Gunner - Artillery Logistic Specialist

Royal Artillery

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

MAKE SURE YOUR TEAM HAS SUPPLIES

GUNNER LOGISTICS ENSURE ARTILLERY AMMUNITION IS IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME TO HELP STRIKE THE ENEMY.
When troops on the ground call for supplies, they need them fast. It’s your job to get them there quickly and safely. You supply heavy artillery shells and hi-tech air defence weapons as well as food, water and vehicle spares. For that, you need combat skills and transport know-how – but don’t worry – you’ll get first-class training. You’ll also get an exciting Army life that could take you all over the world. You’ll make great friends and do sports and adventurous training, while building a fantastic career. You can take qualifications in all kinds of subjects from HGV driving to IT.

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. If you want to join 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery you need to pass the All Arms Commando Course at Lympstone. If you want to join 7 Para Royal Horse Artillery you need to pass ‘P’ Company selection at Catterick and the Basic Parachute Course at Brize Norton.

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
  • Tracked vehicle driving licence

Rank Progression

Learn about rank progression here.

Pay and Benefits

From the Field

“Because the work is so varied, there’s no time to get bored in this job. We travel a fair amount to meet our operational commitments and training needs. I recently returned from Afghanistan and, after two weeks’ leave, travelled to Wales for Adventurous Training. It was a world away from Helmand Province.”

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
Phase 2 training then teaches you the skills you need as a Gunner. You learn how to get ammunition and essential supplies to where they’re needed, safely and on time. You can learn to drive up to HGV standard, and all courses are designed to fit around your day job.

Entry Requirements

Age: 17 years 9 months - 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
  • NVQ in Learning and Development
  • Computer Literacy and IT Stage 1 (CLAIT)
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
  • Tracked vehicle driving licence
  • 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

    “Because the work is so varied, there’s no time to get bored in this job. We travel a fair amount to meet our operational commitments and training needs. I recently returned from Afghanistan and, after two weeks’ leave, travelled to Wales for Adventurous Training. It was a world away from Helmand Province.”

    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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