TrunkMonkey315 said:Rigger is a sub trade of Supply Technician not Infantry, so you'd have to join that trade. Once in the trade they typically do the para PT test during the QL3 to select people for the Rigger positions.
64McDonaugh said:So basically, I’d have to do my BMQ then DP-1 then QL3(not to sure on what that is assuming it’s a course for supply techs) and depending on my fitness they’d select me for rigger? I’ve heard that my local recruiter is pretty good at helping people getting where they wanna go.
64McDonaugh said:Ok, I see. My plan is to get my wings In cadets so I can skip through jump course in the military unless they’d send me for a refresher. So I’d have to do BMQ-L? Is that the BMQ course for everyone but infantry? And I’m also not too sure on what the QL3 is. Sorry haha
MJP said:That may be changing to Rigger becoming an any trade posn, years away from a decision likely but possible.
64McDonaugh said:Ok, I see. My plan is to get my wings In cadets so I can skip through jump course in the military unless they’d send me for a refresher.
Blackadder1916 said:I think that it was an any trade job for a while in the 70s and 80s or so I seem to remember announcements in CFSOs (repeated in ROs) calling for applications. It didn't become a Sup Tech specialty until 1984 (according to the attached from https://canadianairborneforces.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2010-Maroon-Beret.pdf)
64McDonaugh said:Thank you for the in-depth reply. What are the QL’s of supply tech and how long do they take to reach? So what your saying is you’ll have to leave the appointment of “Rigger” at some point of your career unless you decide to stay Cpl forever?