Military engineering construction technician apprenticeship

Undertake construction tasks in a military environment

A Royal Engineer is a technician and unique member of the Armed Forces, with the option of selecting a construction-related trade. Your options in construction are carpenter and joiner; bricklayer and concreter; building and structural finisher; plumbing and heating; or plant operator and mechanic. Your development as a tradesperson will be underpinned by the military skills expected of any soldier and achieved prior to arrival. You could work on construction sites in any part of the world, erecting new buildings or repairing existing structures. This will be reinforced by your ability to accept responsibility for your own and co-workers’ safety on a construction site. You can expect to work globally in testing and potentially hostile environments. The construction environment differs from an industrial norm in that soldiers are required to deliver their construction skills in an ever changing and potentially hostile situation with minimal resources and support. The skills you gain on the military engineering construction technician apprenticeship are directly transferable to the civilian trades and you’ll find military servicemen and women are highly sought-after by organisations due to the knowledge, skills and behaviours they bring from their time in the military.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and DT

Entry requirements for the military engineering construction technician apprenticeship: 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: £20,000 per annum

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