Aircraft Technician
British Army
Andover, Hampshire
42d ago

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare aircraft for flight.
  • Take responsibility for flight safety.
  • Work under supervision until you’ve gained enough experience to take control.
  • Be posted wherever the British Army has aircraft.
  • Promote to Lance Corporal on successful completion of your Aircraft Technician
  • 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 Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering at MoD Lyneham to start your technical training.

    Over the next 66 weeks, you learn how to fix aircraft including some electrical, hydraulic, gearbox and gas turbine systems.

    You will also be taught to drive and gain your licences in Car and HGV.

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Age : 16 years 6 months - 32 years 11 months

    QUALIFICATIONS : GCSE Grade A C / 9-4 in at least English Language, Maths and Science

    FITNESS : Lift 25kg, Carry 60m, 1.5 mile run in 14 min (14 min 30 sec for junior entry)

    More information about the fitness test

    QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING

  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture
  • Level 3 Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance and engineering Technology
  • Foundation Degree of Engineering (FdEng) Aviation Engineering
  • Qualifications in Leadership and Management
  • Opportuinity to gain Car and HGV licenses
  • RANK PROGRESSION

    Learn about rank progression here.

    PAY & BENEFITS

    Earn £14,931 during initial training. When your training is finished and you join your unit your pay will rise to £18,488.

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