Centre for Army Leadership
London, United Kingdom
1d ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Learn how to repair and modify on a wide range of equipment as a welder, sheet metal worker and blacksmith
  • Use Oxy Acetylene, Manual Metal Arc (MMA), Metal Arc Inert Gas (MIG) and Tungsten Arc Inert Gas (TIG) specialist welding equipment
  • Learn to work under tough conditions in hostile territory
  • Provide operational support to the units that you work with
  • Conduct further training and specialise in ship and boat repair with the option to become a shipwright.

    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 Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering at MoD Lyneham. Over the next 51 weeks, you learn how to fix and look after the Army’s equipment.

    You will also be taught to drive and gain your car and HGV licences.

    Entry Requirements

    Age : 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months Qualifications : GCSE Grade A D / 9-3 in at least English Language, Maths and Science Fitness :

  • Mid Thigh Pull 46kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 11m 15s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
  • More information about the fitness test

    Qualifications You Could Get After Training

  • Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance
  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance
  • Qualifications at in Leadership and Management
  • 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, your pay will rise to £20,000

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