|Posted on 2 March, 2018 at 4:45|
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JOB OF THE WEEK
• ARMOURED ENGINEER
• ROYAL ENGINEERS
• Drive/operate and maintain military engineer heavy tanks
• Operate the BOWMAN digital communications systems
• Clear obstacles and lay bridges
• Access opportunities to gain additional qualifications and train on other AV platforms.
Imagine driving a huge machine that lays bridges for soldiers. Or clearing a road blockade using another massive vehicle. Like the idea? Why not join the Royal Engineers as an Armoured Engineer? You start by training as a Combat Engineer. Then you learn to drive, run and fix the Trojan and Titan – tough machines used for building bridges and clearing ditches and minefields. Once you’re trained, you could go all over the world. Army life also gives you the chance to take qualifications, move up and train on other Armoured Vehicles.
Age: 16 years 6 months - 32 years 11 months
QUALIFICATIONS: No formal qualifications needed
FITNESS: Lift 35kg, Carry 120m, 1.5 mile run in 13 min 15 sec (14 min 30 sec for junior entry)
TRAINING FOR THE ROLE
You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you’ll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate. If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years 1 month), you’ll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.
Then it’s off to the Royal School of Military Engineering Regiment near Camberley for nine weeks. Here, you learn military engineering skills such as knots and lashings, demolition, mine warfare and bridge building. Then it’s 16 weeks technical training at the Armour Centre in Bovington, learning about the Titan, Trojan and Terrier fleet.
QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING:
• Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance and Installation (Mechanical Maintenance) – (City and Guilds)
• Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (QCF) – (City and Guilds)
• Functional Skills English at level 1 – (City and Guilds)
• Functional Skills Mathematics at level 1 – (City and Guilds)
• Functional Skills ICT at level 1 – (City and Guilds)
• Cat B and H driving licence
PAY & BENEFITS:
Earn £14,931 during training. When your Phase 1 training is finished, and you join your unit as a Sapper, your pay will rise to £18,488.