Gunner-Armoured AS90
British Army
Andover, Hampshire
7d ago

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive the Army's most powerful weapon
  • Work as part of a very close team
  • Protect troops on the ground
  • 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 49-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 to become a qualified Gunner. Over 15 weeks, you do military training and sport, learn to drive a car and do a cross-

    country driving course. You also learn to use Army communications systems. Then you join your chosen regiment and learn all about the AS90 artillery gun.

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Age : 16 years - 35 years 6 months

    QUALIFICATIONS : No formal qualifications needed

    FITNESS : Lift 25kg, Carry 60m, 1.5 mile run in 13 min 15 sec (14 min 30 sec for junior entry)

    More information about the fitness test

    QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING

  • Tracked-vehicle driving licence
  • Computer Literacy and IT Stage 1 (CLAIT)
  • NVQ in Learning and Development
  • Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
  • RANK PROGRESSION

    Learn about rank progression here.

    PAY & BENEFITS

    Earn £15,230 during training.

    When your Initial training is finished, and you join your unit as a Gunner, your pay will rise to £18,859

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