Armoured Cavalry Crewman

Royal Armoured Corps

This is available as a full time Army role.

FEEL THE ADRENALINE ON THE NEW AJAX FIGHTING VEHICLE

YOU’LL TAKE YOUR VEHICLE INTO COMBAT AND BRING BACK VITAL INFORMATION TO YOUR COMMANDER. IT’S ALL ABOUT STEALTH, SPEED, TEAMWORK AND KEEPING A COOL HEAD IN BATTLE.
Driving fast armoured vehicles like the Scimitar and Spartan you'll be part of a tight-knit team operating near the front line. You'll be trained to gather information about the enemy and carry out fast attack missions. When you're not on operations, you'll enjoy everything that life in your regiment offers – like playing sport and taking part in adventurous training.

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 40-week 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
Next, you’ll head to Bovington, Dorset for 20 weeks of specialist training, where you’ll develop your technical skills. You’ll complete your driving licence (if you don't already have it) and then move on to your tracked vehicle licence (the H licence) before getting to grips with driving the high tech AJAX. You will also learn how to maintain and fix the vehicle as well as use the radios and the world-beating sighting systems.

Entry Requirements

Age: 16 years - 35 years 6 months
Qualifications:

No formal qualifications needed

Fitness:
  • Mid Thigh Pull 76kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 10m 15s
More information about the fitness test

Qualifications You Could Get After Training

  • Car licence (Cat B)
  • Track licence (Cat H)
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Engineering (Intermediate)
  • Level 3 Technical Diploma in Engineering (Advanced)

Rank Progression

Learn about rank progression here.

Pay and Benefits

From the Field

“My work is very challenging. I am trained to drive the Scimitar reconnaissance vehicle as part of a very close crew but I am looking forward to training on the new vehicle, AJAX. The vehicle is fast and agile, so we can take the fight to the enemy if necessary. We put a lot into our work, so it’s important to wind down – and the Army gives you plenty of spare time to do that.”

HOW TO APPLY

Keep refreshing your skills and leadership through regular training, sport and courses to ensure you are ready for action. Work towards your next promotion to Sergeant where you will received £34,275 per year.

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