Armoured Cavalry Crewman
London, United Kingdom
2h ago
  • Get specialist training on the fighting vehicle.
  • Focus on combat.
  • Become a reconnaissance / surveillance specialist.
  • Get as good at fighting on foot as in you are in your vehicle.
  • Enjoy a varied role and opportunities to travel.
  • 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 40-week 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

    Next, you’ll head to Bovington, Dorset for 20 weeks of specialist training, where you’ll develop your technical skills. You’ll complete your driving licence (if you don't already have it) and then move on to your tracked vehicle licence (the H licence) before getting to grips with driving the high tech AJAX.

    You will also learn how to maintain and fix the vehicle as well as use the radios and the world-beating sighting systems.

    Entry Requirements

    Age : 16 years - 35 years 6 months Qualifications :

    No formal qualifications needed

    Fitness :

  • Mid Thigh Pull 76kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 10m 15s
  • MSFT (beep test) level 8.06
  • Qualifications You Could Get After Training

  • Car licence (Cat B+ E)
  • Track licence (Cat H)
  • Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship HM Forces Service Person (Public Services)
  • Functional Skills Levels 1 & 2 in Maths and English

  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship : Learning Mentor
  • Pay and Benefits

    Earn £15,985 during training. When you have completed 26 week’s service or finished basic trade training whichever comes first, your pay will rise to £20,400

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