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Careers

RAPTCI Main Stream

As a qualified RAPTCI who has been chosen or selected to remain in the mainstream PT environment, you will be employed as a Sergeant at any of the wide number of varying Army training establishments, for at least two tours. During this time you will normally work for an RAPTC Officer or Warrant Officer who will continue with your career development with on-the-job training.

When you have been promoted to Staff Sergeant you will be employed in the Field Army, acting independently within a wide range of units, covering every aspect of fitness training in readiness for operational deployments and training for war.

After promotion to Warrant Officer individuals could return to a training establishment as the department head, or remain in the Field Army in a range of Garrison appointments running large facilities. For those with the right skills there are a number of Divisional Headquarters Warrant Officer Posts within the Physical and Adventurous Training Branch.

Those good enough and selected for Warrant Officer Class 1 will be employed within a Divisional or Brigade Headquarters as a Staff Assistant. There are also training establishment appointments, including the Corps senior appointment, the Corps Regimental Sergeant Major.

Those who demonstrate the aptitude will have an opportunity for a second career as a Late Entry Officer within the RAPTC, or even with another Corps, if vacancies become available.

RAPTC Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor

Those transferring into this role will attend the Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor course at the Defence Medical Services Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court. Students will include PTIs from branches of all three services.

The course runs for 6 months and comprised studies, clinical practice and assessments. It is also a fantastic opportunity to improve understanding of a wide range of subjects within medical rehabilitation and exercise therapy.

Once qualified you will spend at least two tours as an ERI, working in units such as Regional Rehabilitation Units or Primary Care Rehabilitation Facilities. You could also stay at Headley Court working with patients with more serious injuries.

For your first appointment you will normally work for an RAPTC Warrant Officer, who will assist with your continued professional development. During this time you may also do an operational tour as an ERI, working as part of a multi discipline medical team.

Once you have attained promotion to Staff Sergeant you will be employed in the Field Army, acting independently as a generalist PTI, covering every aspect of fitness training in readiness for operational deployments and training for war.

On promotion to Warrant Officer Class 2, you may be employed in the specialist roles of a tutor at the Joint Service School for Exercise Rehabilitation Instructors, the senior ERI at a Regional Rehabilitation Unit or as the ERI specialist at the ASPT. Further specialist appointments are then available if selected for promotion to Warrant Officer Class 1,

Those who demonstrate the aptitude will have an opportunity for a second career as a Late Entry Officer within the RAPTC, or even with another Corps, if vacancies become available.

RAPTCI Adventurous Training (ATI)

Those who are selected for this role will attend the six month Adventurous Training Instructor (ATI) course in the Joint Service Mountain Training Centre, North Wales, and qualify in a wide range of Adventurous Training (outdoor pursuits) qualifications.

Once qualified you will be employed to deliver Adventurous Training in a variety of units from recruit training establishments to Joint Service Centres spread across the UK and as far flung as Cyprus, Germany, Norway and Canada. In many you will normally work for an RAPTC Warrant Officer, who will assist with your continued professional development.

Once you have attained promotion to Staff Sergeant you will be employed in the Field Army, acting independently as a generalist PTI within a wide range of units, covering every aspect of fitness training in readiness for operational deployments and training for war.

Following promotion to Warrant Officer individuals could return to a number of Senior Instructor posts in any of the centres that have them. Those good enough and selected for Warrant Officer Class 1 can be employed within any of the posts shown for the mainstream PTI.

However, they can also be appointed to one of two posts that are for specialist ATIs - one is Chief Instructor of the centre in Canada; the other is Chief Instructor at a centre for recruit training in Sennybridge, South Wales.

Those who demonstrate the aptitude will have an opportunity for a second career as a Late Entry Officer within the RAPTC, or even with another Corps, if vacancies become available.

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