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Artisan Engineer Trades

We develop more technical engineering skills through:

1) Reserve Artisan Trade Courses
Reserve Artisan trade courses are available to all combat engineers within the Squadron. They will achieve a basic understanding and ability in a range of infrastructure focused skills.

2) Attending Regular Army Trade Courses
Those Reserve Soldiers who can spare the time and meet the entry standards can attend the Regular Soldier artisan courses listed below at the Royal School of Military Engineering in Chatham, Kent. The courses are accreted by the City and Guilds institute and vary in length depending upon the level of previous experience but can be up to 10 months. Courses include:

• Carpenter & Joiner

• Bricklayer and Concreter

• Electrician

• Heating Engineer and Plumber

• Building and Structural Finisher

3) Complement Existing Civilian Trade Qualifications
Individuals qualified through a civilian institution in a relevant artisan trade can have their qualifications enhanced by attending courses at the Royal School of Military Engineering in Chatham, Kent. Individuals serving with the Squadron are also encouraged to get their existing civilian qualifications endorsed to allow them to operate in a military environment.

Attached Arms

There are a variety of opportunities within the Squadron for personnel from other parts of the Reserves and these include:

Royal Logistics Corps (RLC) Chef
The Regiment has opportunities for Chefs who are trained in preparing food in challenging circumstances, in barracks and in outdoor field kitchens.

Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Combat Medical Technician
The Regiment has opportunities for Combat Medical Technicians who are trained to give emergency treatment, evacuate casualties and deal with the day to day medical needs of soldiers.

Adjutants General Corps (Staff and Personnel Support) (AGC(SPS)) - Combat Human Resources Specialist (CHRS)
The Regiment has opportunities for Combat Human Resources Specialist (CHRS) who provide Human Resources and administration support.

What else is on offer?

• Daily rate of pay (New Entrant £36:75).

• Trained soldiers daily rate of pay £45.51.

• £300 bonus on Attestation (Joining the Squadron

• £1000 bonus on completion of soldier training.

• £1000 bonus on completion of trade training.

• Annual tax free bonus of between £436 -£1725.

• Officer Cadet daily rate of pay £63:95

• Travel expenses paid to and from duty station.

• On completion of trade training guaranteed driver training.

• Earn, why you learn Military & Civilian qualifications.

• Travel, Excitement & Adventure.

• Guaranteed minimum of 27 training days.

• “Comradery” local unit employing local people.

• Free gym and fitness facilities.

• Railcard with 34% Discounted Rail Travel.

How Do I Join? You can find out more by contacting our Recruiting Team in either of our Army Reserve Centres, we are open 08:00hrs to 16:00hrs Monday to Friday or join us on a training evening every Tuesday at 19:30hrs to 21:30hrs

You can contact us directly on: Email: 21ENGR-103FdSqn-ADCrecruiter@mod.uk, Telephone: 0191 2653232 Mobile: 07876 580409

We will then arrange for you to visit our nearest Army Reserve Centres to you and explain the opportunities that the Royal Engineers and the Army Reserves can offer you

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