London, United Kingdom
5h ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Study plumbing & pipe fittings
  • Learn to install and maintain heating systems
  • Learn how to make heat loss calculations
  • Become proficient in basic technical drawings

    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 Royal School of Military Engineering Regiment near Camberley for nine weeks. Here, you learn military engineering skills such as knots and lashings, demolition, mine warfare and bridge building.

    Finally, you go the Royal School of Military Engineering in Chatham for 34 weeks. Here, you learn about water supply, heating systems and roofing.

    You also learn the basics of gas supply and appliances.

    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 one other subject Fitness : Lift 35kg, Carry 120m, 1.

    5 mile run in 13 min15 sec (14min 30 sec for junior entry)

    From 1 April 2019, the tests you take at the Assessment Centre will change.

  • Mid Thigh Pull 118kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 10m 45s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
  • More information about the fitness test

    Qualifications You Could Get After Training

  • Level 2 apprenticeship (NVQ Technical Certificate and Functional Skills) in Heating and Plumbing (City & Guilds)
  • 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 as a Sapper, your pay will rise to £20,400

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