Technical Support Specialist

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

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

MAKE SURE OUR TRADESMEN HAVE EVERYTHING THEY NEED

I have spent my career supporting Units, Operations and Exercises around the world. 
As a Technical Support Specialist, you directly support the REME tradespersons' effectiveness. A high responsibility role from day 1, you will receive the training required to manage millions of pounds worth of weapons, ammunition, vehicles, tools, and workshop infrastructure all whilst gaining first class managerial training and experience. You will travel the world supporting fighting units and have fantastic opportunities for sport, making friends for 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 the Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering at MoD Lyneham. Over the next 12 weeks, you learn how to run a unit’s entire technical store and deal with demands. You will also be taught to drive and gain your car and HGV licences.

Entry Requirements

Age: 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months
Qualifications: GCSE Grade A–D/9-3 in at least English Language and Maths
Fitness:
  • Mid Thigh Pull 50kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3m
  • 2km run 11m 30s
  • MSFT (beep test) level 6.6
More information about the fitness test

Qualifications You Could Get After Training

  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Logistics Operations Management
  • Level 4 Diploma in Facilities Management
  • Level 5 Diploma in Logistics Operations Management
  • Qualifications at different levels, in Leadership and Management
  • Car, HGV, Tank Licenses
  • Forklift licence
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) accreditation

Rank Progression

Learn about rank progression here.

Pay and Benefits

From the Field

“Day-to-day, I ensure equipment used by other trades is accounted for correctly. As a TSS I’ve been involved with the transfer of all my unit’s equipment into a new accounting system, now used widely throughout the Army. I’ve also provided real-time life support for my unit during operations in Afghanistan: supplying rations, water and accommodation. I’m currently getting more involved in military exercises so that I can improve my skills and become a Military Instructor. Then I can train my colleagues in things like shooting, first aid, communications and drill. All soldiers need to keep their military skills up-to-date.”

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

First, you complete basic training to become a soldier. Then you begin your trade training which will focus on the management of stores so that you can provide the REME tradesmen with specialist tools and spare parts. Training is modular and most of it is done at your Army Reserve unit (at evenings and weekends) with some occasional residential courses (up to 2 weeks long) at the Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering at MoD Lyneham, Wiltshire.

Entry Requirements

Age: 17 years 9 months - 42 years 6 months
Fitness:
  • Mid Thigh Pull 50kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3m
  • 2km run 11m 30s
  • MSFT (beep test) level 6.6
More information about the fitness test
Qualifications: GCSE Grade A-D / 9-3 in at least English Language, Maths and Science

Qualifications You Could Get After Training

  • Qualifications/accreditation in Leadership and Management.
  • You may also gain category B and C driving licences depending on your exact role.

Pay and Benefits

You'll get paid a day rate according to your rank, starting from £40.13 in training and rising to £51.22 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 have been in the Army Reserves for four years and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I have managed to do so much in my time, including the netball championships, which took place in Germany. I also took part in a karate championship where I placed third. I’ve obtained my driving licence too – I didn’t have one when I joined. The Army has opened my eyes to so many opportunities in life and given me support and qualifications to better myself. I would never have been able to do all this without them.”

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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