Gunner - Air Defence Rapier
THE BRITISH ARMY
London, United Kingdom
21h ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Defend troops from air attacks
  • Work in hi-tech weapon systems
  • Destroy enemy targets
  • Learn a highly skilled job role
  • PART TIME)

    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 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

    Then it’s off to Larkhill to become a qualified Gunner. Over 15 weeks, you do military training and sport, learn to drive a car and trailer, and do a cross-country driving course.

    You also learn to use Army communication systems. You then join 16 Regiment Royal Artillery, Thorney Island, and learn to use the Rapier (FSC) Air Defence System.

    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

  • HGV truck licence
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
  • 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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