School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
The School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (SEME) is a training school, providing trade (Phase 2) training for soldiers of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME).
It is located at Bordon in Hampshire. SEME is the UKs largest electro-mechanical engineering teaching establishment. At any time there are approximately 1500 soldiers at SEME undertaking career and equipment courses and gaining transferable qualifications ranging from NVQ level 2 to HND.
SEME is committed to delivering relevant training in support of current operations, consequently the number and diversity of our technical courses is greater than ever. Our mantra is 'Soldier First, Tradesman Always' and so maintaining and developing soldiers' military skills, in parallel with their trade, is at the heart of what we do.
SEME also offers soldiers the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sporting and adventurous pursuits. Our gymnasium, swimming pool and sports pitches are second to none. Also available are first class medical, dental and physiotherapy facilities.
When off duty, the Prince Philip Barracks Village complex provides the opportunity to relax with friends in a wi-fi enabled area where a full range of welfare support agencies can be found along side retail outlets.
SEME is constantly updating and modernising its technical training courses and teaching techniques. We have recently invested in new computer based learning for soldiers undertaking the Common Foundation Module and further investment this year will see Armourers' training being transformed.
In around 2015, the Defence Training Review will relocate SEME and other Service schools to a brand new Defence Technical College at St Athan in South Wales. In the mean time, and despite the squeeze on defence spending, we have been able to continue with a complete refresh of single soldiers' living accommodation.
SEME offers real opportunity to those seeking a challenging and rewarding career within the Army. Our courses will test soldiers' determination and commitment and in doing so prepare them for their first and future assignments.