Carpenter and Joiner
THE BRITISH ARMY
London, United Kingdom
2d ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan carpentry and joinery tasks from sketches and working drawings
  • Learn the use and maintenance of workshop machinery
  • Prepare timber for use, manufacture joints, use adhesives, produce windows, door frames, door linings and internal joinery fitments
  • Carry out general construction work, first fix timber frames, second fix internal joinery fitments. Install partitions floors roofing, timber framed buildings, form work and shoring
  • Construct scaffolding, interpret scaffold terms, erect access scaffold and install access ladders
  • PART TIME)

    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.

    The final stage of training is 21 weeks at the Royal School of Military Engineering in Chatham. Here, you learn how to use machinery and hand tools to make timber building materials.

    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 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 and 3 Diplomas in Carpentry and Joinery (Military Engineering)
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship (NVQ Technical Certificate and Functional Skills) in Wood Occupations - Site Carpentry (City and 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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