Logistic Supply Specialist

Royal Logistic Corps

This is available as a full time Army role.
This is available as a part time Army role.

COULD YOU HELP TO GET ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES TO TROOPS WORLDWIDE?

LOGISTIC SUPPLY SPECIALISTS WORK AT THE HEART OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN. WE CONTROL THE DISTRIBUTION OF SUPPLIES ACROSS THE WORLD THAT ARE NEEDED BY THE ARMY.

As a Logistic Supply Specialist, you will play a vital role in the logistical support required by the Army. Food, weapons, equipment – the Army needs all kinds of supplies, all the time. It’s your job to track, store and distribute stock - delivering everything needed on operations. You will also learn how to use cutting-edge IT systems and how to drive HGV’s and forklifts.

You can be employed in other organisations and undertake work placements with industries to understand best practice. You will also gain an understanding of IT systems used by other military alliances.

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 handling 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
Next, you will undertake your 15-week Combat Logistician course at the Defence School of Transport in Leconfield. During this, you will earn your Category C+E Driving Licence and study general service driver modules. This training also gives you the opportunity to gain a broader knowledge on the Royal Logistic Corps functions and roles.

Step 3
You will then complete your trade training at the Defence School of Logistics in Worthy Down to be qualified as a Logistic Supply Specialist Class 3. At this stage, you will be enrolled onto the Level 2 Warehouse Operative Apprenticeship. After 12 months in your Unit, you will complete the Class 2 upgrade assessment. Following a further two years, you will be eligible to complete the Class 1 course if successfully promoted to Lance Corporal.

Entry Requirements

Age: 16 years 6 months - 35 years 11 months
Qualifications: GCSE Grade E/2 or above in Maths and English.
Fitness:
  • Mid Thigh Pull 46kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 11m 15s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
More information about the fitness test

Qualifications You Could Get After Training

  • Level 2 Certificate Logistics & Transport
  • Level 2 Warehouse Operative Apprenticeship

Rank Progression

Learn about rank progression here.

Pay and Benefits

From the Field

As an RLC Logistic Supply Specialist, you can be employed in other organisations and undertake work placements with industries such as Kuehne & Nagel, to understand best practice. You gain military and civilian qualifications, including membership of professional organisation such as Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). You will also gain understanding of IT systems use by other military alliances and your experience as a Logistic Supply Specialist will provide you with a skill set for jobs in the Supply Chain Industries globally.

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.

Training For The Role

Step 1
You start by learning to be a soldier with your unit over at least 23 days.

Step 2
Then we’ll teach you to be a Logistics Specialist. You’ll spend 2 weeks learning the ropes and get your driving licence (if you don’t have it already). You can also get your HGV licence further down the line.

Entry Requirements

Age: 17 years 9 months - 42 years 11 months
Fitness:
  • Mid Thigh Pull 46kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 11m 15s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
More information about the fitness test
Qualifications: No formal qualifications needed

Qualifications You Could Get After Training

  • Cat C+E HGV driving licence
  • Cat B car licence

Pay and Benefits

You'll get paid a day rate according to your rank, starting from £39.34 in training and rising to £50.21 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

“I originally chose to become an Army Reserve Supplier to develop my civilian career. To gain promotion in my civilian career, I needed to attend courses and gain qualifications that were hard to get. The trade training I gained as a Supplier sped up the opportunities for promotion. Also, I liked the idea of travelling to different parts of the world on operations and training exercises. I really like having the chance to do different types of Adventurous Training that would cost me a lot of money to do as a civilian.” – Lance Corporal Bryant

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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