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.
- This is a combat role. More about types of roles in the Royal Engineers.
Training For The Role
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.
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.
- Mid Thigh Pull 118kg
- Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
- 2km run 10m 45s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
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)