Gunner - Artillery Command Systems
Centre for Army Leadership
London, United Kingdom
1d ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Control sophisticated communication systems.
  • Be a vital link between troops and the battlefield.
  • Direct missiles and rockets.
  • Play an essential part in mission success.
  • 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 and on to your chosen regiment.

    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 £15,671 during training.

    When your Initial training is finished, and you join your unit as a Gunner, your pay will rise to £20,000

    From the Field

    I enjoy my job because I have to deliver a high standard of professionalism, regardless of operational tempo, climate and terrain.

    In the Royal Artillery there are always plenty of opportunities to learn and develop your skills thanks to the wide range of courses available.

    You can achieve anything provided you are willing to put in the work.

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