Bricklayer

Royal Engineer jobs

This is available as a full time Army role.

A BRICKLAYING CAREER - WITH ADDED EXTRAS

WE COVERED MORE SUBJECTS THAN I THOUGHT, INCLUDING REINFORCED CONCRETING AND DEAD SHORING AS WELL AS CIVILIAN SKILLS SUCH AS DECORATIVE BRICKWORK AND CAPPINGS.
A bricklayer? In the Army? It might not be the first role you think of, but in fact, bricklayers are vital to our team. They make bridges, make buildings safe, create runways for aircraft and much, much more. It’s highly skilled work. So we offer first-class training, which you can use in the civilian world. This covers everything from scaffolding to block laying. Once you’re a qualified bricklayer and concreter, you can take other qualifications and improve your Maths and English. With sports, travel, adventurous training and good mates around you, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.
  • Bricklayer is a Trade 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. Then it’s 33 weeks’ technical training at the Royal School of Engineering in Chatham, learning about brickwork, scaffolding and concreting.

Entry Requirements

Age: 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months
Qualifications: GCSE Grade A–D/9-3 in at least English Language, Maths 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 and 3 Diplomas in Bricklaying and Concreting (Military Engineering)
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship (NVQ Technical Certificate and Functional Skills) in Construction Building (EdExcel)

Rank Progression

Learn about rank progression here.

Pay and Benefits

From the Field

“I found the bricklaying course was set out well. We covered more subjects than I thought, including reinforced concreting and dead shoring as well as civilian skills such as decorative brickwork and cappings. With the correct drawings, I’d feel confident about building a structure from foundation level to roof level including openings.”

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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