Ammunition Technician
London, United Kingdom
3d ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Be the Army’s expert in explosives engineering by completing the world's leading ammunition training programme.
  • Work alongside every aspect of the military - including Airborne and Commando Forces.
  • You could be deployed worldwide wherever the British Army has a presence.
  • Earn your Category B and C+E Driving Licences, plus specialist vehicle driving and bomb disposal qualifications.
  • Complete a Level 4 Apprenticeship in Ordnance Munitions and Explosives and join the Institute of Explosives Engineers.

    Training For The Role

    Step 1

    You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to handling 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.

    Step 2

    Next, you will undertake your 15-week Combat Logistician course at the Defence School of Transport in Leconfield. During this, you will earn your Category C+E Driving Licence and study general service driver modules.

    This training also gives you the opportunity to gain a broader knowledge on the Royal Logistic Corps functions and roles.

    After this, you will work alongside Ammunition Technicians who will mentor you until your Specialist Trade Training begins.

    Step 3

    You will then complete your 29-week Class 2 Ammunition Technician course which is split between the Defence Academy in Shrivenham and the Defence EOD Munitions and Search Training Regiment in Kineton.

    You’ll learn how to inspect, test, move, store and destroy every type of ammunition and explosive.

    Entry Requirements

    Age : 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months Qualifications : 5 GCSEs Grades A-C / 9-4 which must include Maths, English Language and either Physics, Science, or Integrated Science. Fitness :

  • Mid Thigh Pull 46kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 2.9m
  • 2km run 11m 15s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
  • More information about the fitness test

    Qualifications You Could Get After Training

  • Driving Licences : Category B and C+E.
  • Level 4 Apprenticeship in Ordnance Munitions & Explosives.
  • The opportunity to study for an MSc in Explosives Ordnance Engineering (on a part-time basis).
  • A proven track record in the field that can gain the title of Engineering Technician (Eng Tech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).
  • Rank Progression

    Learn about rank progression here.

    Pay and Benefits

    Earn £15,985 during training.

    When your initial training is finished and you join your unit as a Lance Corporal, your pay will rise to £27,948.

    You can earn extra pay once you reach the rank of Sergeant and you are qualified to conduct Bomb Disposal duties.

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