YOUR TECHNICAL TRAINING WILL BE INVALUABLE
I HAVE FOUND THE FITTER GENERAL COURSE TO BE A GREAT INSIGHT INTO VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE, FROM SMALL WATER PUMPS TO LARGE PLANT EQUIPMENT.
- General Fitter is a Technical 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
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. You’ll get your driving licence too, if you don’t have this already. Finally, you go the Royal School of Military Engineering in Chatham for 41 weeks. Here, you learn about petrol and diesel engines, generators and pumps.
- Mid Thigh Pull 50kg
- Medicine Ball Throw 3m
- 2km run 11m
- MSFT (beep test) level 7.5
Qualifications You Could Get After Training
- Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (Mechanical) – (City and Guilds)
- Cat B, C+E driving licence