RE OFFICER - Leadership challenges for the technically minded.
If you've got an aptitude for leadership, then joining the Royal Engineers and becoming an officer is a great way to take things to the next level.
As a Troop Commander you will command your Troop, of approximately 30 soldiers, in some of the most arduous and demanding conditions. The responsibility is high, but so are the rewards. Whether on operations, exercise or in barracks you will be actively involved in your soldiers welfare, training and career development. You will also have opportunities to play sport, organise and lead overseas expeditions.
Officers are expected to master the same basic military skills and tactics as the soldiers they command. In addition to your soldiering skills you will also learn the skills pertinent to being an officer in the Royal Engineers, which includes learning Engineer reconnaissance, demolitions, and bridging to name just a few.
You will be required to lead and motivate the troops under your command, and the role will call upon your maturity and sense of responsibility necessary to maintain your soldiers' wellbeing. The Royal Engineers require young officers with sound judgement, initiative and the ability to motivate and inspire their soldiers. If you have what it takes and have an appetite for action and adventure then one of the best jobs in the Army could be yours.
An engineering or technical degree is not required to join the Corps, however there are opportunities to further your qualifications and either gain Chartered Engineer status or qualify as a Chartered Surveyor as your career progresses.
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