Air Conditioning Fitter

Royal Engineer jobs

This is available as a full time Army role.

TRAIN WITH US AND TRAVEL WORLDWIDE

I HAVE WORKED IN THE SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES OF THE ANTARCTIC, AND ON MILITARY BASES IN THE SEARING SUMMER HEAT OF IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN.
A Fitter ACR (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) installs, operates and maintains a variety of industrial, commercial and domestic refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. You will receive a car driving licence, and you will gain a civilian qualification in Commercial Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems. You'll travel all over the world, make close friends, and experience all the adventurous training and sport you can handle.
  • Air Conditioning Fitter is a Technical role in the Royal Engineers. All the Royal Engineer soldier job roles are divided into 5 groups. When you apply to the Engineers, you will apply to the trade group rather than the specific trade.. More about types of roles in the Royal Engineers.

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 Royal School of Military Engineering Regiment near Camberley for nine weeks. Here, you learn military engineering skills such as knots and lashings, demolition, mine warfare and bridge building. Finally, you go the Royal School of Military Engineering in Chatham for 43 weeks. Here, you learn to set up, look after and commission refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.

Entry Requirements

Age: 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months
Qualifications: GCSE Grade A–C/9-5 in Maths and GCSE Grade A-C/9-4 in English Language and one other subject
Fitness:
  • Mid Thigh Pull 50kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3m
  • 2km run 11m
  • MSFT (beep test) level 7.5
More information about the fitness test

Qualifications You Could Get After Training

  • Level 2 Award in F Gas and ODS Regulations (City & Guilds)
  • Level 2 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning CPD Pathways (City & Guilds)
  • Cat B driving licence

Rank Progression

Learn about rank progression here.

Pay and Benefits

From the Field

“I've used my trade skills in a range of demanding environments. I have worked in the sub-zero temperatures of the Antarctic, and on military bases in the searing summer heat of Iraq and Afghanistan. And the qualifications I've gained have set me up well for civilian life should I decide to leave the Army.”

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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