Armoured Engineer

Royal Engineers

DRIVE THE ARMY'S TOUGHEST VEHICLES

THE VEHICLES ARE GREAT BITS OF KIT. I’VE ENJOYED EVERYTHING I’VE LEARNED SO FAR AND GAINED SKILLS THAT I CAN TRANSFER INTO CIVILIAN LIFE.
Imagine driving a huge machine that lays bridges for our soldiers. Or clearing a road blockade using another massive vehicle. Like the idea? Why not join us an Armoured Engineer? You start by training as a Combat Engineer. Then you learn to drive, run and fix the Trojan and Titan – tough machines used for building bridges and clearing ditches and minefields. Once you’re trained, you could go all over the world. Army life also gives you the chance to take qualifications, move up and train on other Armoured Vehicles. With sports and Adventurous Training too, you’ll never be bored.

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. Then it’s 16 weeks’ technical training at the Armour Centre in Bovington, learning about the Titan, Trojan and Terrier fleet.

Entry Requirements

Age: 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months
Qualifications: No formal qualifications needed.
Fitness:
  • Mid Thigh Pull 118kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 10m 45s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
More information about the fitness test

Qualifications You Could Get After Training

  • Cat B and H driving licence
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship (NVQ Technical Certificate and Functional Skills) in Engineering Maintenance (City & Guilds)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Military Engineering (Armoured) Titan and Trojan crew supervision (Defence Awarding Organisation)

Rank Progression

Learn about rank progression here.

Pay and Benefits

From the Field

“The vehicles are great bits of kit to use. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve learned so far and gained skills that I can transfer into civilian life. There is lots of responsibility with the job too, as you will be the first wagon most of the time, leading the way on Operations clearing routes”

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.