Logistic Supply Specialist

Royal Logistic Corps

COULD YOU GET SUPPLIES TO TROOPS WORLDWIDE?

“LOGISTIC SPECIALISTS ARE THE BACKBONE OF THE BRITISH ARMY AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPPLYING EQUIPMENT ON OPERATIONS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.”
Food, weapons, equipment – the Army needs all kinds of supplies. What’s more, these supplies must arrive quickly, anywhere in the world, so we need Logistics Specialists. It’s your job to forecast requirements, store, distribute and track Army stocks - delivering everything we need on operations. Our first-class training teaches you about managing an £8.2Bn Army Inventory and operating our cutting-edge supply chain IT systems. You’ll also learn to drive HGVs and forklifts and get civilian qualifications (up to Masters Degree level) – great for your CV. Off-duty, you’ll have sports and Adventurous Training, plus good mates to enjoy them with.

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, you spend 4 weeks learning about Supply Chain Operations. You’re taught how to control and manage the Army’s inventory – everything from a main battle tank, to food, ammunition and weaponry. You become a trained inventory and warehouse operator, with basic training on Logistic Supply Chains and our Logistic IT systems. You’ll also have the opportunity to get driving licences for different vehicles up to HGV level – all paid for by the Army. All military trade training is also accredited to a civilian recognised qualification by a recognised industry body.

Entry Requirements

Age: 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months
Qualifications:

No formal qualifications needed

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
  • Affiliate Membership of CILT
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship Warehousing and Storage
  • Get higher level qualifications as your career progresses

Rank Progression

Learn about rank progression here.

Pay and Benefits

From the Field

“As a Logistic Specialist you work as part of a team providing essential equipment that supports the Army in both peace time and on operations, wherever they are in the world. This role is incredibly important as you are providing all kinds of equipment quickly, whenever it’s required. Getting there on time keeps the Army moving. You learn skills for life which will set you apart, giving you an outstanding stepping stone for your future, whether it’s with the Army or elsewhere. I’m proud to serve my Queen and country in the Royal Logistic Corps.”

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 - 49 years 6 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.