Military construction engineering technician

Military construction engineering technician

“A royal engineer is a multi-skilled soldier, combat engineer and tradesmen”

A royal engineer is a military construction engineering technician and unique member of the Armed Forces. As an apprentice, you’ll be able to select one of three construction trades: carpentry and joinery, bricklaying and concreting, or building and structural finishing. You’ll work on construction sites around the world, helping to erect new buildings or repair existing structures. The scope of works is wide, but includes everything from the laying of non-specialist concrete, to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings and associated decoration. Your development as a tradesperson will be underpinned by the military skills expected of any soldier and achieved prior to arrival, overlain by the knowledge and skills of supervision and planning. This will be reinforced by your ability to accept responsibility for your own and co-workers’ safety on a construction site. All of these skills will be used in a potentially arduous and hostile environment.

Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and DT

Entry requirements: All soldiers entering onto one of the three options is required to have successfully completed phase 1 basic military training and phase 2A combat engineering training

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum