EOD & Search
London, United Kingdom
4d ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Study explosives and their properties
  • Learn how to locate and safely dispose of IEDs and manufactured munitions
  • Learn how to use specialised equipment including bomb disposal robots

    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 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.

    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 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.

    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 one other subject 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 & 3 City and Guilds working in High Risk confined spaces (water)
  • Level 3 City and Guilds in emergency rescue and recovery of casualties from confined spaces (water)
  • 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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