e. the moneys crap once you left etc and from what ive seen loads of people do at college is quit, especially on the courses like machanics and plumbing. college life is good, but i think your best chance is to do it in the royal marines/armed forces because it will open more doors for you in life.

hope me little bit of knoledge helps.

MT.
 

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im not to worried about the money as i would still do it if u didnt get paid at all, i would to it in the marines but from what i hear its not a FULL apprenticeship as a full apprenticeship is 3 years long. If i start it i will finish it as im not one for quiting even if i hate it. im just thinking i want some civvie qualifications for when i leave the RM as i want to be a PW3 in the marines.

thanks for *text deleted* replies guys
 

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or if you wanted, you could just specialise as a vehicle mechanic after RT? not sure what quals you'd get but i'd imagine they'd be on par with an apprenticeship from civvie street
EDIT: hadn't seen above post. nm
 

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I think there are 3 levels not sure maybe more. I never did mine at college I did it for half a day a week for about half a year at school, they pretty much tell you exactly what to do so its not that difficult. But I agree with MT I would just try and train as a VM in the RM or maybe do a one year level 1 course if you just want something to do while you train for RM.
 

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i want to do the whole thing really and become a full qual tech, so then i can go straight as a VM if i wanted to.

i dont want to join untill im about 19ish.. i think.. :P
 

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Stole this of RR aswell from the mighty Ninja might be useful "Vehicle Mechanic

Maintains the Royal Marines fleet, consisting of over 2,800 vehicles of different types. You'll be trained in Engine Technology, Fuel Injection Engine, Electrics, Vehicle Recovery, Transmissions, Welding, and Battle Damage Repair."

so its not just basic mechanic qualifications you would get
 

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See, I'd do something like this, but not as a career, just because it would be really useful to learn. If I had my own car then I wouldn't be *text deleted**text deleted*ed when it broke down, same with DIY/decorating, it would be real useful.
 

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See, I'd do something like this, but not as a career, just because it would be really useful to learn. If I had my own car then I wouldn't be *text deleted**text deleted*ed when it broke down, same with DIY/decorating, it would be real useful.
I personally think that's the problem with school,
my dad didn't do his 11+ or his 0 levels,
but if anything goes wrong around the house or on most things other than the computer,
he can sort them,
he also did a mechanic apprenticeship so he can fix his own car aswell,
but me on the other hand,
I've just done 2 years of college,
and I probably couldn't wire a plug.

Kids need to be taught useful things that they can use in later life.

Joe
 

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*text deleted* joe i love the way your posts always look like poems, i'm always a bit disappointed when they turn out not to be...
 

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*text deleted* joe i love the way your posts always look like poems, i'm always a bit disappointed when they turn out not to be...
Haha,
me too to be honest,
I've got the layout just not the artistic flair :sad2:.

Joe
 
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