Gunner - Light Gunner
Centre for Army Leadership
London, United Kingdom
1d ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a close knit team
  • Protect troops on the ground
  • Move around the battlefield to support the mission
  • PART 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 Larkhill for 15 weeks to become a qualified Gunner and on to your chosen regiment and learn to fire and look after the Light Gun.

    To join 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, you need to pass the All Arms Commando course at Lympstone. To join 7 Para Royal Horse Artillery you then need to pass P’ Company selection at Catterick and the Basic Parachute Course at Brize Norton.

    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

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