Military construction engineering technician

Military construction engineering technician

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 have five distinct roles that link together to enable you to undertake construction tasks in a military environment. 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. 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. Military servicemen and women are highly sought-after by civilian trade organisations due to the breadth of knowledge, skills and behaviours they bring from their time in the military.


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

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