Training For The Role
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.
Then it’s off to Larkhill for 15 weeks to train as a Gunner. You do military training, sports and Adventurous Training. You also learn to drive a car and trailer and do a cross country driving course in a Land Rover.
After this, you join 32 Regiment Royal Artillery, Larkhill or 47 Regiment Royal Artillery, Thorney Island. At this point, you learn to control a drone (unmanned aircraft) to help find and destroy the enemy.
Age : 16 years - 35 years 6 months Qualifications :
No formal qualifications needed
More information about the fitness test
Qualifications You Could Get After Training
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 Gunner, your pay will rise to £20,400