Communications Engineer - Systems Engineer
DEPLOY, ENGINEER AND MAINTAIN BATTLE WINNING COMMUNICATIONS
MY TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE ENABLE ME TO ENGINEER AND MAINTAIN COMPLEX VOICE AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS ON OPERATIONS WORLDWIDE
You are vital to the success of battlefield communications. You will prepare, engineer and maintain operational and tactical Communications Information Systems to ensure that frontline troops and their commanders can communicate on deployment worldwide. Trained to a high level you will be able to engineer a range of systems including radios, satellite systems, computer networks and mobile communications as well as support a range of software applications.
On completion of training you will be promoted to Lance Corporal and will go on to specialist courses to enable you to become an expert in your field. You will receive a range of civilian recognised qualifications up to degree level. There are opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, skills and experience to specialist roles such as a Special Forces Communicator, Advanced Cyber Operator or an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operator.
Training For The Role
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.
Then you will study to become a specialist at the Royal School of Signals in Blandford. Here you will begin the technical training you will need to fulfil your future role. You will study engineering fundamentals, networking and communications principles, static, mobile and wireless communications, software applications and defensive cyber techniques. With this new knowledge, you will learn how to communicate using military and commercial systems. In addition to this you will study the management, maintenance and operation of the equipment used regularly by the Royal Signals. You’ll practice these skills in a variety of environments in conjunction with developing your leadership skills.
- Mid Thigh Pull 46kg
- Medicine Ball Throw 2.9m
- 2km run 11m 15s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
Qualifications You Could Get After Training
- Driving licences: B+E, C+E
- Level 2 functional skills in Maths, English and IT
- BTEC Level 2 certificate in Information Communications Technology
- NVQ Level 3 as an Information Communication Technology (Professional)
- City and Guilds Diploma for IT Practice Systems Support
- Communications Cabling BTEC Level 3
- Diploma in ICT
- NVQ Level 3 ICT (P)
- Advance Apprenticeship in Information Communication Technology (Professional) (ICT (P))
- Professional registration with IET or BCS
- City and Guilds in Advanced Diploma IT Practitioner Systems Support (Level 3)
- FdSc Management of Military Information Systems
- Higher apprenticeship in ICT (P) (Level 4)