Aviation Groundcrew Specialist
London, United Kingdom
3d ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Get the Army’s fleet of battlefield helicopters in the air.
  • Work with everything from the Apache gunship to the advanced Wildcat.
  • Be a part of the ultimate pit team’ as an Aviation Groundcrew Specialist.
  • Deploy on exercise and operations all over the world, wherever your squadron goes.

    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

    You then have basic Groundcrew and Communication training. After this, you can decide if you want to be a Groundcrew Specialist or a Communication Specialist.

    You learn how to prepare helicopters for missions. You also learn how to marshal and load aircraft. You will get a range of driving licences too(Cat B (car) Driving Licence and Cat C+E (LGV) Driving Licence).

    Entry Requirements

    Age : 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months Qualifications :

    No formal qualifications needed

    Fitness :

  • Mid Thigh Pull 118kg
  • 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

  • Advanced Apprenticeship - Aviation Groundcrew Specialist
  • Higher Apprenticeship - Aviation Operations Manager
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Logistics Operations
  • Degree level 4 & 5 Certificates and Diplomas in Management & Leadership from CMI and ILM
  • Level 3, 4 and 5 Awards, Certificates and Diplomas in Education and Training
  • 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 an Airtrooper, your pay will rise to £20,400

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