Engineer Troop Officer
London, United Kingdom
2d ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Get involved in civil engineering projects
  • Work with ammunition and explosives
  • Lead and manage people
  • Be involved in both general construction and combat
  • Learn about decision making and responsibility

    Training For The Role

    Step 1

    You’ll start your career on the 44-week Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. This is for all officer cadets, regardless of the Corps that they’re hoping to join.

    Step 2

    After 11 months’ Officer training at Sandhurst you do the Troop Commanders Course, which lasts for six months. It’s one of the longest Young Officer Courses because of the variety of skills you’ll need for your role.

    You’re trained in water supply, demolitions (including live explosive training), bridge building and base construction. You also learn about reconnaissance, advising on engineering issues and managing people and equipment.

    You get the chance to do the Para or Commando Course too, if you want to serve with these regiments. :

    Entry Requirements

    Age : 17 years 9 months - 28 years 11 months Qualifications : 72 UCAS points and 35 ALIS points at GCSE, (including at least grade C / 4 in English, Maths and a science / foreign language). Fitness :

  • Mid Thigh Pull 76kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 10m 15s (multistage fitness test)
  • More information about the fitness test

    Qualifications You Could Get After Training

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
  • Chartered Management Institute
  • Chartered in Institution of Royal Engineers (engineering degree not required)
  • Chartered Engineer (in varying institutions)
  • City & Guilds certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Edexel / BTEC certificate in Management Studies
  • Postgraduate certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Site Safety Supervisor
  • Watermanship Safety Officer
  • Explosives Safety Officer
  • Rank Progression

    Learn about rank progression here.

    Pay and Benefits

    You'll earn £27,181 during your year of training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, before commissioning and becoming a Second Lieutenant, on £33,436 a year.

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