Training For The Role
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.
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).
Age : 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months Qualifications :
No formal qualifications needed
More information about the fitness test
Qualifications You Could Get After Training
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