Draughtsman Electrical and Mechanical
WITH FIRST-CLASS TRAINING, YOU CAN GO FAR
IT’S A TRADE WORTH DOING, AND THE QUALIFICATIONS AT THE END ADD TO YOUR FEELING OF ACHIEVEMENT.
- This is a specialist 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 ten 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 32 weeks. Here, you learn how to produce detailed electrical and mechanical drawings.
- Mid Thigh Pull 118kg
- Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
- 2km run 10m 45s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
Qualifications You Could Get After Training
- Level 3 Award in 2D Computer Aided Design (City & Guilds)
- Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Draughtsman (Military Engineering)