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Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering

The Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering (DSEME) is part for the Defence College of Technical Training and is located at MOD Lyneham in Wiltshire. It is responsible for delivering technical training to soldiers, Royal Marines, airmen and officers from all three Services.

DSEME has a mission to deliver flexible, affordable, modern and effective technical training in order to support equipment capability that meets the requirements of the nation’s Armed Forces and the needs of their trainees now and into the future.

DSEME consists of a number of units including 8 Training Battalion REME which provides technical training for all REME soldiers.


8 Training Battalion REME (8 Trg Bn REME)

8 Trg Bn REME is the UK’s largest electronic and mechanical engineering teaching establishment. At any time there are around 1,500 soldiers at 8 Trg Bn REME undertaking career and equipment courses and gaining transferable qualifications ranging from National Vocational Qualifications to Degrees.

8 Trg Bn REME prides itself on delivering training using modern techniques and the latest learning technologies. All training activities are focused around a new e-learning system with an associated Virtual Learning Environment to enable all trainees access to any necessary teaching material 24 hours a day and from the comfort of their own surroundings.