Sappers are unique, motivated and intelligent. We are multi-skilled soldiers, combat engineers and tradesmen. We provide essential support to all areas of the British Army in peacetime and on operations.
26 May 1716
Few careers can match the diversity, training and experiences the Corps of Royal Engineers can offer. No matter which path you take, officer, soldier, Regular or Reserve, you will become confident in your role, with the opportunity to gain civilian recognised qualifications.
Due to civil war in the country, we are providing support to military and civilians in need of engineering expertise.
We continue to support construction projects on the island.
You will quickly learn the skills required to become a junior leader and gain promotion.
Our senior ranks are experienced, respectful and provide excellent coaching and mentoring.
We have quality Sapper officers, that inspire and lead from the front.
The Corps of Royal Engineers comprises of Regular and Reserve units, located around the United Kingdom. Our Corps' home is situated with 1 Royal School of Military Engineering Regiment in Chatham, Kent. As a trainee Sapper, this is where you will conduct your trade training.
Menna Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe have won gold in the slalom on the final day of the Pyeongchang Paralympics Games. Which makes them Great Britain's most decorated Winter Paralympians ever, after previously winning two silvers and a bronze.
Captain Kehoe, of the Corps of Royal Engineers is the Sighted Skiing Guide for Menna Fitzpatrick, who has less than 3% vision.
Captain Kehoe believes she wouldn't have been able to achieve their success without the aid of her military focus and the support from the British Army and Corps of Royal Engineers.
As a Sapper, you will be able to participate in many sports and enjoy various Adventurous Training activities.
Are you the next Captain Jen Kehoe?
The Year of Engineering is a government campaign, which celebrates the wonder of engineering.
We showcased our engineering expertise and opportunities when we launched our Year of Engineering campaign at the Royal School of Military Engineering in Surrey, on 8th February.
Groups experienced our bridging capabilities, requiring them to design and construct a military bridge across a gap. Additionally, they got up close and personal with our cutting-edge bomb disposal robot, which apparently reminded them of something from the latest sci-fi film.
There will be various engineering activities across the country, so if you would like to know more or already consider yourself a budding Sapper, please follow us @Proud_Sappers @CorpsOfRoyalEngineers #YoERE #YofERE
I have a sense of pride and worth as a Sapper Corporal Gregan - Corps of Royal Engineers
Corporal Gregan is trained in Bomb Disposal/Search and is proud to have served his country on Operations around the world.
As a potential Sapper, you will complete basic training. You will learn the skills required to become a robust and confident soldier.
You will complete combat engineer training, which will give you the engineering knowledge required to use speed boats, handle explosives, build bridges, purify water, build fortifications and many other exciting tasks.
As a Sapper you will gain a trade, with the opportunity to gain civilian recognised qualifications.
I'm proud to be the first female Armoured Engineer Lance Corporal Victoria - Corps of Royal Engineers
Male or Female, as a potential Sapper you will be treated fairly and with respect throughout your career in the Corps of Royal Engineers.
Lance Corporal Victoria joined the Army in 2013 and trained to be an Armoured Engineer. She drives two different types of armoured vehicles, spends time with the Army Youth Outreach Team and is an accomplished horse rider.
There are a number of specialised trades in the Corps of Royal Engineers including Bomb Disposal/Search, Armoured Engineer, Parachute Engineer, Commando Royal Engineer and Royal Engineer Diver to name a few.
If the Corps of Royal Engineers sounds appealing, please use the link below to enquire.
An interesting and fulfilling trade #Proud_Sappers
Our Construction Materials Technicians provide critical design information on materials in use during construction tasks.
Responsibilities are concerned with investigation and testing of materials such as soils, rocks, aggregates, concrete, bitumen and tar.
You will receive a car and HGV driving licence. On completion of your course you will achieve a civilian qualification in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities.
GCSE Entry Requirement: Maths C/5 English C/5 Other C/5
The Corps of Engineers was formed in 1716, consisting of only 28 officers. After expansion and many expeditions throughout the world, the Corps of Royal Engineers was formally established in 1856, consisting of both officers and non-commissioned ranks.
Royal Engineers Army Football Club win the FA Cup
The famous defence of Rourke's Drift during the Zulu War takes place
Strategic tunneling operations assist First World War efforts
Essential engineer operations contributed to Allied success in the Second World War
Corporal J Bedford MC receives a bravery medal for his efforts in Afghanistan
The Corps celebrates 300 years of successful military engineering around the world
Royal Engineer Captain Jen Kehoe and Menna Fitzpatrick have won Gold in the Visually Impaired (VI) Slalom, their fourth medal victory at the 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympic Games, making them Britain’s most decorated Winter Paralympians ever.
The British Army has deployed to the Caribbean to provide immediate assistance with the humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts in response to Hurricane Irma.
Interested in joining the Corps of Royal Engineers?