PROVIDE CRUCIAL ANALYSIS OF TERRAIN
I HAVE REPRESENTED THE REGIMENT AT RUGBY, SPENT A WEEK SAILING AND GAINED QUALIFICATIONS THAT WILL HELP IN LATER LIFE.
Where's the best place to build a helicopter landing site? What's the best route for a tank? And where would a missile do the most damage? Geographic Technicians answer all these questions and more. Trained in hi-tech Geographic Information Systems (GIS), they analyse the landscape and give us vital data about it. Join us in this key role and you'll learn to scan satellite pictures for enemy sites, make 3D models of the battlefield, plan special routes and more. Your training can take you far - within and outside the Army - plus, you'll get to travel and do sports with mates. Geographic Technician is a Geographic role in the Royal Engineers. All the Royal Engineer soldier job roles are divided into 5 groups. When you apply to the Engineers, you will apply to the trade group rather than the specific trade. More about types of roles in the Royal Engineers.
Learn to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Become an expert in positional surveying Work with geographic data and satellite imagery Create geographic products using advanced software Deploy all over the world and advise senior commanders
(FULL TIME) RESERVIST
Training For The Role
You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you'll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate. If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years 1 month), you'll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.
Then it's off to the Royal School of Military Engineering in Minley for nine weeks. Here, you learn military engineering skills such as knots and lashings, demolition, mine warfare and bridge building. Next stop is the Defence School of Transport in Leconfield for your C+E (LGV) licence. Finally, you go to the Royal School of Military Survey in Hermitage. Over 42 weeks, you learn about GIS, geographic data, satellite imagery and terrain analysis.
Age: 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months
Qualifications: GCSE Grade A-C/9-5 in Maths and GCSE Grade A-C/9-4 in English Language and one other subject
Fitness: Mid Thigh Pull 50kg Medicine Ball Throw 3m 2km run 11m MSFT (beep test) level 7.5 More information about the fitness test Junior Soldier(Reg only): Mid Thigh Pull 50kg Medicine Ball Throw 2.7m 2km run 11m MSFT (beep test) level 7.5
Qualifications You Could Get After Training
Class 2 Geographic Technician - Diploma of Higher Education Class 1 Geographic Technician - Batchelors of Science Degree in Military Geospatial Science You can then study in your own time to gain Honours with this undergraduate degree accredited to Sheffield Hallam and funded by the Army Cat B and Cat C+E driving licence
Learn about rank progression here.
Pay and Benefits
Earn £15,985 during training. When you have completed 26 week's service or finished basic trade training - whichever comes first, your pay will rise to £20,400
From the Field
"After completing Basic Training in Oct 2012, I moved onto my Combat Engineer Class 3 at Gibraltar Barracks before gaining an HGV licence. Then I had trade training at RSMS before progressing to the field army in 2014. I deployed to the Falklands in Nov 2014 and went on exercises in the UK too. These have used and developed my technical skills. It's not all work though; you get plenty of time for sports. I have represented the Regiment at rugby, spent a week sailing and gained qualifications that will help in later life."
- Company Name
- British Army
- Job Location
- South West
- United Kingdom