Armourers keep the weapons in the hands of all our soldiers. Lance Corporal Flack
From pistols to artillery and helicopter chain guns as an Armourer, you’ll know all the Army’s weapons inside out. You’ll use your first-
class training to repair, maintain and adapt them. That way, every unit will be armed and ready to fight. It’s an important job : there’s no room for mistakes with a gun that fires shells over 30km.
You’ll work with specialist tools and gain qualifications, building a great career. One day, you could even run your own Armoury but there are many other roles you could try.
Worldwide travel with good mates makes for an exciting life.
16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months
Step 1You'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.
Age : 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months
QUALIFICATIONS : GCSE Grade A C / 9-4 in at least English Language, Maths and Science
FITNESS : Mid Thigh Pull 46kgMedicine Ball Throw 3.1m2km run 11m 15s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
Step 2Then it’s off to the Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering at MoD Lyneham. Over the next 39 weeks, you learn how to look after and adapt all the Army’s weapon systems.
You will also be taught to drive and gain your licences in Car and HGV.
QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING
PAY & BENEFITS
Earn £15,230 during training. When your Initial training is finished, and you join your unit your pay will rise to £18,859.