Gunner - STA Patrols Special Observer
London, United Kingdom
1d ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Get behind enemy lines
  • Find enemy threats
  • Call in fire on targets
  • Work covertly
  • Enjoy a varied job role

    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 how to handle a rifle.

    If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you’ll do a 49-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

    Then it’s off to Larkhill for 15 weeks to become a qualified Gunner. Next is the 13-week Surveillance and Target Acquisition Patrols course.

    You learn medical, communication and patrol skills and fitness and navigation, and train on live firing ranges. Next, you learn advanced photography and how to call in artillery strikes.

    SERE (Survive, Evade, Resist and Extract) training teaches you how to survive in the field and avoid capture. Then you’re ready to join a six-man patrol and go on operations anywhere in the world.

    Entry Requirements

    Age : 16 years - 35 years 6 months Qualifications :

    No formal qualifications needed

    Fitness :

  • Mid Thigh Pull 70kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 10m 45s
  • More information about the fitness test

    Qualifications You Could Get After Training

  • Specialist vehicle licences
  • Literacy and numeracy qualifications
  • Computer Literacy and Information Technology Stage 1 (CLAIT)
  • NVQ in Learning and Development
  • Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
  • 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 Gunner, your pay will rise to £20,400

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