Gunner -Missile System

Royal Artillery

This is available as a full time Army role.

HIT TARGETS UP TO 50 MILES AWAY

I WILL RECEIVE AND PROCESS FIRE ORDERS TO ENABLE THE GUIDED MULTIPLE LAUNCH ROCKET SYSTEM (GMLRS) TO FIRE AT ITS TARGET ACCURATELY.
You’re on the battlefield with your team of three. Together, you use an armoured rocket launcher to fire high-powered missiles at targets up to 50 miles away. The rockets travel at 1,200 mph and are very accurate. Your team is well hidden and plays a big role in combat. First-class training teaches you to use the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System – but you’ll learn much more than that. You’ll also get to take qualifications and gain new skills, building a great CV. With sports, worldwide travel and Adventurous Training too, there’s action plus an exciting future.

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. Over 15 weeks, you do military training, sport and Adventurous Training. You also learn to drive a car and trailer and do a cross-country driving course in a Land Rover. Then you join 39 Regiment, Royal Artillery, Newcastle and are trained to look after, move and fire the Multiple Launch Rocket System.

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

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

Rank Progression

Learn about rank progression here.

Pay and Benefits

From the Field

“When I first joined the Army, I knew that I wanted to go into a GMLRS regiment because it’s such an amazing weapon. I really enjoy the challenge of planning the fire mission down to the very last detail and it’s great to be part of a close, highly professional team. Commanding my own GMLRS detachment on operations last year has been the highlight of my career.”

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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