“THE VARIETY IN MY JOB IS WHAT KEEPS ME INTERESTED. THE ARMY ISN’T JUST ABOUT WORK THOUGH; COMPETING IN TRIATHLONS KEEPS ME FIT."
The Army uses landing craft and other vessels to ferry soldiers, vehicles and supplies ashore. You are an important part of the crew, are responsible for maintaining and repairing the craft and it's engines to ensure they stay serviceable. You will work on everything from small outboard motors to powerful marine diesel engines and a wide range of different operating systems, from electrical and hydraulic to transmissions and refrigeration - you‘re trained to fix them all. You work with the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and civilian maritime providers and could work in support of Commando and Special Forces.
Becoming a Marine Engineer is academically challenging. You will be expected to think on your feet and solve problems on a daily basis
You will be naturally independent as an engineer, self motivating and work well under pressure, often in support of Commandos and Special Forces
Day to day you will maintain the Army's fleet of vessels based out of Marchwood (Southampton)
You will form part of a vessel’s crew and be part of the fire-fighting team
You will gain numerous civilian engineering qualifications