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Technical support specialists

REME soldiers are trained in a wide variety of skills to enable them to recover and repair of all the Army’s equipment. To carry out this complex task REME soldiers use hundreds of tools and specialized pieces of equipment to keep the Army up and running.

There are 3 main roles of the Technical Support Specialist (TS Spec) - to look after these tools and pieces of equipment, to deliver ‘life support’ to the tradesmen in the REME and to deliver military training to soldiers in their unit.

After passing courses in Technical Stores accounting you will be able to progress onto instructional courses in weapon handling, tactics, first aid, navigation, chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear defence. You will then help train your colleagues in these skills. If you excel at delivering instructional periods then you could be selected to instruct in a Phase 1 (basic military training) or Phase 2 (technical training) training establishment.

You have the opportunity to progress to Warrant Officer Class 1 and beyond through a variety of different jobs so no two postings will be the same.

Before being assigned to your first REME Unit, TS Specs can expect to spend a total of 12 days in learning accounting and unit material management responsibilities before moving to the School of Logistics in Deepcut for four weeks to attend in-depth training on the All Arms Storeman Course.