Gunner - Artillery Command Systems

Royal Artillery

This is available as a full time Army role.
This is available as a part time Army role.

GET TRAINED TO USE THE LATEST SYSTEMS

ARTILLERY COMMAND SYSTEMS ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST. YOU WILL ENSURE THE ARTILLERY NETWORK OF COMMUNICATIONS STAYS UP AND RUNNING. WORKING WITH THE MOST UP TO DATE RADIOS AND IT EQUIPMENT
As a Gunner working on Artillery Command Systems, you pass vital information from spy planes and special observers to soldiers who control artillery and rockets. It's vital that everything you do is completely accurate, but you'll need to think on your feet and act quickly, too. You’ll learn the ropes with first-class training and work towards qualifications that are recognised outside the Army. Sports, travel and Adventure Training mean fun, fitness and a fascinating Army life.

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 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 Larkhill to become a qualified Gunner and on to your chosen regiment.

Entry Requirements

Age: 16 years - 35 years 6 months
Qualifications:

No formal qualifications needed

Fitness:
  • Mid Thigh Pull 70kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 10m 45s
More information about the fitness test

Qualifications You Could Get After Training

  • HGV truck 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)

Rank Progression

Learn about rank progression here.

Pay and Benefits

From the Field

“I enjoy my job because I have to deliver a high standard of professionalism, regardless of operational tempo, climate and terrain. In the Royal Artillery there are always plenty of opportunities to learn and develop your skills thanks to the wide range of courses available. You can achieve anything provided you are willing to put in the work.”

HOW TO APPLY

Once your online application has been approved, you'll meet with a local recruiter. This is your chance to tell us about the role that you're interested in. When you go to the Assessment Centre,you'll take tests - the results will show whether you'd be suitable for this role, or should consider a different role.

Training For The Role

Step 1
Basic training takes place over a series of weekends or on residential camps. You learn vital soldiering skills, like how to survive outdoors and fire weapons.

Step 2
Specialist Phase 2 training turns you into a Gunner. You learn the IT skills and tactical awareness you need for life in a battlefield HQ. The 15-week programme also teaches you how to drive a Land Rover cross country and operate a cutting-edge digital communications system. Most of the training fits around your day job.

Entry Requirements

Age: 18 years - 48 years 6 months
Fitness:
  • Mid Thigh Pull 70kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 10m 45s
More information about the fitness test
Qualifications: No formal qualifications needed

Qualifications You Could Get After Training

  • HGV truck licence
  • Tracked-vehicle driving licence
  • Computer Literacy and IT Stage 1 (CLAIT)
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
  • Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
  • Pay and Benefits

    You'll get paid a day rate according to your rank, starting from £39.34 in training and rising to £50.21 per day once you're a Private. This includes being paid for weekly drill nights. Plus, if you complete all of your annual training days, you're entitled to a tax-free lump sum called a bounty.

    More about Reserve benefits

    From the Field

    “I enjoy my job because I have to deliver a high standard of professionalism, regardless of operational tempo, climate and terrain. In the Royal Artillery there are always plenty of opportunities to learn and develop your skills thanks to the wide range of courses available. You can achieve anything provided you are willing to put in the work.”

    HOW TO APPLY

    Once your online application has been approved, you'll meet with a local recruiter. This is your chance to tell us about the role that you're interested in. When you go to the Assessment Centre,you'll take tests - the results will show whether you'd be suitable for this role, or should consider a different role.

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