TAKE YOUR SKILLS TO A NEW LEVEL
“I recommend this job to anyone who has an interest in getting some top-class construction qualifications.”
The Army has development plans for sites all over the world – and you can help make them happen. Working in one of our expert teams (Rail, Power, Fuels, Airfields, Ports, Water or Construction Engineering) you’ll help to design, manage and build vital Army infrastructure. It’s a chance to make the most of your skills and add great experience to your CV. You’ll face new challenges, enjoy global travel and add to your knowledge too. With people around you who’ll become fantastic friends, no civilian job comes close.
- Use your own industry skill and experience in a military environment.
- Develop your engineering specialist skills.
- Become a specialists in construction, rail, power, water, fuels, ports, or airfields.
- Develop your skills in project management and design.
- Specialise in instrumentation, E&M or facilities
TRAINING FOR THE ROLE
Your Army Reserve training fits around your day job. First you learn to survive outdoors, fire weapons and lead soldiers.
You will then be awarded a Military Engineer Infrastructure specialist trade qualification. The level will depend on your qualifications, skills and experience.:
Age: 17 years 9 months - 49 years 11 months
QUALIFICATIONS: Professional qualifications from NVQ to Chartered status
FITNESS: Lift 35kg, Carry 120m, 1.5 mile run in 13 min 15 sec (14 min 30 sec for junior entry)
From 1 April 2019, the tests you take at the Assessment Centre will change:
Mid Thigh Pull 118kg
Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
2km run 10m 45s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING
- Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
- Chartered in Institution of Royal Engineers (engineering degree not required) I Eng, Eng Tech
- Chartered Management Institute
- Chartered Engineer (in varying institutions)
- SMSTS, MoR
- Managing Successful Programmes and Risk Management
Learn about rank progression here.
PAY & BENEFITS
You’ll get paid a day rate according to your rank, starting from £37.47 in training and rising to £46.42 per day once you’re a Private. This includes being paid for weekly drill nights. Plus, if you complete all of your annual training days, you’re entitled to a tax-free lump sum called a bounty. More about Reserve benefits
FROM THE FIELD
“On civvy street, I work as an architectural assistant and I‘ve been a Reservist for six years. I initially trained as an Infantryman, but I transferred to the Engineers when I realised I could use my civilian trade in a military context, and develop my skills and experience. I recommend this job to anyone who has an interest in getting some top-class construction qualifications.”
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.