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Technical training

The content of your technical training varies according to the REME trade that you have been recruited to join.

After your induction training, you will complete a period of classroom-based training to provide you with the background knowledge to ensure that you will be successful in your trade followed by further practical training that is specific to your future trade. Your training will be conducted in a classroom, on demonstration pieces of equipment and in an outside ‘exercise – type’ environment.


Key Skills

Soldiers are assessed on their current knowledgein order to identify their level of key skills. They will then be provided with further training in:

  • communications
  • application of numbers
  • information communication technology
  • working with others
  • improving their own learning and performance

Common Foundation training

Most soldiers will then attend common foundation training which lasts for six weeks and includes periods of academics, mathematics, science, technical drawing, materials and workshop technology.


Technician Foundation training

All Electronics, Avionics and Aircraft technicians will then attend technician foundation training that lasts for seven weeks and includes periods of mathematics, science, health and safety, military studies, engineering management and quality assurance.