General Fitter
THE BRITISH ARMY
London, United Kingdom
4d ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Service engines on a variety of vehicles
  • Be part of large-scale engineer construction
  • Work on plant mechanics
  • Earn qualifications in mechanical engineering
  • Deploy all over the world
  • FULL 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 the Royal School of Military Engineering Regiment near Camberley for nine weeks. Here, you learn military engineering skills such as knots and lashings, demolition, mine warfare and bridge building.

    You’ll get your driving licence too, if you don’t have this already. Finally, you go the Royal School of Military Engineering in Chatham for 41 weeks.

    Here, you learn about petrol and diesel engines, generators and pumps.

    Entry Requirements

    Age : 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months Qualifications : GCSE Grade A C / 9-5 in Maths and GCSE Grade A-C / 9-4 in English Language and one other subject Fitness :

  • Mid Thigh Pull 118kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 10m 45s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
  • More information about the fitness test

    Qualifications You Could Get After Training

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (Mechanical) (City and Guilds)
  • Cat B, C+E driving licence
  • 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 Sapper, your pay will rise to £20,400

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