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 weapon handling.
If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you'll complete a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate.
If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years 1 month), you'll complete the regular 14-week adult basic training.
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 field fortifications, demolition, mine warfare and bridge building.
Finally, you go to the Defence EOD, Munitions and Search Training Regiment, Bicester for 7 weeks. Here you will specialise in EOD and Search.
Age : 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months Qualifications : GCSE Grade A D / 9-3 in at least English Language, Maths and one other subject Fitness :
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 Sapper, your pay will rise to £20,400