Recovery Mechanic
London, United Kingdom
6d ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Help to recover damaged vehicles and rescue stranded soldiers
  • Work at the centre of the action
  • Use cranes, lifting gear and training in mechanical theory to work out how to retrieve immobile vehicles
  • Assess the nature of the vehicle recovery and decide the method of recovery. This may involve the use of winches, ropes, metal cutting equipment or the use of explosives
  • To keep the fighting forces moving forwards

    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

    Basic training teaches you to be a soldier, how to survive outdoors and fire weapons. Then it’s off to the Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering at MoD Lyneham.

    Over the next 20 weeks, you learn how to drive a variety of military vehicles from cars to tanks. The expert training you receive will enable you to understand the principles of recovery and carry out your critical role.

    Entry Requirements

    Age : 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months Qualifications : GCSE Grade A D / 9-3 in at least English Language, Maths and Science Fitness :

  • Mid Thigh Pull 143kg
  • 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 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Engineering Technical Support
  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Technical Support
  • Qualifications at different levels, in Leadership and Management
  • Different driving licences
  • Car and HGV licenses + Opportunity for tracked vehicle and plant licenses
  • The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) Part 1 Team Card
  • ADR for the safe recovery of Hazardous vehicles
  • Able to become an Associate Member of the Institute of Vehicle Recovery (IVR)
  • 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, your pay will rise to £20,400

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