Gunner - Armoured AS90
A 45-TONNE WEAPON - AND YOU'RE IN CHARGE
"I MAKE SURE MY 155MM CALIBRE GUN IS KEPT IN TIP TOP CONDITION READY FOR THE NEXT FIRE MISSION."
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 to become a qualified Gunner. Over 15 weeks, you do military training and sport, learn to drive a car and do a cross-country driving course. You also learn to use Army communications systems. Then you join your chosen regiment and learn all about the AS90 artillery gun.
No formal qualifications needed
- Mid Thigh Pull 70kg
- Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
- 2km run 10m 45s
Qualifications You Could Get After Training
- Tracked-vehicle driving licence
- European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
- Computer Literacy and Information Technology Stage 1 (CLAIT)
- NVQ in Learning and Development
- Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)