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!"
- Become a specialist in sanitation and sterilisation
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.:
Age: 17 years 9 months - 49 years 11 months
QUALIFICATIONS: No formal qualifications needed
QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING
- Cat C driving licence
Learn about rank progression here.
PAY & BENEFITS
You’ll get paid a day rate according to your rank, starting from £37.47 in training and rising to £46.42 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 have deployed on numerous exercises and operations around the world: in Bosnia, Canada, Benbecula, Iraq and Europe, for example. I get paid every day I train with the Army Reserve and get expenses to travel to and from my work location. I have had the privilege to serve on Op Olympic and during the Commonwealth Games – I got to watch the Games for free in the process. I have also been fortunate enough to gain a full range of driving of qualifications, including HAZMAT, which is highly regarded within the professional driving world.” – Corporal Steve Fleetwood
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.