Draughtsman Electrical and Mechanical

Royal Engineers

This is available as a full time Army role.

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.
From airfields to bridges, the Army takes on all kinds of major building projects. Your job is to create diagrams of electrical and mechanical systems that may be needed by our teams. You’re trained in electrical engineering, technical drawing, IT, general construction and mechanical engineering – a great skillset that you can use in the civilian world. With the chance to get qualifications too, you can build a super CV. And on top of this, you get to travel with the Army, try all kinds of sports and activities and make friends you’ll keep for life.

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 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.

Entry Requirements

Age: 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months
Qualifications: GCSE Grade A–C/9-4 in at least English Language, Maths and one other subject
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

  • Level 3 Award in 2D Computer Aided Design (City & Guilds)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Draughtsman (Military Engineering)

Rank Progression

Learn about rank progression here.

Pay and Benefits

From the Field

"My Combat Engineering training was pretty intense physically and mentally. After a three-week assessment course, I started trade training as an Electrical and Mechanical Draughtsman. I enjoyed the AutoCAD design programme module the most. It’s a trade worth doing, and the qualifications at the end add to your feeling of achievement."

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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