Untamed Spyder said:I have a few questions and would be great if some of you guys could help me out!
mariomike said:See also,
AVS Tech training
Aviation Systems Technician
What can you tell me about ATIS? I am interested in positions with the AF. What do you recommend? I'm looking at Avionics Tech. Any input is welcome. Thanks.Vell said:THE WAIT FINALLY ENDS! My perseverance has paid off. 2 years, 3 months and 11 days (833 days) after my application to the Canadian forces began, I have finally been given an offer! On February 15th, 2016 I will be off to Quebec to begin my training as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and then as an ATIS technician. It was a long haul but everything only really begins now.
Amazingly, after my security check finally cleared, I was merit listed within weeks and sent an offer only 6 days after I was informed that I was on the merit list. That security check and file loss really slowed things down for me but perhaps I should look at this time as blessing as it gave me the opportunity to greatly increase my fitness level, research many aspects of the CAF, and most importantly, to get a chance to see my 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter develop into the wonderful kids they are today.
I'm reserve, vehicle tech, 34 years old. Took my oath begin of this year. Doing BMQ on weekends. Loving it. Transferring to RegF, first choice is Avionics tech.clmarr said:Interesting story. I am in a similar situation, I am 31, almost one year into the application process now and I feel like my current career does not satisfy me/future is not so bright. Hopefully I will be in before November 2018. The lengthy process is due to me studying and living abroad for a few years as well, but I am applying from within Canada. AVS is my first choice. I am curious to know what made you change your mind from going to AVS to ATIS? How is BMQ for an older folk like you and me?
JKirke said:Hi All,
Without digging to much into anyone's personal info, I was wondering if someone in the trade\retired can inform me as to whether the promotions are at a regular pace or slower due to it being a trade?
Thanks in advance.
Quirky said:Being a trade? On average expect to see MCpl appointment/promotion around the 8-10 year mark, after that it depends on a lot of factors. From what I’ve seen in 2018, AVS has tones of new people in squadrons so promotions will be more competitive in the coming years.