Aircraft Technician
Centre for Army Leadership
London, United Kingdom
5d ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare aircraft for flight
  • Take responsibility for flight safety
  • Work under supervision until you’ve gained enough experience to take control
  • Be posted wherever the British Army has aircraft
  • Promote to Lance Corporal on successful completion of your Aircraft Technician

    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 to start your technical training.

    Over the next 66 weeks, you learn how to fix aircraft including some electrical, hydraulic, gearbox and gas turbine systems.

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

    Entry Requirements

    Age : 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months Qualifications : GCSE Grade A C / 9-4 in at least English Language, Maths and Science Fitness :

  • Mid Thigh Pull 70kg
  • 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 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture
  • Level 3 Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance and engineering Technology
  • Foundation Degree of Engineering (FdEng) Aviation Engineering
  • Qualifications in Leadership and Management
  • Car License and opportunity to gain HGV
  • 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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