Operational Hygiene Specialist
GOOD HYGIENE MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE
"NO ONE TOLD ME THAT BEING AN OPERATIONAL HYGIENE SPECIALIST WOULD LEAD TO SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES; I WISH I'D JOINED EARLIER!"
Training For The Role
You start with basic training which teaches you to be a soldier. This lasts at least 23 days.
Then you spend 15 days learning about your role. At the same time, you may well get your category C or C+E driving licence. You need to know how to drive lorries as operational hygiene equipment is often moved around on pallets by LGVs. You’ll have the same military and command, leadership and management training as other troops in the Royal Logistics Corps (RLC). Later, there’ll be the chance to move up to senior NCO as a Detachment Commander.
- Mid Thigh Pull 46kg
- Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
- 2km run 11m 15s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
Qualifications You Could Get After Training
- Cat C driving 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.