Logistic Specialist-Royal Engineers

Royal Engineers

Could you mastermind vital supply lines?

“When I first joined the army I never thought I’d be a Lance Corporal within three years.”

Food, weapons, equipment – the Army needs a steady stream of supplies wherever it goes. You make sure the right things get to the right place at the right time using the latest tracking software. With our top notch training, you’ll be an expert in warehouse management and storage, with qualifications to your name. You’ll learn to drive forklifts and other vehicles, to use IT and work with ammunition. It’s a great CV that you can use in the civilian world. You’ll also get an active Army life, full of sports, adventure, mates and more.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Become an expert in storage & distribution
  • Work with ammunition & explosives
  • Use complex computing and IT applications
  • Learn to drive large vehicles & forklifts
  • Develop knowledge of general construction

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 nine weeks. Here, you learn military engineering skills such as knots and lashings, demolition, mine warfare and bridge building. Last but not least, it’s 11 weeks’ training at the Defence Logistics School in Deepcut. You learn about managing engineering supplies and stores, and earn an entry-level NVQ in Warehouse Management.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Age: 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months

QUALIFICATIONS: GCSE Grade A–D/9-3 in at least English Language, Maths and Science

FITNESS: Lift 35kg, Carry 120m, 1.5 mile run in 13 min 15 sec (14 min 30 sec for junior entry)

More information about the fitness test

QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING

  • Car, forklift and HGV driving licences
  • MHE Licence including rough terrain forklift
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship (NVQ Technical Certificate and Functional Skills) in Warehouse and Storage (EdExcel)

RANK PROGRESSION

Learn about rank progression here.

PAY & BENEFITS

REGULAR

Earn £15,230 during training. When your Initial training is finished, and you join your unit as a Sapper your pay will rise to £18,859.

RESERVE

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

“When I first joined the army I never thought I’d be a Lance Corporal within three years, responsible for other soldiers on exercise and deployments around the world. It has been a great experience. Something which really sticks in my mind is going to see the 2,000 year-old monastery at Petra during some down time after an exercise in Jordan. I never would have done this before joining the Royal Engineers."

TRAINING FOR THE ROLE

Your training will depend on your military experience, trade qualifications and the role of your unit. If you need basic soldier skills you learn them at your nearest Army Training Unit. Then you go to the Army Training Centre, Pirbright, to be trained by Regular Army instructors to handle weapons, read maps and give first aid. You will then go to the Logistics School in Deepcut. Over month, you learn all the skills you need to know to become a class 2 Military Engineer Logistic Specialist.:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Age: 17 years 9 months - 49 years 11 months

QUALIFICATIONS: No formal qualifications needed

FITNESS: Lift 35kg, Carry 120m, 1.5 mile run in 13 min 15 sec (14 min 30 sec for junior entry)

More information about the fitness test

QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING

  • Variety of driving licences Military Engineer (Combat) Class 3 Military Engineer (Logistics Specialist) Class 3 Apprenticeship Level 2 NVQ in Warehousing and Storage Level 1 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Numbers European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) MHE Licence including rough terrain forklift Foundation Modern Apprenticeship (FMA)

RANK PROGRESSION

Learn about rank progression here.

PAY & BENEFITS

REGULAR

Earn £15,230 during training. When your Initial training is finished, and you join your unit as a Sapper your pay will rise to £18,859.

RESERVE

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

“When I first joined the army I never thought I’d be a Lance Corporal within three years, responsible for other soldiers on exercise and deployments around the world. It has been a great experience. Something which really sticks in my mind is going to see the 2,000 year-old monastery at Petra during some down time after an exercise in Jordan. I never would have done this before joining the Royal Engineers.”

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.