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Clerk of Works

The Role:

Clerk of Works is a top-of-the-tree role for Royal Engineers soldiers. A supervisory technician's role, Clerk of Works are the Army's engineering experts, called upon to oversee and manage large construction, electrical or mechanical projects. Training for the position lasts for two years and on graduating, students are promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant and sent to work within either an Engineer Regiment or alongside the Professionally Qualified Officers around the world.

The Skills:

Accredited as HNDs, Clerk of Works courses train the technician engineers to produce the detailed designs for the wide variety of construction work completed by the Royal Engineers. As well as a range of qualifications including the Higher National Diploma Building Services Engineering Certificate and the Certificate of Site Safety Management, being a Clerk of Works entitles you to apply for membership to professional bodies such as the Institute of Clerk of Works and the Institution of Incorporated Engineers.

The very best Clerk of Works may also be considered for a commission, with the opportunity to reach the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

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