USE YOUR WELDING TRAINING TO THE FULL
I WAS INVOLVED IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF PARTS FOR THE NEW M3 AMPHIBIOUS RIG IN GERMANY.
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. Finally, you go the Royal School of Military Engineering in Chatham for 32 weeks. Here, you learn how to use hand and power tools, and how to forge, weld and cut metal.
- 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 2 Apprenticeship (NVQ Technical Certificate and Functional Skills) in Fabrication and Welding (City & Guilds)
- Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Manual Welding (City and Guilds)