Movement Controller

Royal Logistic Corps

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

COULD YOU COORDINATE AND CONTROL THE WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT OF PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT?

MOVEMENT CONTROLLERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRECTING AND CONTROLLING THE MOVEMENT OF PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT BY AIR, ROAD, RAIL AND SEA IN SUPPORT OF OPERATIONS, EXERCISES AND AS ASSISTANCE TO GLOBAL CRISIS.
As a Movement Controller, your work is vital for keeping the Army moving. Getting it to where it needs to be no matter where that is in the world. It is your job to direct and prepare troops, vehicles and equipment for transport by air, road, rail and sea. You need to be able to think of your feet, be organised and a good communicator. The role provides opportunities to travel and gain qualifications that are recognised outside of the Army too.

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 several courses, including:

Executive Movement Function

  • Movement Controller Cl3 (30 Days) – basic Movements introduction on the job training.
  • Movement Controller Cl2 (40 Days) – SQEP based (not rank related) with emphasis on managing individual tasks.
  • Movement Controller Cl1 (20 Days) – multi-modal task managers.
Movements Planning Function
  • Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Movement Course (30 Days) – designed to deliver planning within a Movements environment, either as an individual tasked from a unit or within a team.
  • Warrant Officer Movement Course (20 Days) – strategic level planning, developing and managing tactical delivery.

Entry Requirements

Age: 16 years 3 months - 35 years 6 months
Qualifications: GCSE Grade A–C/9-4 in at least English Language and Maths
Fitness:
  • Mid Thigh Pull 46kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 2.9m
  • 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 3 Certificate Global Logistics
  • Level 5 Diploma Logistics & Transport
  • BSc (Hons) Logistic Management (University of Lincoln)
  • International Trade & Logistic Operations Apprenticeship
  • Level 2 Aviation Customer Service Operative

Rank Progression

Learn about rank progression here.

Pay and Benefits

From the Field

“My first few years in the Army as a Movement Controller have provided me with endless opportunities and a number of exciting experiences. Two demanding operational tours of Afghanistan, worldwide taskings to America and Egypt, basketball tours to California and Spain and snowboarding in Austria are just a few of the things that have come my way. In the three years I have been a Movement Controller, I have worked alongside all three services as well as having the privilege to work alongside other nationalities including the Americans, Lithuanians, Estonians, Canadians and Germans.”

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'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier. You will spend at least 23 days with your Unit and learn about handling weapons and surviving outdoors.

Step 2
After this, you spend 2 weeks getting to grips with your trade. You’ll be supervised by experienced staff and trained to monitor transport, put movement plans into action and enforce regulations. You can also get your driving licence (if you don’t already have it).

You will then complete several courses, including:

Executive Movement Function

  • Movement Controller Cl3 (15 Days) – basic Movements introduction on the job training.
  • Movement Controller Cl2 (15 Days) – SQEP based (not rank related) with emphasis on managing individual tasks.
  • Movement Controller Cl1 (15 Days) – multi-modal task managers.
Movements Planning Function
  • Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Movement Course (15 Days) – designed to deliver planning within a Movements environment, either as an individual tasked from a unit or within a team.
  • Warrant Officer Movement Course (15 Days) – strategic level planning, developing and managing tactical delivery.

Entry Requirements

Age: 17 years 9 months - 42 years 6 months
Fitness:
  • Mid Thigh Pull 46kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 2.9m
  • 2km run 11m 15s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
More information about the fitness test
Qualifications: GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English Language

Qualifications You Could Get After Training

  • Car plus trailer licence (Cat B+E)

Pay and Benefits

You'll get paid a day rate according to your rank, starting from £40.13 in training and rising to £51.22 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

"Having served in the Regular Army as an Infanteer, I found that I still had a desire to continuing serving in the Army. I decided that I wanted a more technically challenging role, which is why I decided to become a Movement Operator. Since joining the Army Reserve, I have progressed through my trade training and become part of the Regimental Recruiting Team. I've had the opportunity to become part of the Regimental Training Team too. Fun and rewarding, my Reserve career has offered everything I had hoped for - it was undoubtedly the right choice." Corporal Bates

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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